• In re: Lucky's Market Parent Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Real Estate | Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Dorsey
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69354

    The bankruptcy court rejected a landlord's administrative expense claim, because the lease provided that trade fixtures remained debtors' property.

  • 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.

  • RSUI Indem. Co. v. Murdock

    Publication Date: 2021-03-17
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Traynor
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert J. Katzenstein, Kathleen M. Miller, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert P. Conlon, Kevin A. Lahm, Cassandra L. Jones, Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP, Chicago, IL for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman, Mary F. Dugan, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kirk A. Pasich, Pamela Woods, Christopher T. Pasich, Pasich LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69330

    Delaware public policy did not make fraudulent conduct by corporate directors and officers uninsurable, and a policy exclusion did not apply.

  • McDonald's Corp. v. Easterbrook

    Publication Date: 2021-02-17
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Garrett B. Moritz, S. Reiko Rogozen, Holly E. Newell, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Wil-liam Savitt, Anitha Reddy, Sarah K. Eddy, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; Ronald L. Olson, John W. Spiegel, Luis Li, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Jonathan I Kravis, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Daniel C. Herr, Law Office of Daniel C. Herr, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Kristen E. Hudson, The Benson Firm PLLC, Austin, TX for defendant.

    Case Number: D69299

    The court denied defendant's motions to dismiss because the parties did not incorporate a forum selection clause into their separation agreement, and plaintiff alleged sufficient facts to support its claim for fraud in the inducement.

  • The Am. Bottling Co. v. Repole

    Publication Date: 2021-01-13
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Distribution and Wholesale | Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Garrett B. Moritz, Anne M. Steadman, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert C. Walters, Russell H. Falconer, Megan Z. Hulce, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss and Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; David. H. Bernstein, Jyotin Hamid, Jared I. Kagan, and Matthew J. Petrozziello, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D69254

    Tortious interference claim failed where CEO acted within scope of authority to negotiate distribution/investment deal with another company where the transaction withstood business judgement rule review and thus could not be attacked via a tortious interference claim.

  • ACW Corp. v. Maxwell

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Insurance
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Vaughn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott R. Mondell, Andrew J. Carmine, Elzufon Austin & Mondell, P.A., Wilmington, DE for appellants.
    for defendant: Colin M. Shalk, Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss, P.A., Wilmington, DE for appellees.

    Case Number: D69206

    Employer and workers' compensation carrier could not pursue subrogation action against third-party tortfeasor to recover lump-sum settlement paid to an injured worker where there was no evidence the lump-sum included damages the worker could recover from the tortfeasor in a tort action.

  • 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.

  • f'real Foods, LLC v. Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-01
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodger D. Smith II, Michael J. Flynn and Taylor Haga, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Guy W. Chambers and Peter Colosi, Sideman & Bancroft LLP, San Francisco for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Francis DiGiovanni, Thatcher A. Rahmeier, William S. Foster, Jr., Kenneth M. Vorrasi and Brianna L. Silverstein, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D69037

    Plaintiffs failed to establish rental lost profits.

  • GEA Sys. N. Am. LLC v. Golden State Food Corp.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-24
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross, Bradley R. Aronstam and R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; E. Hutchinson Robbins, Jr. and Megan B. Burnet, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Baltimore, MD for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Patricia L. Enerio and Gillian L. Andrews, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Randy K. Jones and Ann-Marie Dao, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., San Diego, CA for defendant Golden State Foods Corp. Brian M. Rostocki, Benjamin Chapple and Justin M. Forcier, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE for third-party defendant Allianz Global Risks U.S. Ins. Co.

    Case Number: D69025

    In this breach of contract action, defendant adequately alleged a negligence counterclaim, but the court dismissed the remaining counterclaims.

  • Morrison v. Berry

    Publication Date: 2020-06-17
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Jeffrey M. Gorris, Christopher P. Quinn and Bradley P. Lehman, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Randall J. Baron and Christopher H. Lyons, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP , San Diego, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Rudolf Koch, Matthew D. Perri and John M. O’Toole, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Adam L. Sisitsky, Lavinia M. Weizel, Robert I. Bodian and Scott A. Rader, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., New York, NY and Boston, MA for independent director defendants. William B. Chandler III, Bradley D. Sorrels, Lindsay K. Faccenda and Daniyal M. Iqbal, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE for defendant Duggan. Patricia L. Enerio, Jamie L. Brown and Gillian L. Andrews, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant Anicetti. Kevin G. Abrams, J. Peter Shindel, Jr. and Matthew L. Miller, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Matthew A. Schwartz and Joshua S. Levy, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY for J.P. Morgan defendants. William M. Lafferty, S. Mark Hurd, Thomas W. Briggs, Jr. and Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stuart W. Gold and Richard W. Clary, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY for defendant Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP. Kevin R. Shannon and Matthew F. Davis, Potter, Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jonathan Rosenberg and Abby F. Rudzin, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, New York, NY for Apollo defendants. John L. Reed, Peter H. Kyle and David Clarke, Jr., DLA Piper LLP., Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC for Berry defendants.

    Case Number: D69017

    Plaintiff adequately alleged an aiding and abetting claim against a financial advisor, but the court dismissed the other aiding and abetting claims.