• Techview Inv. Ltd. V. Amstar Poland Prop. Fund I, L.P.

    Publication Date: 2021-09-15
    Practice Area: Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth J. Nachbar, Ryan D. Stottmann, Miranda N. Gilbert, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael B. Carlinsky, David E. Myre, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss, E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Emily L. Wasserman, Davis Graham & Stuffs LLP, Denver, CO for defendants.

    Case Number: D69540

    The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss because it lacked personal jurisdiction over certain nonresident defendants, another court had exclusive jurisdiction over the gross negligence claim, and plaintiffs failed to state a claim for fraudulent inducement.

  • Wagner v. J & B Contractors, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-09-15
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Butler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephani J. Ballard, Law Offices of Stephani J. Ballard, LLC, Wilmington, DE for petitioners.
    for defendant: John E. Tracey, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D69541

    County board of adjustment correctly concluded that respondent was seeking an area variance, not a use variance.

  • Nalda v. Green Valley Home Inspections, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-09-08
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Margaret M. DiBianca, Clark Hill PLC, Wilmington, DE; Kevin B. Watson, Stephen M. Wolf, Clark Hill PLC, Philadelphia, PA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Richard D. Abrams, Timothy H. Rohs, Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69530

    Property inspection company was entitled to summary judgment because plaintiffs' claims were barred by the statute of limitations and no tolling applied.

  • Country Life Homes, LLC v. Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-09-01
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Vaughn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick K. Gibson, Ippoliti Law Group, Wilmington, DE for appellants.
    for defendant: Carol A. Vanderwoude, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, Art C. Aranilla, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., Wilmington, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D69520

    Former clients sufficiently pled legal malpractice cause of action by alleging that legal counsel negligently advised clients to pursue litigation strategy that had no merit, resulting in clients incurring unnecessary litigation expense.

  • Concerned Citizens of the Estates of Fairway Vill. v. Fairway Cap, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard E. Berl, Jr., Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLC, Lewes, DE for appellants.
    for defendant: Jeffrey M. Weiner, Law Offices of Jeffery M. Weiner, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Timothy Jay Houseal, William E. Gamgort, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP for appellees.

    Case Number: D69463

    Defendant's failure to move to lift preliminary injunction after co-plaintiff withdrew the security bond and the remaining plaintiff failed to post a replacement bond barred defendant from recovering wrongful injunction damages.

  • In re: EHT US1, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-30
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Judge: Judge Sontchi
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark D. Collins, Brendan J. Schlauch, Megan E. Kenney, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; P. Sabin Willett, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston, MA; Jennifer Feldsher, New York, NY; David M. Riley, Los Angeles, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Seth Van Aalten, G. David Dean, Justin R. Alberto, Cole Schotz, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Luc A. Despins, G. Alexander Bongartz, Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D69447

    Bankruptcy courts were to look to the laws of the jurisdiction where a foreign entity was formed and resided to determine if its structure qualified it to be a debtor under the Bankruptcy Code.

  • Long v. Fulton Bank, N.A.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-09
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Jurden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David A. White, Matthew J. Rufino, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jared T. Green, R. Karl Hill, Seitz, Van Ogtrop & Green, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69427

    Where plaintiffs delayed approximately seven years before terminating a lease for nonpayment of rent, they breached an agreement, but factual questions remained on the issue of waiver, so the court declined to grant judgment in favor of defendant.

  • In re: GGP, Inc. Stockholder Litig.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-09
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald A. Brown, Jr., Stephen D. Dargitz, J. Clayton Athey, Marcus E. Montejo, Samuel L. Closic, Prickett Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Carl L. Stine, Adam J. Blander, Wolf Popper LLP, New York, NY; Frank P. DiPrima, Law Office of Frank DiPrima, P.A., Morristown, NJ for plaintiffs. Seth D. Rigrodsky, Gina M. Serra, Rigrodsky Law, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Aaron Brody, Patrick Slyne, Stull, Stull & Brody, New York, NY for plaintiff’s executive committee.
    for defendant: Kevin G. Abrams, John M. Seaman, Matthew L. Miller, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; John A. Neuwirth, Evert J. Christensen, Jr., Seth Goodchild, Matthew S. Connors, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY for defendant Brookfield Property Partners. David J. Teklits, Thomas P. Will, Morris, Nich-ols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants Clark, Flatt and Kingston. Raymond J. DiCamillo, Susan M. Hannigan, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Brian T. Frawley, Y. Carson Zhou, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY for defendant Mathrani. Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Berton W. Ashman, Jr., Jaclyn C. Levy, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter E. Kazanoff, Michael J. Garvey, Sara A. Ricciardi, Eamonn W. Campbell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY for defendants Fi-ala, Fukakusa, Haley, Hurwitz and Lofgren.

    Case Number: D69425

    The business judgment standard applied because defendant was not a controlling stockholder and an over-whelming majority of the stockholders approved this merger transaction in an informed and uncoerced vote.

  • In re: Ursa Operating Co. LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-06-09
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Energy | Real Estate
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maria Aprile Sawczuk, Goldstein & McClintock, LLP, Wilmington, DE; George A. Barton, Taylor P. Foye, Barton and Burrows, LLC, Mission, KS for royalty claimants.
    for defendant: Robert S. Brady, Edmon L. Morton, Kenneth J. Enos, Joseph M. Mulvihill, Young Conaway Stargatt & Tay-lor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Duston K. McFaul, Maegan Quejada, Sidley Austin LLP, Houston, TX; David Kronenberg, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC; Robert S. Velevis, Sidley Austin LLP, Dallas, TX for wind-down debtor. John H. Knight, Amanda R. Steele, David T. Queroli, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Ana Alfonso, Erin Ryan, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for Wells Fargo Bank.

    Case Number: D69426

    Royalty claimants were not entitled to an emergency stay in this appeal because they failed to show irrepa-rable harm or a likelihood of success.

  • Rehoboth Bay Homeowners' Ass'n v. Hometown Rehoboth Bay, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-05-26
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Vaughn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Olga Beskrone, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Wilmington, DE appellants.
    for defendant: Michael P. Morton, Robert J. Valihura, David C. Zerbato, Morton, Valihura & Zerbato, LLC, Greenville, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D69410

    Capital improvements to a manufactured home community entitled the owner to raise rent under the Rent Justification Act, but the owner could not extend the rent increase into subsequent years once it had recov-ered that expense.

  • Smith v. Scott

    Publication Date: 2021-05-19
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Wilks, D. Charles Vavala, Wilks Law, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Douglas Albritton, Actuate Law LLC, Chicago, IL for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Robert A. Penza, Stephen J. Kraftschik, Polsinelli PC, Wilmington, DE; Anthony C. Porcelli, Scott M. Gil-bert, Polsinelli PC, Chicago, IL for defendants.

    Case Number: D69401

    The chancery court denied defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's conversion, implied covenant and wage law claims, but it dismissed the claims for breach of fiduciary duty, defamation and punitive damages.