• Vintage Rodeo Parent, LLC v. Rent-A-Center, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-27
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Consumer Products | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William B. Chandler III, Bradley D. Sorrels, Shannon E. German, Andrew D. Berni, David J. Berger and Katherine Henderson, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE and Palo Alto, CA; Wil-liam M. Lafferty, Thomas W. Briggs, Jr. and Richard Li, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilming-ton, DE; Tariq Mundiya, Jeffrey Korn, Sameer Advani and Shaimaa Hussein, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: David R. Ross and S. Michael Sirkin, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Bruce Van Dalsem, William C. Price, Scott B. Kidman, Andrew J. Rossman, Jane M. Byrne, Corey Worcester, Ellyde R. Thompson, Guyon H. Knight, Elisabeth B. Miller and Hope D. Skibitsky, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY for intervenor-plaintiff B. Riley Financial. Michael A. Pittenger, T. Brad Davey, Matthew F. Davis, Jacqueline A. Rogers and Caneel Radinson-Blasucci , Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; John W. Spiegel, George M. Garvey, Robert L. Dell Angelo and John M. Gildersleeve, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68509

    Plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that a merger agreement's end date was extended or that defendant was barred from exercising its right to terminate the agreement.

  • Hoeller v. Tempur Sealy Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-27
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas A. Uebler, McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, Wilmington, DE; Melinda A. Nicholson, Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC, New Orleans, LA; Roger Sachar, Newman Ferrara LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jordan D. Hershman, Sarah Paige and Michael D. Blanchard, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston, MA and Hartford, CT for defendant.

    Case Number: D68473

    Stockholder failed to establish a credible basis for demanding to inspect the company's books and records, because he made no showing of mismanagement or other wrongdoing.

  • The Recorder

    Judge Says Facebook Provided 'Terrible Service to Its Customers' in Cambridge Analytica Snafu

    February 01, 2019

    U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco stopped short of saying whether he thought plaintiffs pursuing privacy claims against the company had viable claims.

  • 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.

  • In re Fitbit, Inc. Stockholder Derivative Litig.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-26
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Consumer Products | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer and David M. Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jessica Zeldin of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE, Melinda A. Nicholson and Michael R. Robinson, Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC, Madisonville, LA; Robert C. Schubert of Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP, San Francisco, CA; Edward F. Haber of Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP, Boston, MA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Wilmington, DE; Jordan Eth, Anna Erickson White and Ryan M. Keats, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68405

    Plaintiffs demonstrated demand futility, and their allegations were sufficient to state a claim against the company's board of directors for breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Olympus Corp. v. Maxell, Ltd.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-28
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Consumer Products | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John W. Shaw, Karen E. Keller, and Nathan R. Hoeschen, Shaw Keller LLP, Wilmington, DE; William J. McCabe, Matthew J. Moffa, and Thomas V. Matthew, Perkins Coie LLP, New York, NY; Kyle R. Canavera, Perkins Coie LLP, San Diego, CA for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Timothy Devlin and James Gorman, Devlin Law Firm LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jamie B. Beaber, Kfir B. Levy, James A. Fussell, III, Tiffany A. Miller, Baldine B. Paul, and Alison T. Gelsleichter, Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC; Robert G. Pluta, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL for defendant.

    Case Number: D68369

    Patent-in-suit was not directed to patent-ineligible subject matter where it addressed technological improvements to enable camera with recording/play-back capabilities that consumed less power, rather than being directed to the general abstract idea of battery or resource conservation.

  • CompoSecure, LLC v. CardUX, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Consumer Products | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Valihura
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Myron T. Steele, Arthur L. Dent, and Andrew H. Sauder of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Steven M. Coren and David M. DeVito of Kaufman, Coren & Ress, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, attorneys for appellants
    for defendant: David J. Margules, Elizabeth A. Sloan, and Jessica C. Watt of Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE; Burt M. Rublin of Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA, attorneys for appellees.

    Case Number: D68358

    Judgment reversed and remanded where parties concurred that if provision of alleged breaching party's operating agreement applied to the parties' sales agreement, it would render that agreement void and incapable of ratification by the parties' conduct.

  • Mabey v. Crystalite Bohemia, S.R.O.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-21
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68050

    Plaintiffs did not allege a direct connection between a non-resident defendant and Delaware under the long-arm statute, but plaintiffs made a plausible argument in support of personal jurisdiction.

  • Standard General L.P. v. Charney

    Publication Date: 2018-01-03
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Contracts
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Raymond J. DiCamillo, Matthew D. Perri, Shannon Rose Selden, Derek Wikstrom and Justin Horton for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Mark M. Billion for defendant.

    Case Number: D67997

    Defendant could not have reasonably relied on oral promises which allegedly induced him to sign a series of agreements, be-cause the express terms of the agreements contradicted the alleged oral representations.

  • ITG Brands, LLC v. Reynolds American, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2017-12-13
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen C. Norman, Matthew F. Davis, Matthew R. Dreyfuss, Robert J. Brookhiser and Elizabeth B. McCallum for plaintiff
    for defendant: Gregory P. Williams, Rudolf Koch, Robert L. Burns, Matthew D. Perri, Peter J. Biersteker and C. Kevin Marshall for defend-ants.

    Case Number: D67969

    The court relied on the plain language and grammatical construction of the terms of a sale agreement to resolve the parties dispute regarding the buyers obligation to use reasonable best efforts.