• Concerned Citizens of the Estates of Fairway Vill. v. Fairway Cap, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard E. Berl, Jr., Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLC, Lewes, DE for appellants.
    for defendant: Jeffrey M. Weiner, Law Offices of Jeffery M. Weiner, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Timothy Jay Houseal, William E. Gamgort, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP for appellees.

    Case Number: D69463

    Defendant's failure to move to lift preliminary injunction after co-plaintiff withdrew the security bond and the remaining plaintiff failed to post a replacement bond barred defendant from recovering wrongful injunction damages.

  • Long v. Fulton Bank, N.A.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-09
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Jurden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David A. White, Matthew J. Rufino, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Jared T. Green, R. Karl Hill, Seitz, Van Ogtrop & Green, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D69427

    Where plaintiffs delayed approximately seven years before terminating a lease for nonpayment of rent, they breached an agreement, but factual questions remained on the issue of waiver, so the court declined to grant judgment in favor of defendant.

  • Carney v. B&B Serv. Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-28
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles J. Brown, III, Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Neil R. Lapinski, Phillip A. Giordano, Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69375

    Court denied defendants summary judgment on tortious interference claim where there were genuine issues of material fact as to whether one or more defendants engaged in improper conduct to interfere with plaintiff's sale of his property to a third party.

  • Acua-Atalaya v. Newmont Mining Corp.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-13
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Mining and Resources
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Judge Shwartz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D69257

    The district court acted within its discretion when it dismissed plaintiffs' complaint based on forum non conveniens, because the evidence indicated that the courts of another country could provide an adequate alternative forum for the parties' dispute.

  • Nieves v. Insight Bldg. Co., LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-08-19
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julia B. Klein, Klein, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Curtis J. Crowther and William E. Gamgort, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Nicholas G. Kondraschow and William J. Rhodunda, Jr., Rhodunda, Williams & Kondraschow, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69090

    The court dismissed plaintiffs' claims for breach of fiduciary duty and piercing the corporate veil, but it deferred ruling on the motion to dismiss claims involving injunctive relief.

  • Paul Elton, LLC v. Rommel Delaware, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-05-20
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard L. Abbot, Abbott Law Firm, Hockessin, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: “J” Jackson Shrum, Jack Shrum, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68986

    Plaintiff stated claims for breach of contract and specific performance, but it failed to allege its fraud claims with particularity.

  • 913 Market, LLC v. InvestUSA Holding Enters., LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-12-11
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles J. Brown, III, Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Donald L. Gouge, Jr., Donald L. Gouge, Jr., LLC, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68798

    Plaintiff seller was entitled to judgment where defendant buyer breached a purchase and sale agreement for real property by failing to close by the contracted-for "time of the essence" closing date and the agreement unambiguously provided that plaintiff's sole and exclusive remedy was to retain defendant's earnest money deposit.

  • Bogia v. Kleiner

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William P. Brady, The Brady Law Firm, P.A., Wilmington, DE for petitioners.
    for defendant: John R. Weaver, John R. Weaver Jr. P.A., Wilmington, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D67673

    Abutting homeowners entitled to easement for common use of driveway where expressly granted by deed, with scope of easement determined by decades of use by the parties demonstrating coexistence between dominant and servient estates.

  • Council of Ass'n of Unit Owners of Pelican Cove Condo. v. Yeilding

    Publication Date: 2019-06-26
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard E. Berl, Jr., Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLC, Lewes, DE for petitioner
    for defendant: Dean A. Campbell, Law Office of Dean A. Campbell, P.A., Georgetown, DE for respondents.

    Case Number: D68606

    Maximum occupancy restriction in declaration of condominium was enforceable against unit owner where such restriction was facially neutral, did not conflict with local ordinance, and where owner had constructive notice of the restriction.

  • Fansler v. N. Am. Title Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-03
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68511

    Limitations period could be tolled where plaintiffs alleged they relied upon defendants' representations to believe their property had an access easement and that their title insurance policy would protect them from defects in title, and thus any purported defects in the deed or policy documents would not be readily apparent to plaintiffs.

  • Personal Touch Holding Corp. v. Glaubach

    Publication Date: 2019-03-13
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Real Estate
    Industry: Health Care | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Blake Rohrbacher, Brian F. Morris and John M. O'Toole, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Jonathan C. Sulli-van and John A. DeMaro of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Uniondale, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Theodore A. Kittila and James G. McMillian, III, Halloran Farkas Kittila LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68490

    A corporate officer breached his fiduciary duty by usurping a corporate opportunity to purchase property, so the court awarded damages to the company.