• State of Delaware, Dep't of Fin. v. AT&T Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-16
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: State and Local Government | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melanie K. Sharp, Martin S. Lessner, Mary F. Dugan, Michael A. Laukaitis II, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Brian M. Rostocki, Benjamin P. Chapple, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sara A. Lima, Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D69437

    Where defendant made a particularized showing regarding an improper purpose in connection with an agency's issuance of a governmental subpoena, the court was entitled to request further submissions before deciding the matter.

  • GXP Capital, LLC v. Argonaut Mfg. Serv., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-02
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David L. Finger, Finger & Slanina, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John L. Reed, Peter H, Kyle, DLA Piper LLP (US), Wilmington, DE; Brian A. Foster, Julie Gryce, DLA Piper LLP (US), San Diego, CA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69418

    The Delaware Supreme Court concluded that the lower court did not abuse its discretion in staying this ac-tion to permit plaintiff to file an action in a more convenient forum.

  • 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.