• Piper Jaffray, Inc. v. Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Agriculture | Chemicals and Materials | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Lopez Schnabel and Alessandra Glorioso, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas P. Swigert and Phil Steger of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman and Benjamin M. Potts, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Judson E. Lobdell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68386

    Plaintiff adequately stated a claim for breach of the parties' engagement letter involving financial services, but discovery was necessary to determine factual issues.

  • 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.

  • Patrone v. Commerce Assoc. LP

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Discovery | Dispute Resolution | Personal Injury
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68355

    The court severed claims that were covered by an arbitration clause, but it denied a motion to dismiss on the remaining claims because discovery was necessary for the resolution of certain factual issues.

  • KT4 Partners, LLC v. Palantir Tech., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Brokerage | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bartholomew J. Dalton, Michael C. Dalton, Dalton & Associates, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Barry S. Simon, Jonathan B. Pitt and Stephen L. Wohlgemuth for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Kelly E. Farnan, Kevin Gallagher, Kelly L. Freund, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Kevin Orsini, Rory A. Leraris, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, NY, NY for defendant Palantir Tech., Inc.; Elena C. Norman, Lakshmi A. Muthu, Ashley A. Davoli, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; C. Andrew Kitchen, Nicholas J. Boos, Alexandra Drury, Maynard Cooper & Gale LLP, San Francisco, CA, for defendant Disruptive Tech. Advisors, LLC.

    Case Number: D68276

    Plaintiffs adequately stated claims for tortious interference with a prospective economic advantage and civil conspiracy under either Delaware or California law.

  • 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.

  • Flowshare, LLC v. GeoResults, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Consulting
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen B. Brauerman and Sara E. Bussiere, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; John E. Petite and John C. Dranke, Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale P.C., St. Louis, MO, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Jeffrey L. Moyer, Travis S. Hunter, Arun J. Mohan, Richards Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Stephen P. Fuller, CKR LAW, LLP, Johns Creek, GA, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68239

    Fraud claim survived motion to dismiss where contractual integration clause missing explicit anti-reliance on representations provision failed to bar such claim arising from promises made during contract negotiations that induced party to execute agreement.

  • Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. American Indep. Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-30
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68161

    An insurance company was not entitled to rely on the savings clause to permit a late-filed appeal of an arbitra-tion decision.

  • WoodSpring Hotels LLC v. Natl Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA

    Publication Date: 2018-05-16
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer C. Wasson, Carla M. Jones, Kenneth H. Frenchman and Denise N. Yasinow for plaintiff
    for defendant: Seth Niederman and Joseph Collins for defendant.

    Case Number: D68149

    An insurer was not entitled to avoid its duty to defend based on a policy exclusion regarding trade secrets, because at least one claim in the underlying litigation did not involve trade secrets.

  • Green v. GEICO Gen. Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-09
    Practice Area: Class Actions | Insurance Law
    Industry: Health Care | Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard H. Cross, Jr., Christopher P. Simon, Cross & Simon, LLC, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Paul A. Bradley, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, LLC, Wilmington, DE; George M. Church, Miles & Stockbridge, PC, Baltimore, MD; Meloney Perry, Perry Law, PC, Dallas, TX, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68135

    Motion to dismiss putative class action denied where court could not definitively determine that plaintiffs could not establish damage calculation method that would predominate over proposed class.

  • Arch Ins. Co. v. Murdock

    Publication Date: 2018-03-14
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert J. Katzenstein and Kathleen M. Miller, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael R. Goodstein, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Columbus, OH; Merril Hirsh, Troutman Sanders LLP, Washington, DC; Michael L. Manire and Deanna M. Galla, Manire & Galla LLP, New York, NY; Robert P. Conlon and Kevin A. Lahm, Walker Wilcoz Matousek LLP, Chicago, IL; Ommid C. Farashahi, Michael T. Skoglund, and Nicholas R. Novak, BatesCarey LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman and Mary F. Dugan, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kirk A. Pasich and Pamela Wood, Pasich LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Mikaela Whitman, Pasich LLP, New York, NY , attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68070

    Insurers denied summary judgment on their declaratory judgment action where Delaware law did not preclude insurance from indemnifying directors for breaches of loyalty by fraud.