• Morris v. Spectra Energy Partners (DE) GP, LP

    Publication Date: 2021-02-10
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Energy | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael J. Barry, Rebecca A. Musarra, Grant & Eisenhoffer P.A., Wilmington, DE; Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer, David M. 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: Robert S. Saunders, Ronald N. Brown, III, Ryan M. Linsay, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE; Noelle M. Reed, Daniel S. Mayerfeld, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Hou-ston, TX for defendant.

    Case Number: D69293

    The trial court erred in applying a litigation risk discount on a motion to dismiss for lack of standing.

  • Keep Our Wells Clean v. Delaware Dep't of Natural Res. & Envt'l Control

    Publication Date: 2020-12-30
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth T. Kristl, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic, Widener University Delaware Law School, Wilmington, DE for appellants.
    for defendant: Devera B. Scott, Kayli H. Spialter, Department of Justice, Dover, DE; R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for appellees.

    Case Number: D69239

    Wastewater treatment facility applicant was not required to submit new reports required under revised regulations where it submitted application to amend existing permit issued prior to adoption of the revised regulations, and DNREC determined, in its discretion, the proposed changes were not substantial enough to require a new permit.

  • Urdan v. WR Capital Partners, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-12-23
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Elena C. Norman, Benjamin M. Potts, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Louis R. Miller, Daniel S. Miller, Jeffery B. White, Miller Barondess, LLP, Los Angeles, CA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for de-fendants.

    Case Number: D69235

    Stock repurchase agreements conflicted with the terms of a settlement agreement, so plaintiffs were barred from pursuing claims for breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment. Affirmed.

  • Gulf LNG Energy, LLC v. Eni USA Gas Mktg. LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Energy and Natural Resources
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bradley R. Aronstam, S. Michael Sirkin, R. Garrett Rice, Esquire, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joseph S. Allerhand, Seth Goodchild, Tania C. Matsuoka, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY; Mark W. Friedman, William H. Taft V, Carl Micarelli, Lisa Wang Lachowicz, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY for appellants.
    for defendant: Joseph B. Cicero, Gregory E. Stuhlman, Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joseph J. LoBue, Helene Gogadze, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC for appellee.

    Case Number: D69208

    Court could enjoin party from filing second arbitration whose purpose was to effectively appeal a prior arbitration award where the award was subject to the exclusive review under the FAA.

  • Dohmen v. Goodman

    Publication Date: 2020-07-08
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sarah M. Ennis, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Andrew B. Holmes and Matthew D. Taylor, Holmes, Taylor, Cowan & Jones LLP, Los Angeles, CA for appellant
    for defendant: Rodney Smolla, Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey C. Engerman, Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Engerman, P.C., Los Alamitos, CA for appellee.

    Case Number: D69038

    General partner had no duty of disclosure in a request for capital contribution directed at an individual limited partner, requiring the limited partner to prove reliance and causation to recover on a fiduciary duty claim.

  • Delaware Dep't of Natural Res. & Envt'l Control v. McGinnis Auto & Mobile Home Salvage, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-03-04
    Practice Area: Environmental Law
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ralph K. Durstein III, Department of Justice, Dover, DE for appellant.
    for defendant: John W. Paradee, Daniel F. McAllister, Stephen A. Spence, and Brian V. DeMott, Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC, Dover, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D68895

    Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's cease and desist powers could order a property owner to remove an environmentally-contaminating pile of waste, where the mere presence of the pile constituted an environmental violation and therefore removal of the pile would be required to cease and desist the violation.

  • ISN Software Corp. v. Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

    Publication Date: 2020-03-04
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services | Software
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher H. Lee and Blake A. Bennett, Cooch and Taylor, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Timothy S. Perkins, Underwood Perkins, P.C., Dallas, TX; Jeremy C. Martin, Martin Appeals, PLLC, Dallas, TX for plaintiff.
    for defendant: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr., Carl N. Kunz, III and Kathleen A. Murphy, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; George M Kryder and Melissa L. James, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, TX for defendants.

    Case Number: D68897

    The statute of limitations in this legal malpractice claim began to run at the time the injury occurred, not when the damages were certain.

  • KnighTek, LLC v. Jive Commc'ns, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-02-12
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan P. Newell and Lauren P. DeLuca, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Rudolf Koch, Robert L. Burns and Nicole K. Pedi, Richards, Layton & Finger P.A., Wilmington, DE; William Trach, Latham & Watkins LLP, Boston, MA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68873

    Plaintiff alleged its fraud claims with sufficient particularity, and the allegations suggested that defendant's representations were made with knowledge of their falsity, rather than being mere opinion or puffery.

  • McElrath v. Kalanick

    Publication Date: 2020-01-29
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael J. Barry, John C. Kairis and Kimberly A. Evans, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey Reeves, Atlanta, GA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Susan W. Waesco and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Susan S. Muck, Kevin P. Muck and Marie C. Bafus, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendants Camp, Graves, Huffington, Al-Rumayyan, Gurley and Bonderman. Donald J. Wolfe, Jr., T. Brad Davey, J. Matthew Belger and Jacob R. Kirkham of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joseph G. Petrosinelli and Kenneth J. Brown, Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC for defendant Kalanick. A. Thompson Bayliss and Michael A. Barlow, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mark Gimbel, C. William Phillips and Bryant Pulsipher, Covington & Burling, LLP, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA for nominal defendant Uber Tech., Inc.

    Case Number: D68860

    The majority of a corporation's board of directors was disinterested in a transaction, so the court properly dismissed this matter due to the stockholder's failure to make a demand on the board prior to filing this litigation.

  • In re Verizon Ins. Coverage Appeals

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robin L. Cohen, Keith McKenna and Michelle R. Migdon, McKool Smith P.C., Washington, DC for plaintiffs Verizon Commu-nications Inc, Verizon Fin. Serv. and GTE Corp.
    for defendant: Kurt M Heyman and Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman, Enerio, Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Scott B. Schreiber, James W. Thomas, Jr., William C. Perdue and Robert Reeves Anderson, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Washington, DC and Den-ver, CO for defendants Illinois Nat’l Ins. Co. and Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. Bruce W. McCullough of Bodell Bové, LLC, Wilming-ton, DE; Ronald P. Schiller, Daniel J. Layden and Jason A. Levine, Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, Pudlin & Schiller, Philadelphia, PA for defendant Zurich American Ins. Co. John C. Phillips, Jr and David A. Bilson, Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Joseph A. Bailey III, Clyde & Co. US LLP, Washington, DC for defendant U.S. Specialty Ins. Co. Jennifer C. Wasson and Carla M. Jones of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE

    Case Number: D68772

    An insured was not entitled to recover defense costs from the insurers, because the litigation in question did not include any "securities claims" as defined by the policies.