• Patrick v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall E. Roberts, Randall J. Teti, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Robert E. Saint, Emswiller Williams Noland & Clark, LLC, Indianopolis, IN for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Michael J. Logullo, Rawle & Henderson LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joshua Bachrach, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69356

    An insurer's decision to terminate disability coverage was arbitrary and capricious, because it conflicted with the plain language of the policy and was inconsistent with the position the insurer had taken previously.

  • Snyder v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-02-24
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary W. Aber, Aber, Baker & Over, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Margaret M. DiBianca, Clark Hill PLC, Wilmington, DE; John M. Nolan, John M. Nolan, III, Jackson Lewis PC, Philadelphia,PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69308

    Employee failed to demonstrate that her termination or surveillance by her employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • IMEG Corp. v. Patel

    Publication Date: 2021-02-03
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Construction
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Sikra Thomas, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Scott Commerson, John P. LeCrone, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angelels, CA for petitioner.
    for defendant: Ryan Patrick Newell, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Richard J. Frey, David M. Prager, Brock J. Seraphin, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. , Los Angeles, CA for respondent.

    Case Number: D69283

    Defendant was judicially estopped from asserting a position that was inconsistent with one taken in prior litigation.

  • 10x Genomics, Inc. v. Celsee, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-23
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frederick L. Cottrell, III, Jason J. Rawnsley, Alexandria M. Ewing, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Daralyn J. Durie, Eugene Novikov, Andrew L. Perito, Eneda Hoxha, Annie A. Lee, Ramsey W. Fisher, David F. McGowan, Durie Tangri LLP, San Francisco, CA; Kira A. Davis, Durie Tangri LLP, Los Angeles, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brian E. Farnan, Michael J. Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Barbara A. Fiacco, Jeremy A. Younkin, Brendan Jones, Emma S. Winer, Urszula Nowak, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69230

    Parties entering acquisition negotiations lacked shared legal interest in acquisition target's ongoing litigation to invoke common interest privilege in the underlying litigation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In re SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-23
    Practice Area: Class Actions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Van Gorder, Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Nadeem Faruqi, James M. Wilson, Jr., Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Alan R. Silverstein, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; S. Mark Hurd, Thomas P. Will, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; David D. Sterling, Paul R. Elliott, Matthew B. Allen, Baker Botts LLP, Houston, TX; Michelle A. Reed, M. Scott Barnard, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas, TX for defendants.

    Case Number: D69129

    The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss all claims asserted by class action plaintiffs in connection with this merger transaction.

  • XAPT Corp. v. Deere & Co., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-02
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Manufacturing | Software
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael J. Flynn, Aubrey J. Morin, Andrew M. Moshos, R. Judson Scaggs, Jr. and Zi-Xiang Shen, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kara E.F. Cenar, S. Patrick McKey, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., Chicago, IL; Ronnie L. White, II and Mary Ann L. Wymore, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., St. Louis, MO; Lauren Jaffe and Mariangela Seale, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Chicago, IL; James L. Higgins, Steven W. Lee and Melanie K. Sharp, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69109

    Plaintiff's breach of contract action was not the functional equivalent of a copyright infringement claim, so the court granted a motion remanding this matter back to state court.

  • Nexon Am. Inc. v. Uniloc 2017 LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-01
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: E-Commerce
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Phillip Rovner and Jonathan Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Allen Wang, David Hayes, Earl Mah, Charlene Morrow, Min Wu and Venessa Park-Thompson, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA, Mountain View, CA and New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brian Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; James Etheridge, Etheridge Law Group, Southlake, TX for defendants.

    Case Number: D69034

    The court had subject matter jurisdiction over plaintiff's declaratory judgment claims involving certain patents, but not for other patents that had been invalidated by another federal court.