• In re: Forum Mobile, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeremy D. Anderson, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Wilmington, DE for petitioner.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D69353

    Delaware had a public policy interest in preventing the use of Delaware entities to circumvent federal se-curities laws, so the court appointed an amicus curiae to provide an independent review before ruling on the pending petition.

  • In re Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. Merger Litig.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-17
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Derrick Farrell, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory V. Varallo, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jeroen van Kwawegen, Christopher J. Orrico and Alla Zayenchik, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Stephen E. Jenkins, Marie M. Degnan, Ashby & Geddes, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Martin S. Lessner, James M. Yoch, Jr., Paul J. Loughman, Kevin P. Rickert, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brian J. Massengill, Matthew C. Sostrin, Linda X. Shi, Mayer Brown LLP, Chi-cago, IL for defendants.

    Case Number: D69329

    Neither collateral estoppel nor the doctrine of stare decisis precluded plaintiffs' claims.

  • Firefighters' Pension Sys. of the City of Kansas City, Missouri Trust v. Presidio, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-24
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Hanrahan, Samuel L. Closic, Stephen D. Dargitz, Jason W. Rigby, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Lee D. Rudy, J. Daniel Albert, Stacey A. Greenspan, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Radnor, PA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Berton W. Ashman, Jr., Daniel M. Rusk, IV, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Ryan A. McLeod, Alexandra P. Sadinsky, Wilfred T. Beaye, Jr., Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; William M. Lafferty, John P. DiTomo, Alexandra M. Cumings, Sara Toscano, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Scott B. Luftglass, Rebecca L. Martin, Anne S. Aufhauser, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY; Raymond J. DiCamillo, Kevin M. Gallagher, Megan E. O’Connor, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A, Wilmington, DE; John L. Hardiman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY; A. Thompson Bayliss, E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Matthew Solum, Courtney A. Carvill, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69302

    CEO held personal interest in proposed acquisition transaction that he was not entitled to exculpation for, and company's financial advisor and winning bidder aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duties by exchanging information regarding the company's bidding process.

  • Wood v. U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n

    Publication Date: 2021-02-17
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael W. Teichman, Elio Battista, Jr., Judy M. Jones, Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Eric P. Haas, Gardner Haas PLLC, Dallas, TX for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Paul D. Brown, Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP, Wilmington, DE; William B. Kerr, Kerr, LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69301

    The court granted plaintiffs' motion to compel production, and it denied defendants' motion for a retroac-tive extension of time in which to respond to plaintiffs' discovery requests.

  • P.C. Connection, Inc. v. Synygy Ltd.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-03
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Retail | Software
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel A. Griffith, Whiteford Taylor Preston LLC, Wilmington, DE; Christopher H.M. Carter, Daniel M. Deschenes, Laurel M. Gilbert, Hinkley Allen & Snyder LLP, Manchester, NH for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Andrew S. Dupre, Brian Lemon, Stephanie H. Dallaire, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for de-fendants.

    Case Number: D69284

    The court granted plaintiff's request for a preliminary injunction, but only for long enough to provide a transition period in which plaintiff could obtain replacement services.

  • Harris v. Harris FRC Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Consulting
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Christopher M. Foulds, Christopher Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE for petitioner.
    for defendant: Maura L. Burke, Courtney A. Emerson, Katelyn M. Crawford, Fox Rothschild LLP, Wilmington, DE; Emily A. Kaller, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Woodbridge, NJ for respondent.

    Case Number: D69264

    Confidentiality order in appraisal action could be modified to allow for additional plenary claims that came to light during discovery in the appraisal proceedings.

  • 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.

  • Focus Fin. Partners, LLC v. Holsopple

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Travis S. Hunter, Dorronda R. Bordley, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael V. Rella, Murphy & McGonigle, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Daniel M. Silver, Travis J. Ferguson, Alexandra M. Joyce, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69190

    Tortious interference and misappropriation case against competitor who employed former worker dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds where the parties were already engaged in litigation in California, whose law was more likely to govern the issues in the matter.

  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union v. Zuckerberg

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: E-Commerce | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: P. Bradford deLeeuw, deLeeuw Law LLC, Wilmington, DE; Robert C. Schubert, Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP, San Francisco, CA; James E. Miller, Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLP, Chester, CT for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Berton W. Ashman, Jr., Tyler J. Leavengood, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilming-ton, DE; William Savitt, Ryan A. McLeod, Anitha Reddy, Cecilia A. Glass, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, NY; Raymond J. DiCamillo, Kevin M. Gallagher, Megan E. O’Connor, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; George M. Garvey, Laura Lin, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA; David E. Ross, Garrett B. Moritz, R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69189

    Plaintiffs failed to establish demand futility because a majority of the board was capable of impartially con-sidering a litigation demand.

  • Focus Fin. Partners, LLC v. Holsopple

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Travis S. Hunter, Dorronda R. Bordley, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael V. Rella, Murphy & McGonigle, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Daniel M. Silver, Travis J. Ferguson, Alexandra M. Joyce, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69184

    Delaware choice-of-forum provisions failed to subject employee to personal jurisdiction where employee lived and worked in California, which therefore had the materially greater interest in the litigation, and whose law predominated over Delaware law and included fundamental policies allowing employees to invalidate choice-of-forum provisions in contracts entered into as a condition of employment.