• Delaware Business Court Insider

    Del. Federal Judge's Ruling Sets Up Trial in IBM's Infringement Case Against Groupon

    June 21, 2018

    A Delaware federal judge has blocked Groupon Inc.'s bid to escape a lawsuit accusing the daily deal website operator of infringing IBM Corp. patents dating back to the early days of the internet.

  • Giuliano v. Ferdinand

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Corporate Governance
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Judge: Judge Gross
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68186

    In this adversary proceeding, the bankruptcy court determined that the trustee failed to allege claims for cor-porate waste, but the court granted and denied various parts of defendants' motions to dismiss the fraud, breach of fiduciary and fraudulent transfer claims.

  • Integra LifeSciences Corp. v. HyperBranch Med. Tech., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Expert Witnesses | Patent Litigation
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Karen L. Pascale, James L. Higgins, Robert F. Altherr, Jr., Christopher B. Roth, Jason S. Shull and John P. Iwanicki for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Thomas C. Grimm, Jeremy A. Tigan, Stephen J. Kraftschik, Jonathan G. Graves, Adam M. Pivovar, James P. Hughes, Stephen C. Crenshaw, Lisa F. Schwier, Nicholas G. Lockhart and Naina Soni for de-fendant.

    Case Number: D68187

    The parties were not entitled to exclude expert testimony because the opinions were reasonably reliable, and summary judgment was proper as to the issue of whether a two-player market existed.

  • Certisign Holding, Inc. v. Kulikovsky

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael A. Pittenger, Jaclyn C. Levy, Jay G. Stirling, and Tyson J. Prisbrey, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: David J. Margules, Elizabeth A. Sloan, and Suzanne O. Lufadeju, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE; William B. Igoe, Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68182

    Directors' demand for transfer of stock ownership and repayment of personal loan in exchange for agreeing to ratify defective corporate acts constituted breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty.

  • Two Farms, Inc. v. Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Retail
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Primos
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Shawn P. Tucker, Richard L. Abbott and Patrick McGrory.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D68189

    Defendant was not entitled to recover on its counterclaim for libel because plaintiff had an absolute privilege to allege matters in its complaint which related to its fraud claim.

  • Edinburgh Holdings, Inc. v. Educ. Affiliates, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Contracts | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Education
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan P. Newell and Kyle Evans Gay, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lee M. Whitman and Samuel A. Slater, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh, NC, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Douglas D. Herrmann and Christopher B. Chuff, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68183

    Breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraudulent inducement, and breach of fiduciary duty claims dismissed as improperly duplicative of breach of contract claim where alleged implied covenants, fiduciary duties, and fraudulent inducement solely involved opposing party's contractual obligations.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    When Is a Seller's Word His Bond?

    June 20, 2018

    Every transaction to some extent is based on trust. At least a buyer trusts that a seller is not actively trying to defraud him.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Investor Suit Against Controlling Shareholders in Medical Robotics Company Investor Clears Hurdle

    June 19, 2018

    Investors in Hansen Medical Inc. will be allowed to proceed a Delaware Court of Chancery lawsuit alleging the California-based medical robotics firm's $80 million squeezeout merger with Auris Surgical Robotics Inc. unfairly benefited a group of controlling stockholders who steered the deal.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Laster Tosses Trade Secrets Suit Against Investors Who Took Stake in Competitor

    June 18, 2018

    The Delaware Court of Chancery has dismissed a suit filed by a home security company that accused a private equity firm of stealing trade secrets through its investment in a competitor.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Delaware Class Action Folded into Facebook, Cambridge Analytica MDL

    June 18, 2018

    A federal judicial panel on Monday added a Delaware class action against Facebook Inc. and Cambridge Analytica to multidistrict litigation in a California federal court.