• DG BF, LLC v. Ray

    Publication Date: 2021-03-17
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Consumer Products | Food and Beverage | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean J. Bellew, Bellew LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gerard P. Fox, Marina V. Bogorad, Gerard Fox Law P.C., Los Angeles, CA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Sean A. Meluney, Matthew D. Beebe, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, Wilmington, DE; David B. Anthony, Berger Harris LLP, Wilmington, DE; Perry J. Woodward, Hopkins & Carley, A Law Corporation, San Jose, CA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69328

    Plaintiffs could proceed with breach of contract and implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing claims after alleging company and its officers breached express obligations under operating agreement and failed to act in good faith in selection of independent managers.

  • Mehra v. Teller

    Publication Date: 2021-02-17
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John L. Reed, Peter H. Kyle, Kelly L. Freund, DLA Piper LLP (US), Wilmington, DE; Patrick J. Smith, Brian T. Burns, Nicholas J. Karasimas, Smith Villazor LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jon E. Abramczyk, D. McKinley Measley, Alexandra M. Cumings, Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69300

    Although one member of a limited liability company contrived circumstances leading to a deadlock, the facts established that the parties had an irreconcilable disagreement which warranted dissolution of the com-pany.

  • Am. Int'l Indus. v. The Neslemur Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-23
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Consumer Products
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Seth J. Reidenberg, Tybout Redfearn & Pell, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Robert J. Katzenstein, Smith Katzenstein Jenkins, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick F. Hofer, Clyde & Co US LLP, Washington, DC for defendant.

    Case Number: D69231

    Anti-claim/anti-suit injunction on indemnification crossclaims/third-party claims in other jurisdictions granted where crossclaimant/third-party claimant was entitled to indemnification under asset purchase agreement and had contractually chosen to litigate the APA in Delaware.

  • Rath v. Vita Sanotec, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-28
    Practice Area: Trademarks
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Enrique D. Arana Carlton Fields, P.A., Miami, FL for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Richard D. Heins, Tiffany Geyer Lydon, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE

    Case Number: D69169

    The court awarded attorney fees to plaintiff in this trademark matter, because it was an exceptional case and defendant had litigated the action in an unreasonable manner.

  • Rome Enter., Inc. v. ReBath, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-10-21
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Construction | Consumer Products
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard L. Renck, Duane Morris LLP, Wilmington, DE; Wayne A. Mack, J. Manly Parks, William Shotzbarger, Raymond A. Vanderhyden, Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, PA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jason C. Jowers, Stephen B. Brauerman, Elizabeth A. Powers, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey H. Wolf, Lauren Elliott Stine, Kristen M. Arredondo, Quarles & Brady LLP, Phoenix, AZ for defendant.

    Case Number: D69165

    The court denied a party's motion to vacate an arbitrator's award where that party had consented to the arbitrator's authority to issue decisions on certain matters.

  • New Balance Athletics, Inc. v. USA New Bunren Int'l Co. Ltd. LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-10-07
    Practice Area: Trademarks
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Arthur G. Connolly, III, Ryan P. Newell, Stephanie Smiertka Riley, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas L. Holt, Jeremy L. Buxbaum, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Dennis J. Butler, John D. Simmons, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Timothy T. Wang, Ni, Wang & Massand, PLLC, Dallas, TX for defendant.

    Case Number: D69145

    The court awarded treble damages for trademark infringement, but it denied plaintiff's request for an award of attorney fees.

  • GOLO, LLC v. Goli Nutrition Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-16
    Practice Area: Trademarks
    Industry: Consumer Products | Food and Beverage
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chad S. C. Stover, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; John Gabrielides and Genevieve E. Charlton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago, IL; Caitlin R. Byczko, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, IN for plaintiff;
    for defendant: Brian A. Biggs, DLA Piper LLP, Wilmington, DE; Tamar Y. Duvdevani and Kerry A. O’Neill, DLA Piper LLP, New York, NY; Safraz W. Ishmael, DLA Piper LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69119

    Motion for preliminary injunction in trademark infringement case denied where plaintiff's mark had failed to develop sufficient distinctiveness or market awareness such that there would be a likelihood of confusion caused by defendant's use of its mark.

  • In re: Aerogroup Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-09
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Consumer Products
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert M. Hirsh, Beth M. Brownstein, James H. Hulme and Jackson D. Toof, Arent Fox LLP, New York, NY and Washington, DC; Frederick B. Rosner, Scott J. Leonhardt and Jason A. Gibson, The Rosner Law Group LLC, Wilmington, DE for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew M. Murphy, Nicholas A. Bassett and Brendan M. Gage, Paul Hastings LLP, Chicago, IL; M. Blake Cleary and Michael Neiburg, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D69112

    A credit bid at an auction of debtors' assets did not constitute a "final" bid, so that bid did not cap the value of the creditor's secured collateral.

  • In re Coty Inc. Stockholder Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-02
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; John Vielandi and David MacIsaac, Labaton Sucharow LLP, New York, NY; Joel Friedlander, Jeffrey M. Gorris and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Jeremy S. Friedman and David F.E. Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Bedford Hills, NY; D. Seamus Kaskela, Kaskela Law LLC, Newtown Square, PA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, J. Matthew Belger and Nicholas D. Mozal of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wil-mington, DE; Gregory P. Williams, Raymond J. DiCamillo, Angela Lam and Kevin M. Regan, Richards Layton & Finger, P.A, Wilmington, DE; James W. Ducayet, Nilofer Umar, Benjamin Friedman and Zarine Alam, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL; Paul J. Lockwood, Alyssa S. O’Connell and Bonnie W. David, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lauren E. Aguiar, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY; Patricia L. Enerio and Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants and nominal defendant.

    Case Number: D69105

    Stockholder alleged sufficient facts to support their claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, so the court denied defendants' motion to dismiss.

  • Juul Labs, Inc. v. Grove

    Publication Date: 2020-08-26
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, David J. Teklits and Lauren N. Bennett, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Bruce A. Ericson and Colin T. Kemp, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, San Francisco, CA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Gregory V. Varallo, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Wilmington, DE; David Wales and Thomas G. James, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Francis A. Bottini, Jr. , Bottini & Bottini, Inc., La Jolla, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69098

    A stockholder was not entitled to request books and records pursuant to another state's laws, because the internal affairs doctrine provided that Delaware law governed inspection rights for companies incorporated in that state.