• Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware, LLC v. The Bd. of Adjustment of the Town of Ocean View, Delaware

    Publication Date: 2019-06-12
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stokes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian J. McLaughlin, Mozack Mersky McLaughlin Browder, P.A., Wilmington, DE for petitioner
    for defendant: Dennis L. Schrader and Eric R. Hacker, Morris James LLP, Georgetown, DE for respondent.

    Case Number: D68591

    Town board properly denied special exception to permit applicant to operate wildlife educational center as a permitted use where substantial evidence supported conclusion that center would cause objectionable odors and where applicant failed to demonstrate center would not have detrimental effect on traffic.

  • Kalil v. Kalil

    Publication Date: 2019-06-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel R. Losco, Losco & Marconi, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendant.
    for defendant: N/A

    Case Number: D68595

    A promissory note did not contain any provision for acceleration of the balance, and defendant timely made all regular interest payments due under the terms of the note.

  • Protect Our Indian River v. Sussex County Bd. of Adjustment

    Publication Date: 2019-05-29
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stokes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrea G. Green, Law Office of Andrea G. Green, Millsboro, DE for petitioners
    for defendant: Robert G. Gibbs and R. Eric Hacker, Morris James LLP, Georgetown, DE for respondents

    Case Number: D68576

    Special use exception application properly granted where applicant presented sufficient documents and testimony to permit the local board of adjustment to conclude applicant had met the requirements for a special use exception and where the board found petitioners' objections outweighed for not being directly connected to the proposed facility.

  • P & TI Acquisition Co. v. Morgenthaler Partners VII, LP

    Publication Date: 2019-05-22
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David A. Dorey, Craig N. Haring, Steven J. Roman and Adrien C. Pickard, Blank Rome LLP, Wilmington, DE and Washington, D.C. for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Timothy Jay Houseal and Jennifer M. Kinkus, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert S. Faxon and Michael A. Platt, Jones Day, Cleveland, OH for defendant.

    Case Number: D68471

    The court dismissed plaintiff's breach of contract claim for failure to state a claim, and it dismissed a claim for breach of the im-plied covenant of good faith and fair dealing because the parties' agreement expressly addressed the issue.

  • Dunfee v. KGL Holdings Riverfront, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-15
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Cooch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary S. Nitsche, William R. Stewart, III, and Rachel D. Allen, Weik Nitsche & Dougherty, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Joseph J. Rhoades, Rhoades & Morrow, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Martin C. Meltzer, Law Office of Martin C. Meltzer, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Catherine A. Gaul and Aaron P. Sayers, Ashby Geddes, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Mary E. Sherlock and Stephen F. Dryden, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Elizabeth C. Grabey, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Christina M. Belitz, Polsinelli PC, Wilmington, DE; Michael J. Logullo, Rawle & Henderson, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Johan A. Elzufon, Elzufon Austin & Mondell, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael I. Silverman, Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68559

    Wrongful death claim not dismissed where plaintiffs could impose liability on defendants who conducted assessment of apartment complex's boiler system when the building's owner allegedly relied upon the assessment to not undertake repairs or replacement of the boiler.

  • Warren v. Amstead Indus., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-15
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Krasnitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam F. Wasserman, Ciconte Serba LLC, Wilmington, DE for claimant.
    for defendant: Linda L. Wilson, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Wilmington, DE for employer.

    Case Number: D68565

    Employer failed to raise the issue of retirement in its petition to review a claimant's workers' compensation benefits, so the board erred in granting the petition on grounds not contained in the pleadings.

  • Bobcat N. Am., LLC v. Inland Waste Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Christopher M. Foulds, and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Goris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Andrew J. Wronski, Max B. Chester, and Andrew M. Meerkins, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, WI for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David S. Eagle and Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; William T. Hill and Gregory R. Sellers, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68550

    Purchaser was entitled to redemption of its equity pursuant to business purchase agreement where parties' agreement expressly and exclusively conditioned redemption on failure of future business conditions to manifest when those conditions did fail to manifest.

  • Verbitski v. Diamond State Port Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-24
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Distribution and Wholesale | Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph J. Rhoades, Rhoades & Morrow, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David Primack, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant. Mark Sposato, Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C., Wilmington, DE for third-party defendant.

    Case Number: D68540

    A landlord was not entitled to indemnity in this personal injury matter, because the employer who leased the property was entitled to the protection of the workers' compensation exclusivity doctrine.

  • Atl. Bldg. Assocs. v. Trujillo

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rennie
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew J. Carmine, Elzufon Austin & Mondell for appellant.
    for defendant: Arthur M. Krawitz and Tara E. Bustard, Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya for appellee.

    Case Number: D68526

    The Industrial Accident Board's ruling was remanded for it to clarify whether its extensive review, of a prime contractor's efforts to verify that a subcontractor's workers' compensation insurance extended to Delaware, was conducted under a due diligence standard rather than a strict liability standard.

  • Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. Group One Thousand One, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-04-10
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Travis S. Hunter and Renee M. Mosley, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Daniel M. Abuhoff and Matthew D. Forbes, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Robert S. Saunders, Matthew P. Majarian and Daniel S. Atlas, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flown LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68524

    A forum selection clause in the parties' stock purchase agreement could not confer jurisdiction on the chancery court where it was not otherwise available.