• Deere & Co. v. AGCO Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-06
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Agriculture | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam W. Poff and Pilar G. Kraman, Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Richard L. Rainey, Kevin B. Collins, R. Jason Fowler, Jay I. Alexander, Daniel E. Valencia, and Nicholas L. Envoy, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Jack B. Blumenfeld, Jeremy A. Tigan, Anthony D. Raucci, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael J. Summersgill and Jordan L. Hirsch, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Door LLP, Boston, MA; Mary V. Sooter, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Door LLP, Denver, CO; Heath A. Brooks and Michael E. Wolin, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Door LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D68478

    Claim of willful infringement sufficiently pled where alleged post-suit infringement meant that defendant would know or should have known of substantial risk of infringement.

  • AgroFresh Inc. v. Mirtech, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-16
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Agriculture | Chemicals and Materials | Consumer Products
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chad S.C. Stover and Regina S.E. Murphy, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert D. Mac-Gill, Lynn C. Tyler, Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Joseph T. Wendt and Jessica M. Lindemann, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, IN for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Frederick L. Cottrell, III, Jeffrey L. Moyer and Nicole K. Pedi of Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, DE; Gerald F. Ivey, John M. Williamson, Anand K. Sharma, Rajeev Gupta, Aidan C. Skoyles, Karthik Kumar and Daniel F. Roland, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC for defendant.

    Case Number: D68424

    In this patent claim construction matter, the court provided clarification to give meaning to all the claim terms.

  • Piper Jaffray, Inc. v. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Agriculture | Chemicals and Materials | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Lopez Schnabel and Alessandra Glorioso, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas P. Swigert and Phil Steger of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman and Benjamin M. Potts, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Judson E. Lobdell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68386

    Plaintiff adequately stated a claim for breach of the parties' engagement letter involving financial services, but discovery was necessary to determine factual issues.

  • Seiden v. Schwartz, Levitsky, and Feldman LLP

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities | Private Equity and Venture Capital
    Industry: Accounting | Agriculture
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel K. Hogan of Hogan McDaniel, Wilmington, DE, attorney for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Patrick M. McGrory of Tighe & Cottrell, P.A., Wilmington, DE attorney for defendant.

    Case Number: D68364

    The court lacked personal jurisdiction over a foreign entity where the facts did not meet the requirements of the long-arm statute, and did not comport with due process.

  • Delaware State Sportsmen's Ass'n v. Garvin

    Publication Date: 2018-10-24
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Clark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Francis G. X. Pileggi, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jamie L. Inferrera, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Ralph K. Durstein, III and Devera B. Scott, Deputy Attorneys General, Delaware Department of Justice, Dover, DE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68328

    Regulations on firearm possession in state parks were partially unconstitutional where they infringed upon right to open carry for self-defense and gave law enforcement unfettered discretion to require identification and permits without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.

  • Aranda v. Philip Morris USA Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-04
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Agriculture
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ian Connor Bifferato, Richard S. Gebelein, and Thomas F. Driscoll, The Bifferato Firm, Wilmington, DE; Charles S. Siegel, Waters & Kraus, LLP, Dallas, TX; Stephen J. Phillips, Phillips & Paolicelli, New York, NY; the Thorton Law Firm, Boston, MA, attorneys for appellants
    for defendant: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. and David J. Soldo, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick W. Dennis and Perlette Michele Jura, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Miguel A. Estrada and Amir C. Tayrani, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC; Donald E. Reid, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Matthew S. Hellman, Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC; Elizabeth A. Coleman and Casey T. Grabenstein, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for appellees.

    Case Number: D68094

    Availability of alternative forum not a condition of dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds, as analysis focused solely on defendants hardship in litigating in Delaware.

  • AIU Ins. Co. v. Philips Elec. N. Am. Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-01-24
    Practice Area: Insurance Law | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Insurance | Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marc S. Casarino, White and Williams LLP, Wilmington, DE; John S. Favate, Hardin Kundla McKeon & Poletto, P.A., Springfield, NJ, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: David J. Baldwin, Jennifer C. Wasson, and Andrew H. Sauder, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kenneth H. Frenchman, McKool Smith, P.C., New York, NY; Daniel K. Hogan and Garvan F. McDaniel, Hogan McDaniel, Wilmington, DE; Sander L. Esserman, Steven A. Felsenthal, and David A. Klinger, Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka, Dallas, TX, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68014

    Plaintiffs not entitled to summary judgment for claim for breach of audit rights, where operative agreement failed to define scope of audit or describe types of information to be disclosed in an audit.

  • Fresh Direct, Inc. v. Harvin Foods, Inc., DEFAX Case No. D67697 (D.Del. Mar. 30, 2017), Sleet, J. (17 pages).

    Publication Date: 2017-04-19
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes
    Industry: Agriculture | Distribution and Wholesale | Food and Beverage
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge:
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D67697

    Owner of a business that purchased fresh produce could be individually liable to produce suppliers under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. Suppliers were entitled to recover unpaid inter

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Judge Recommends Transfer of Farmers' Pesticide Case vs. Occidental

    April 10, 2017

    A U.S. magistrate judge in Delaware has recommended that the court transfer a suit against Occidental Chemical Corp. related to toxic pesticide exposure to New York federal court, finding a lack of

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Judge Recommends Transfer of Farmers' Pesticide Case vs. Occidental

    April 10, 2017

    A U.S. magistrate judge in Delaware has recommended that the court transfer a suit against Occidental Chemical Corp. related to toxic pesticide exposure to New York federal court, finding a lack of jurisdiction in Delaware.