• CareDx Inc. v. Natera, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-26
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian E. Farnan, Michael J. Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Derek C. Walter, Edward R. Reines, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Redwood Shores, CA; Randi W. Singer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY; Stephen Bosco, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Jack B. Blumenfeld, Anthony David Raucci, Derek James Fahnestock, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Christina L. Costley, Paul S. Yong, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Bruce G. Vanyo, Thomas Artaki, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, New York, NY; Kristin J. Achterhof, Julia L. Mazur, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, IL for defendant.

    Case Number: D69406

    Expert testimony on corrective advertising damages excluded where it was based solely on a simple multiplication of unverified advertising costs provided by plaintiff company's CEO.

  • Preston Hollow Capital LLC v. Nuveen LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-12-30
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R Scott Thompson, David H. Wollmuth, Michael C. Ledley, Sean P. McGonigle, Nicole C. Rende, Wollmuth, Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY; R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Elizabeth A. Mullin, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Leonard A. Gail, Alejandra Contreras Macias, Massey & Gail LLP, Chicago, IL; Jonathan S. Massey, Jeremy Mallory, Massey & Gail LLP, Washington, DC; Peter J. Walsh, Jr., Jennifer C. Wasson, David A. Seal, Rob-ert J. Kumor, Potter, Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69243

    Collateral estoppel and law of the case doctrines applied to findings made in a prior proceeding between the parties, but plaintiff was not entitled to summary judgment due to remaining factual issues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nuvasive, Inc. v. Miles

    Publication Date: 2020-09-16
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Health Care | Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron P. Sayers, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Wilmington, DE; Rachel B. Cowen, Michael J. Sheehan, J. Christian Nemeth and Emory D. Moore, Jr., McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago, IL; Christopher W. Cardwell, Gullet, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC, Nashville, TN for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Philip A. Rovner and Jonathan A. Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Frank Earley, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., New York, NY; Micha Danzig, Eric J. Eastham and Paul M. Huston, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., San Diego, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69122

    Plaintiff adequately stated claims for tortious interference with contractual relations and for violations of state unfair trade practices law, but the court granted defendants' motion to dismiss the remainder of the claims.

  • Power Integrations, Inc. v. Silanna Semiconductor N. Am., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-05
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Electronics | Recruitment and Staffing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John W. Shaw, Karen E. Keller and David M. Fry, Shaw Keller LLP, Wilmington, DE; David J. Miclean and Limin Zheng, Miclean Gleason LLP, San Mateo, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Philip A. Rovner and Jonathan A. Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Micha Danzig and Paul M. Huston, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo P.C., San Diego, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69059

    Plaintiff failed to state a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets, but the complaint adequately alleged claims for interference with contractual relations and with prospective economic advantage.

  • In re: Nat'l Collegiate Student Loan Trusts Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-29
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kimberly A. Evans and Charles T. Caliendo, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, DE and New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jamie L. Edmonson, Daniel A. O’Brien, Allyson B. Baker, Meredith L. Boylan, Sameer P. Sheikh and Tiffany C. Williams, Venable LLP, Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC for defendant.

    Case Number: D69066

    The court granted a motion to dismiss plaintiffs' claim for injurious falsehood, because the allegations of the complaint did not meet the elements of this tort.

  • Power Integrations, Inc. v. Silanna Semiconductor N. Am., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-22
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Electronics | Recruitment and Staffing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John W. Shaw, Karen E. Keller and David M. Fry, Shaw Keller LLP, Wilmington, DE; David J. Miclean and Limin Zheng, Miclean Gleason LLP, San Mateo, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Philip A. Rovner and Jonathan A. Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Micha Danzig and Paul M. Huston, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo P.C., San Diego, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69059

    Plaintiff failed to state a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets, but the complaint adequately alleged claims for interference with contractual relations and with prospective economic advantage.

  • Verition Partners Master Fund, Ltd. v. Cornell

    Publication Date: 2020-06-17
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Consulting | Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David A. Jenkins, Smith Katzenstein Jenkins, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Ryan P. Newell and Shaun Michael Kelly, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gary W. Lipkin and Alexandra D. Rogin, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Wilmington, DE; Peter M. Spingola, Robert J. Shapiro and John M. Own, Chapman Spingola, LLP, Chicago, IL; Norman T. Finkel, Richard M. Goldwasser, William R. Klein and Matthew P. Tyrrell, Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, LLC , Chicago, IL for defendant.

    Case Number: D69021

    The economic loss rule barred plaintiffs' negligence claim, and the court dismissed plaintiffs' claim for pro-fessional negligence against their valuation expert.

  • Wright v. Phillips

    Publication Date: 2020-06-10
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard E. Berl, Jr., Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLP, Lewes, DE for petitioner.
    for defendant: Stephen A. Spence, Baird Manadlas Brockstedt, LLC, Lewes, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D69013

    A co-owner of a business failed to prove that the other owner breached her fiduciary duties or engaged in any breach of contract.