• Delaware Business Court Insider

    Glasscock Blocks Appeal in DuPont's Bid to Keep Under Seal Lawsuit Over Corporate Spinoff

    June 11, 2019

    The ruling, issued late last week by Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III, could clear the way for Chemours' 65-page complaint against DuPont to be made public.

  • Germaninvestments AG v. Allomet Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-05
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Craig Martin, Ethan H. Townsend and Peter H. Kyle, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs
    for defendant: John P. DiTomo, Ryan D. Stottmann and Coleen Hill, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants

    Case Number: D68585

    A forum selection clause in the parties' agreement was mandatory. Motion to dismiss granted, without prejudice.

  • Sandhill Acres MHC, LC v. Sandhill Acres Home Owners Ass'n

    Publication Date: 2019-05-29
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law
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    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Strine
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nicole M. Faries, Baird Mandalas & Brockstedt, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Daniel S. Atlas, Steven D. Adler and Brian S. Eng, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Wilmington and Dover, DE for defendant. Michael P. Morton and Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Morton, Valihura & Zerbato, LLC, Greenville, DE for Amicus Curiae First State Manufactured Housing Ass'n.

    Case Number: D68577

    The owner of a manufactured housing community could raise rent under the Rent Justification Act based on evidence of a capital expenditure or increase in operational or maintenance expenses that had a direct and sub-stantial relationship to the proposed rent increase.

  • Ultravision Tech., LLC v. RMG Networks Holding Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-22
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Advertising | Electronics
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen B. Brauerman and Sara E. Bussiere, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Alfred R. Fabricant, Lawrence C. Drucker, Peter Lambrianakos, Vincent J. Rubino, III, Joseph M. Mercadante and Alessandra C. Messing, Brown Rudnick LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Jack B. Blumenfeld, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brett Charhon, Martin C. Robson and Anthony M. Garza, Charhon Callahan Robson & Garza, PLLC, Dallas, TX for defendant.

    Case Number: D68473

    The court exercised its discretion to transfer this patent infringement action to a federal district court in another state for the convenience of the parties and witnesses, and because neither of the parties had their headquarters or operations in Delaware.

  • 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.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Superior Court Holds Chancery Jurisdiction Does Not Extend to All Contracts Involving LLCs

    May 08, 2019

    Until recently, there were no cases definitively addressing the scope of Section 18-111's fifth jurisdictional category.

  • Batty v. UCAR Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles A. McCauley III, Offit Kurman, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Bradley R. Aronstam, Eric D. Selden, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68527

    Breach of severance agreement claim not dismissed where both parties offered reasonable interpretations of contractual language setting forth the types of compensation employee was entitled to upon severance.

  • CelestialRX Invs., LLC v. Krivulka

    Publication Date: 2019-04-10
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities | Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael W. McDermott and David B. Anthony, Berger Harris LLP, Wilmington, DE; Benjamin C. Curcio, Paul F. Campano, Jessica A. Tracy, Michael D. Zahler, and Jason S. Haller Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC, Roseland, NJ for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Garrett B. Moritz and Bejamin Z. Grossberg, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Andrew E. Anselmi and Zachary D. Wellbrock, McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C., Florham Park, NJ; Samuel T. Hirzel, II and Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Andrew D. Cordo and F. Troupe Mickler IV, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Jody C. Barillare, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brian A. Herman, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, NY; Ryan P. Newell and Lauren P. DeLuca, Connolly Gallagher, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Phillip A. Rovner and Jonathan A. Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68518

    Claims for breach of restrictive covenants were stayed pending arbitration on the issue of arbitrability given the broad scope of the covenants' arbitration clauses, but dismissed where the court lacked jurisdiction over defendants who did not qualify as a "manager" of the domestic LLC.

  • Texas Lawyer

    Recovering Foreign Profits based on Domestic Acts of Infringement

    March 28, 2019

    Out of concern for limiting the “extraterritorial” reach of America's patent laws, courts have long held that prevailing infringement plaintiffs…

  • Heritage Handoff Holdings, LLC v. Fontanella

    Publication Date: 2019-03-20
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Automotive | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John A. Sensing, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Dylan P. Kletter and Kelsey D. Bond, Brown Rudnick LLP, Hartford, CT for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Dominick T. Gattuso and Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Marc J. Kurzman; Peter M. Nolin and Damian K. Gunningsmith, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT for defendant.

    Case Number: D68501

    Purchaser was entitled to recover on its securities fraud claim based on evidence of misrepresentations and omissions, but its common law fraud claim was precluded by the bootstrapping doctrine.