• In re: Se. Grocers, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-09-19
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Judge: Judge Walrath
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brett Hayward, Daniel J. DeFranceschi, Paul N. Heath, and Amanda R. Steele, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Ray C. Schrock, Matthew S. Barr, John P. Mastando III, and Sunny Singh, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, New York, NY; Matthre R. Chait and Sean M. Smith, Shutts & Bowen LLP, West Palm Beach, FL, attorneys for debtors
    for defendant: Frank E. Noyes, II, Wilmington, DE; Joyce A. Kuhns, Offit Kurman, P.A., Baltimore, MD, attorneys for objector.

    Case Number: D68288

    Gross sales for calculation of percentage rent included gross revenues generated by ancillary services offered through the store where such services fell within the broad definition of good and services included under gross sales.

  • In re: Culp

    Publication Date: 2018-09-19
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Insurance | Real Estate
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Judge: Judge Shannon
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter Schaeffer, Jr., Avenue Law, Dover, DE, attorney for debtors
    for defendant: Charles A. Stanziale, Jr., McCarter & English, LLP, Newark, NJ; Matthew J. Rifino and Kate Roggio Buck, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for trustee.

    Case Number: D68287

    Homeowners' insurance proceeds were part of property owners' bankruptcy estate because owners owned and were beneficiaries of the insurance policy, received the proceeds, and at all times held at least a contingent or residual interest in the proceeds.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Are Post-Merger Facts Ever Relevant?

    September 12, 2018

    Appraisal litigation is unique under Delaware law. In almost every instance you can think of, once an event provides a right to recover damages (such as a fire caused by negligence), what happens later is relevant to determining the amount of damages.

  • Wilmington - 5190 Brandywine Parkway, LLC v. Acadia Brandywine Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael J. Barrie, Stephen M. Ferguson, William M. Alleman, Jr and Helen Gavaris for plaintiff
    for defendant: Philip Trainer, Jr., Andrew D. Cordo, Adam C. Silverstein and Meaghan Millan for defendants.

    Case Number: D68253

    A creditor alleged facts supporting a claim for recourse liability, but resolution of the matter depended upon discovery and further development of the record.

  • FBI Wind Down, Inc. Liquidating Trust v. Heritage Home Group, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Judge Fuentes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68241

    The parties' sale agreement provided that only disputed items were required to be submitted to an arbitrator, so questions of contract interpretation were for the bankruptcy court to decide.

  • McCarthy v. Fifer

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Contracts | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Primos
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68235

    The court denied motions for judgment on the pleadings with regard to two legal malpractice claims involving the improper titling of investment properties, because the complaint adequately alleged matters relating to standing and damages.

  • Haggen Holdings, LLC v. Antone Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Judge Cowen
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68233

    A landlord was not entitled to enforce a profit sharing provision in connection with the assignment of a com-mercial lease, because enforcement of this anti-assignment provision was precluded by the bankruptcy code.

  • Fringer v. Kersey Homes, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Construction | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dean A. Campbell, Law Office of Dean A. Campbell, P.A., Georgetown, DE, attorney for plaintiff
    for defendant: Richard E. Berl, Jr., Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLC, Lewes, DE, attorney for defendants.

    Case Number: D68206

    Piercing of corporate veil granted where evidence indicated corporation fraudulently transferred sole asset to avoid collection by judgment creditor.

  • Reybold Venture Group V-A, LLC v. New Castle County Office of Assessment

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Tax
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Streett
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael J. Isaacs and Wali W. Rushdan, II for appellant
    for defendant: Adam Singer for appellees.

    Case Number: D68209

    A county assessment board abused its discretion and deprived a party of due process when it refused to grant a taxpayer's request for a continuance after the county presented new information at the hearing.

  • Vinton v. Grayson

    Publication Date: 2018-06-27
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David B. Anthony and Sean A. Meluney for plaintiff
    for defendant: Neil R. Lapinski for defendant.

    Case Number: D68197

    The operating agreement of a limited liability company required members to make additional capital contribu-tions at the manager's discretion, and other members had standing to sue a member who failed to respond to a capital call.