• State of Delaware, Dep't of Fin. v. AT&T Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-16
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: State and Local Government | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melanie K. Sharp, Martin S. Lessner, Mary F. Dugan, Michael A. Laukaitis II, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brian M. Rostocki, Benjamin P. Chapple, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sara A. Lima, Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69437

    Where defendant made a particularized showing regarding an improper purpose in connection with an agency's issuance of a governmental subpoena, the court was entitled to request further submissions before deciding the matter.

  • Avenatti v. Fox News Network, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-06-09
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Bibas
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Karl Hill, Seitz, Van Ogtrop & Green, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Shawn R. Perez, Law Offices of Shawn R. Perez, Las Vegas, NV for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David E. Ross, Eric D. Selden, R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric M. George, Browne George Ross O’Brien Annaguey & Ellis LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69422

    Court struck amended complaint that added defendant identified in prior complaint where circumstances indicated that the joinder was solely for the purpose of destroying federal diversity jurisdiction.

  • Thomson Reuters Enter. Centre GmbH v. ROSS Intelligence Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Copyrights
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jack B. Blumenfeld, Michael J. Flynn, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Dale M. Cendali, Joshua L. Simmons, Eric A. Loverro, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: David E. Moore, Stephanie E. O’Byrne, Tracey E. Timlin, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gabriel M. Ramsey, Kayvan M. Ghaffari, Crowell & Moring LLP, San Francisco, CA; Mark A. Klapow, Joshua M. Rychlinski, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC for defendant.

    Case Number: D69365

    The court denied defendant's motions to dismiss, because plaintiff adequately stated its claims for copyright infringement and tortious interference with a contractual relationship.

  • Verizon Commc'ns Inc. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-10
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer C. Wasson, Carl M. Jones, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robin L. Cohen, Keith McKenna, Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kurt M. Heyman, Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lisa C. Solbakken, Deana Davidian, Arkin Solbakken LLP, New York, NY; Bruce E. Jameson, John G. Day, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Alexis J. Rogoski, Tammy Yuen, Skarzynski Marick & Black, LLC, New York, NY; Robert J. Katzenstein, Eve. H. Ormerod, Smith Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mi-chael P. Duffy, Scarlett M. Rajbanshi, Peabody & Arnold LLP, Boston, MA; John C. Phillips, Jr., David A. Bilson, Phillips, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Joseph A. Bailey III, Gabriela Richeimer, Clyde & Co US LLP, Washington, DC; Michael R. Goodstein, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Columbus, OH; Thomas J. Judge, Jason C. Reichlyn, Dykema Gossett, PLLC, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D69325

    The court granted summary judgment in favor of insureds because they had an indemnity claim under the plain language of the policies.

  • Riskin v. Burns

    Publication Date: 2021-01-27
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard P. Rollo, Travis S. Hunter, Sarah A. Clark, Robert B. Greco, Angela Lam, Richards, Layton & Fin-ger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brad D. Sorrels, Andrew D. Cordo, Daniyal M. Iqbal, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; A. Thomspon Baylis, Adam K. Schulman, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Bruce A. Ericson, Sta-cie O. Kinser, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, San Francisco, CA; David J. Teklits, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69274

    The court granted motions to dismiss with respect to one group of defendants because some of plaintiff's claims were time-barred, and plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts to support the remaining claims against those particular defendants.

  • Judicial Watch Inc. v. Delaware Dep't of Justice

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Theodore A. Kittila, William E. Green, Jr., Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP, Wilmington, DE for petitioners.
    for defendant: William E. Manning, James D. Taylor, Jr., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Wilmington, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D69267

    The Freedom of Information Act did not give petitioners access to library patron logs or unprocessed rec-ords housed at a university library.

  • In Re Viacom Inc. Stockholders Litig.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-13
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory V. Varallo, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jeroen van Kwawegen, Edward G. Timlin, Andrew E. Blumberg, Daniel E. Meyer, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Chad Johnson, Noam Mandel, Desiree Cummings, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, New York, NY; Christopher H. Lyons, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, Nashville, TN; Francis A. Bottini, Jr., Anne B. Beste, Bottini & Bottini, Inc., La Jolla, CA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Matthew E. Fischer, Michael A. Pittenger, Christopher N. Kelly, J. Matthew Belger, Jacqueline A. Rogers, Callan R. Jackson, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Victor L. Hou, Rahul Mukhi, Mark E. McDonald, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY; Gregory P. Williams, Blake Rohrbacher, Kevin M. Regan, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Robert H. Baron, Gary A. Bornstein, Rory A. Leraris, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY; Jon E. Abramczyk, D. McKinley Measley, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stuart J. Baskin Randall Martin, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69255

    Controller standing on both sides of a merger transaction without dual protections for minority shareholders was required to defend transaction under entire fairness review standard rather than business judgment rule.

  • Tom Hussey Photography, LLC v. BDG Media, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-06
    Practice Area: Intellectual Property
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mackenzie M. Wrobel, Steven M. Cowley, Duane Morris LLP, Boston, MA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Chad M. Shandler, Nicole K. Pedi, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Eleanor M. Lackman, Bradley J. Mullins, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D69251

    The complaint in this copyright infringement matter did not include allegations that defendant engaged in any unauthorized copying of plaintiff's work, so the court granted defendant's motion to dismiss.

  • Stream TV Networks, Inc. v. SeeCubic, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-30
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott D. Cousins, Cousins Law, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Luis Salazar, Jose Ceide, Daniel Halperin, Salazar Law, Miami, FL for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Robert S. Saunders, Jenness E. Parker, Bonnie W. David, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wil-mington, DE; Eben P. Colby, Marley Ann Brumme, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Boston, MA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69244

    An insolvent company failed to establish a reasonable probability of success on the merits, so the court de-nied its request for a preliminary injunction.

  • Manhattan Telecomm. Corp. v. Granite Telecomm. LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven L. Caponi, Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates LLP, Wilmington, DE; Dana B. Parker, Charles F. Rysavy, K&L Gates LLP, Newark, NJ for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Rudolph J. Scaggs, Jr, Zi-Xiang Shen, A. Gage Whirley, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; T. Christopher Donnelly, Joshua N. Ruby, Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69210

    Although the complaint limited compensatory damages to an amount below the jurisdictional threshold, plaintiff sought injunctive and other potential relief which far exceeded that amount, so the federal district court declined to remand the case to state court.