• Nederlander of San Francisco Assoc. v. CSH Theatres LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tammy L. Mercer and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mat-thew L. Larrabee and Benjamin M. Rose, Dechert LLP, New York, NY; Michael S. Doluisio, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Susan M. Hannigan and Sarah T. Andrade, Richards, Layton & Finger P.A., Wil-mington, DE; David B. Tulchin, Brian T. Frawley and Andrew J. Finn, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68385

    Res judicata and collateral estoppel did not bar a plaintiff's claims for a subsequent breach of contract, but plaintiff failed to demonstrate it was entitled to a preliminary injunction.

  • In re Tangoe, Inc. Stockholders Litig.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-05
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kurt M. Heyman and Melissa N. Donimirski, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jason M. Leviton and Joel A. Fleming, Block & Leviton LLP, Boston, MA; Jeremy S. Friedman, Spencer Oster, and David F.E. Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, New York, NY for plaintiff
    for defendant: Catherine G. Dearlove and Sarah A. Galetta, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; William H. Paine, Timothy J. Perla, Peter A. Spaeth, and Alexandra C. Bourdreau, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, MA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68375

    Stockholder's derivative complaint not dismissed where he adequately pled company failed to inform stockholders prior to their approval and asserted a reasonable claim for breach of duty of loyalty.

  • Zalmanoff v. Hardy

    Publication Date: 2018-11-28
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald A. Brown, Jr., J. Clayton Athey and Samuel L. Closic of Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilming-ton, DE; Jeffrey S. Abraham of Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff
    for defendant: David J. Teklits and D. McKinley Measley of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Howard S. Suskin, Elizabeth A. Edmondson, Lorenzo Di Silvio and Rémi J.D. Jaffré of Jenner & Block LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68372

    Corporate directors did not breach their fiduciary duty of disclosure when they provided stockholders with two documents which together contained all material information in connection with a stockholder vote.

  • Busch v. Richardson

    Publication Date: 2018-11-28
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities | Deals and Transactions | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer, and David M. Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey Norton and Roger A. Sachar, Newman Ferrara LLP, New York, NY; Peter Safirstein and Elizabeth S. Metcalf, Safirstein Metcalf LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Kevin M. Gallagher, and John M. O'Toole, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; P. Clarkson Collins, Jr., Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Garrett B. Moritz and Roger S. Stronach, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68366

    Derivative complaint arising from related-party transactions dismissed after board exercised business judgment to decline stockholder's litigation demand, where stockholder failed to plead that demand was made in reliance on company's inaccurate representations or that a majority of the directors were not disinterested or independent.

  • Wenske v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-28
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Zeldin of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Scott G. Burdine and David E. Wayne of Burdine Wynne LLP, Houston, TX for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Timothy R. Dudderar and Travis R. Dunkelberger of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP for Blue Bell de-fendants; Srinivas M. Raju and Kelly L. Freund of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants Bridges and Kruse.

    Case Number: D68371

    Plaintiffs failed to allege sufficient facts to rebut the presumption of corporate separateness between a parent company and its subsidiary, and their conclusory allegations did not support theories for piercing the corporate veil or joint venture liability.

  • Pasternack v. Northeastern Aviation Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities | Occupational Safety and Health
    Industry: Aerospace | Federal Government
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul D. Brown, Joseph B. Cicero and Stephanie H. Dallaire of Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP, Wil-mington, DE; Cynthia S. Arato and Daniel J. O'Neill of Shapiro Arato LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Francis G.X. Pileggi and Alexandra D. Rogin of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Wilmington, DE, Edward J. Longosz, II of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Washington, DC, attorneys for de-fendant.

    Case Number: D68362

    A pilot was entitled to indemnification under the bylaws of an aircraft charter company in connection with le-gal expenses incurred in a drug testing matter.

  • Post Holdings, Inc. v. NPE Seller Rep LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities | Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodger D. Smith II, Ryan D. Stottmann and Alexandra M. Cumings of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Richard B. Walsh, Jr. and Evan Z. Reid of Lewis Rice LLC, St. Louis, MO for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Christopher N. Kelly and Jay G. Stirling of Potter, Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wil-mington, DE; William C. O'Neil, Jeffrey J. Huelskamp and Michael A. Meneghini of Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, IL for defendants.

    Case Number: D68356

    Plaintiffs could not enjoy benefits under the contract while refusing to perform their obligations under it.

  • Cabela's LLC v. Wellman

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin M. Coen, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sean M. Berkowitz, Matthew W. Walch, Reuben J. Stob, Latham & Watkins LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Henry E. Gallagher, Timothy M. Holly, Mary I. Akhimien, Shaun Michael Kelly, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick J. Barrett, Rhianna A. Kittrell, Fraser Stryker PC LLO, Omaha, NE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68343

    Non-compete provision unenforceable against employees under applicable Nebraska law where state's public policy precluded employers' restriction on employees' post-employment use of general skill, but confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements enforceable to protect employer from improper and unfair competition.

  • Tilden v. Cunningham

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: E-Commerce | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chad J. Toms, Kaan Ekiner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC, Wilmington, DE; Ian S. Birk, Keller Rodr-back, L.L.P. Seattle, WA; Chelsea L. Mam, David M. Simmonds of Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell, Se-attle, WA, attorneys for plaintiff.
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss, Michael A. Barlow, Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Daniel J. Dunne, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Seattle, WA, attorneys for defendants Cunningham, Chung, Dunn, Hooper, Huebner, Waters and Zappone. D. McKinley Measley, Lauren Neal Bennett, Mor-ris Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Cristopher B. Durbin, Jeff Lombard, Cooley LLP, Se-attle, WA, attorneys for defendant Ruckelshaus. Rudolf Koch, Diana M. Joskowicz of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Paul H. Beattie, Rimon P.C., Seattle, WA, attorneys for defendant GCA Advisors, LLC. Garrett B. Moritz, R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter L. Simmons, Michael P. Sternheim, Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendants Cambridge Information Group, Snyder and Allen. Bradley D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, An-drew D. Berni, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Barry M. Kaplan, Gregory L. Watts of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Seattle, WA, attorneys for nominal defendant Blu-cora, Inc.

    Case Number: D68350

    Plaintiff in this derivative action failed to demonstrate demand futility, and even if he had, the court concluded he did not state a claim on which relief could be granted.

  • Village Green Holding, LLC v. Holtzman

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities | Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard P. Rollo, Anthony M. Calvano, Courtney A. Carvill, Alan S. Loewinsohn and Kerry Schonwald, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Brian E. Farnan , Michael J. Farnan and Marc L. Newman, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68319

    Plaintiffs were entitled to preliminary injunction precluding defendants from further litigating action in another jurisdiction where parties had valid forum selection clauses conferring exclusive jurisdiction on Delaware.