• Takeda Pharm., U.S.A. v. West-Ward Pharm Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Damages | Patent Litigation
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary W. Bourke and Daniel M. Attaway, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey I. Weinberger, Ted G. Dane, Heather E. Takahashi, Elizabeth L. Laughton, Hannah L. Dubina, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA Celia R. Choy and Peter A. Detre, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Dominick T. Gattuso, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lauren C. Tortorella, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, IL, Charles B. Klein and Ilan Wurman, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC; Elaine H. Blais, Robert D. Carroll, Lana S. Shiferman, Robyn R. Schwartz and Louis L. Lobel, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68421

    Defendants were entitled to damages for lost profits under a bond where the court improperly granted a preliminary re-straining order.

  • New York Law Journal

    Recent Restructurings in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    December 28, 2018

    In this issue of the Bankruptcy Update, Edward E. Neiger focuses on recent restructurings in the pharmaceutical industry, including Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Egalet Corporation and Synergy Pharmaceuticals.

  • Gardoski v. Pats Aircraft, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Aerospace | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William D. Fletcher, Jr. and Gary E. Junge, Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A., Dover, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Margaret M. DiBianca, Smith Katzenstein Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68392

    FMLA retaliation claim was not dismissed where plaintiff employee pled a plausible claim of fraudulent inducement with respect to a general release plaintiff executed in favor of defendant employer and where it was unsettled whether FMLA claims could be subject to a general release.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SARN Energy LLC v. Tatra Defence Vehicle A.S.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Consulting | Defense | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Oderah C. Nwaeze and Ryan E. Borneman of Duane Morris LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Philip Trainer, Jr. and Hayley Lenahan of Ashby & Geddess, Wilmington, DE; Kenneth J. Pfaehler of Dentons US LLP, Washington, DC, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68363

    Defendant adequately alleged its breach of contract counterclaims, but it failed to state a viable claim for fraud and matters relating to alter ego liability had to be filed in another court.

  • BRP Hold Ox, LLC v. Chilian

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott T. Earle of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Christopher Viceconte of Gibbons P.C., Wilmington, DE formerly for defendant.

    Case Number: D68353

    A defendant failed to sufficiently allege counterclaims for tortious interference, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, or declaratory relief.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph J. Farnan, Brian E. Farnan, Michael J. Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Amy K. Wigmore, Gregory H. Lantiere, Heather M. Petruzzi, Tracey C. Allen, Jeffrey T. Hanston, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dale LLP, Washington, DC; Kevin S. Prussia, Andrew J. Danford, Timothy A. Cook, Kevin M. Yukerwich, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dale LLP, Boston, MA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Arthur G. Connolly, III, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Neal C. Belgam, Eve H. Ormerod, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stamatios Stamaulis, Richard C. Weinblatt, Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC, Wilmington, DE; Karen L. Pascale, Robert M. Vrana, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; John C. Phillips, Jr., David A. Bilson, Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; David Ellis Moore, Bindu Palapura, Stephanie E. O'Byrne, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; Dominick T. Gattuso, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68342

    Court rejected more restrictive construction of patent claims where intrinsic evidence indicated that patentee did not intend to apply different definitions when using term in different applications or to restrict measurement techniques to meet patent specification for active particles.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Adviser-Consultants Held Not 'Other Professionals' for Purposes of Section 327(a) of Bankruptcy Code

    November 07, 2018

    Two recent decisions by separate judges of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court have addressed the question of whether persons providing services to debtors relating to the disposition and monetization of inventory, real estate, intellectual property and other estate assets are “professionals” and must be retained under the strictures of Section 327(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.

  • Int'l Constr. Prod. LLC v. Caterpillar Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Discovery
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John W. Shaw, Nathan R. Hoeschen, David Boies, James P. Denvir, Amy J. Mauser, Christopher G. Renner and J. Wells Harrell for plaintiff
    for defendant: David J. Baldwin, Ryan C. Cicoski, Robert G. Abrams, Gregory J. Commins, Jr., Danyll W. Foix and Carey S. Busen for defendants.

    Case Number: D68321

    Although the pleading deadline in the scheduling order had expired, the court determined plaintiff made a showing of good cause because defendants delayed in providing discovery.