• Lacey v. Mota-Velasco

    Publication Date: 2021-02-24
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Mining and Resources
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Andrew, Craig J. Springer, David Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jeremy S. Friedman, Spencer Oster, David F.E. Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Bedford Hills, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: William M. Lafferty, John P. DiTomo, Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilming-ton, DE; Bradley J. Benoit, Bryan Dumesnil, Bracewell LLP, Houston, TX; Srinivas M. Raju, Andrew J. Peach, Matthew W. Murphy, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Steven R. Selsberg, S. Sels-berg Law, PLLC, Houston, TX; Sylvia A. Mayer, S. Mayer Law PLLC, Houston, TX; Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Mat-thew F. Davis, Elizabeth M. Taylor, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., David M.J. Rein, Matthew A. Peller, Y. Carson Zhou, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY for defend-ants.

    Case Number: D69305

    The court granted defendant directors' motion to dismiss a breach of contract claim because plaintiff's claim was essentially one for breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Acua-Atalaya v. Newmont Mining Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-13
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Mining and Resources
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Judge Shwartz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69257

    The district court acted within its discretion when it dismissed plaintiffs' complaint based on forum non conveniens, because the evidence indicated that the courts of another country could provide an adequate alternative forum for the parties' dispute.

  • Williams v. Sontchi

    Publication Date: 2021-01-13
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: Energy | Mining and Resources
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69261

    Judicial defendants were entitled to immunity, so the district court properly rejected plaintiff's appeal and denied his motion to amend.

  • PacNet Capital v. Skye Mineral Partners, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-12-09
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Mining and Resources
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69218

    The bankruptcy court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing a petition for involuntary bankruptcy, because the party who filed the petition acted in bad faith. Affirmed.

  • Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd. v. Stillwater Mining Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-28
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Mining and Resources
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel T. Hirzel, Elizabeth A. DeFelice, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lawrence M. Rolnick, Steven M. Hecht, Rolnick Kramer Sadighi LLP, New York, NY for appellants.
    for defendant: S. Mark Hurd, Lauren Neal Bennett, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunell LLP, Wilmington, DE; James R. Warnot, Jr., Adam S. Lurie, Brenda D. DiLuigi, Nicole E. Jerry, Elizabeth M. Raulston, Linklaters LLP, New York, NY for appellee.

    Case Number: D69166

    Rejection of stockholders' appraisal action not an abuse of discretion where multiple indicia of reliability supported chancery court's decision to find deal price the most persuasive indicator of acquired company's value.

  • Lacey v. Mota-Velasco

    Publication Date: 2020-10-21
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Mining and Resources
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer, David Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jeremy S. Friedman, Spencer Oster, David F.E. Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Bedford Hills, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: William M. Lafferty, John P. Ditomo, Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Bradley J. Benoit, Bryan Dumesnil, Bracewell LLP, Houston, TX; Ralph D. McBride, Houston, TX; Srinivas M. Raju, Andrew J. Peach, Matthew W. Murphy, Richards Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Steven R. Selsberg, S. Selsberg Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX; Sylvai A. Mayer, S. Mayer Law PLLC, Houston, TX; Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Matthew F. Davis, Elizabeth M. Taylor, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., David M.J. Rein, Matthew A. Peller, Y Carson Zhou, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69164

    The court granted a motion to dismiss as to a foreign defendant due to lack of personal jurisdiction, because plaintiff failed to allege any acts in Delaware which were in furtherance of a conspiracy.

  • MTA Canada Royalty Corp. v. Compania Minera Pangea, S.A. DE C.V.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-30
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Mining and Resources
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter L. Frattareli, Kevin F. Shaw, Archer & Greiner, P.C., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Robert A. Penza, Christina B. Vavala, Polsinelli PC, Wilmington, DE; R. Montgomery Donaldson, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69137

    The unambiguous language of a contract included an anti-assignment provision.

  • In re Emerge Energy Serv. LP

    Publication Date: 2020-01-08
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Mining and Resources
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Judge: Judge Owens
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68833

    Bankruptcy court determined that a plan for reorganization could be approved, but only if a third-party release provision was modified.

  • In re: Chaparral Energy, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-10-09
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Energy | Mining and Resources
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark D. Collins and John H. Knight, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A, Wilmington, DE; Richard A. Levy, Keith A. Simon, and Christopher Harris, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY for appellant.
    for defendant: Seth Niederman, William H. Stassen, and Dana S. Katz, Fox Rothschild LLP, Wilmington, DE for appellees.

    Case Number: D68728

    Bankruptcy court did not abuse discretion to apply Bankruptcy Rule 7023 where it had grounds to find that all potential class members may not have been served with notice of the bar date, that certification would not adversely affect estate administration, and that the class claim would serve a deterrent effect upon the reorganized debtor.

  • In re: Appraisal of Stillwater Mining Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-09-04
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Mining and Resources
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel T. Hirzel, II, Elizabeth A. DeFelice, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lawrence M. Rolnick, Steven M. Hecht, Jonathan M. Kass and Glenn McGillivray, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, New York, NY for petitioners.
    for defendant: S. Mark Hurd and Lauren Neal Bennett, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; James R. Warnot, Jr., Adam S. Lurie, Brenda D. DiLuigi, Nicole E. Jerry and Elizabeth M. Raulston, Linklaters LLP, New York, NY for respondent.

    Case Number: D68690

    In this statutory appraisal proceeding, the court concluded that the deal price was the most persuasive indicator of fair value at the time of the merger.