• AgroFresh Inc. v. Essentiv LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-06-19
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Agriculture
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68598

    Stay of patent infringement case granted where Patent Trial and Appeals Board ruled that claims of a patent-in-suit were unpatentable and parties anticipated appeal of that decision, since resolution of that matter could result in simplification of the issues on trial.

  • Rivera v. Roma

    Publication Date: 2019-06-05
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bruce L. Hudson, Hudson & Castle Law, LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Daniel M. Young, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant

    Case Number: D68587

    Genuine issues of material fact precluded summary judgment in this motor vehicle accident matter. Questions regarding com-parative negligence, assumption of risk and the reasonableness of the parties' conduct were all matters for the jury.

  • Harris v. Lord & Taylor LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Class Actions | Cybersecurity
    Industry: Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ralph N. Sianni, Andersen Sleater Sianni, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Janine Pollack, The Sultzer Law Group P.C., New York, NY; Daniel Tepper, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, New York, NY; Ben Barnow and Erich P. Schork, Barnow and Assoc., P.C., Chicago, IL; Howard L. Longman and Melissa R. Emert, Stull, Stull & Brody, New York, NY; Charles E. Schaffer, Levin Sedran & Berman LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Jeffrey S. Goldenberg, Goldenberg Schneider, LPA, Cincinnati, OH; Gary Ma-son, Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP, Washington, DC; Laurence D. King and David A. Straite, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer, LLP, New York, NY; John A. Yanchunis and Ryan McGee, Morgan & Morgan, Tampa, FL; Jean Sutton Martin, The Law Office of Jeane Sutton Martin PLLC, Wilmington, NC; Lynda J. Grant, The Grant Law Firm PLLC, New York, NY for plaintiff and pro-posed class.
    for defendant: Jody C. Barillare, Gregory T. Parks, Ezra D. Church and Kristin M. Hadgis, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68553

    Both public and private interests favored the transfer of this class action proceeding to a federal district court in another state, where a similar action was already pending.

  • Duncan v. Vantage Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Catherine A. Gaul and Aaron P. Sayers, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Raymond L. Moss and Michael P. Gilmore, Moss & Gilmore LLP for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Philip A. Rovner and Jonathan A. Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; J. Allen Maines, Gregory J. Digel and Caroline Johnson Tanner, Holland & Knight LLP, Atlanta, GA for defendants Askew and Finegold.

    Case Number: D68530

    The court proceeded to consider a motion to dismiss as to individual defendants, even though the corporate defendants filed for bankruptcy.

  • Cignex Datamatics, Inc. v. Lam Research Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-20
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Consulting | Software | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher P. Simon and David G. Holmes, Cross & Simon, LLC, Wilmington, DE, for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Theodore A. Kittila and James G, McMillan, III, Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP, Wilmington, DE, for defendant.

    Case Number: D68494

    Defendant's motion for summary judgment on plaintiff's breach of contract claim denied where the contract terms were ambiguous as to the trigger for payment and where the parties appeared to have differing expectations.

  • Canfield v. FCA US LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-03-20
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey S. Goddess and P. Bradford deLeeuw, Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Nicholas A. Migliaccio and Jason S. Rathod, Migliaccio & Rathod LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kenneth L. Dorsney, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kathy A. Wisniewski and Stephen A. D'Aunoy, Thompson Coburn LLP, St. Louis, MO for defendants.

    Case Number: D68496

    Implied warranty claims not dismissed where defendant allegedly engaged in active concealment of defect, which tolled the limitations periods, and where air-outs on the tires on plaintiffs' vehicles established their potentially non-merchantable condition and put defendant on notice when plaintiffs brought their vehicles in for service.

  • Prescient Med. Holdings, LLC v. Lab. Corp. of Am. Holdings

    Publication Date: 2019-02-27
    Practice Area: Antitrust
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard H. Cross, Jr., Cross & Simon, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Daniel W. Tarpey and Matthew M. Showel, Tarpey Wix LLC, Chicago, IL for plaintiff. Raymond J. DiCamillo, Chad Shandler and Katharine L. Mowery, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Steven F. Barley, Marc A. Marinaccio and J. Robert Robertson, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC for Laboratory Corp. of America defend-ants.
    for defendant: Jody C. Barillare, Eric Kraeutler, Steven A. Reed, R. Brendan Fee, Zachary M. Johns and Alexandra M. Lastowski, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA for AmeriHealth de-fendants.

    Case Number: D68476

    Plaintiff lacked standing to assert an antitrust claim and it failed to adequately allege a relevant market.

  • Lord Abbett Affiliated Fund v. Navient Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-20
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick F. Morris, Karen L. Morris and R. Michael Lindsey, Morris and Morris LLC, Wilmington, DE; Ste-ven E. Fineman, Daniel P. Chiplock, Michael J. Miarmi, Richard M. Heimann, Bruce W. Leppla and Sha-ron M. Lee, Liefe Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kelly E. Farnan, Richards Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Peter A. Wald, Abid R. Qureshi, Christopher S. Turner and Christopher R. Harris, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC for Navient Corp. and individual defendants. Kevin G. Abrams and John M. Seaman, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wil-mington, DE; Adam S. Hakki, Daniel C. Lewis and Anthony D. Marinello of Shearman & Sterling LLP for underwriter defendants.

    Case Number: D68465

    Plaintiffs adequately stated claims for securities violations, except with regard to statements that were mere puffery and where plaintiffs failed to demonstrate scienter.

  • 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.

  • Luster v. Puracap Lab., LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-02
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Accounting | Consulting | Pharmaceuticals
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian C. Ralston and Jacob R. Kirkham of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: David A. Dorey and Adam V. Orlacchio of Blank Rome LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68410

    Plaintiff failed to state a claim for breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing where the contract specifically addressed the matter at issue, and defendant did not act unreasonably in requiring plaintiff to give notice prior to entering defendant's facility.