• Conduent State Healthcare, LLC v. AIG Specialty Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-17
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robin L. Cohen and Keith McKenna, McKool Smith, P.C., New York, NY; Jennifer C. Wasson and Carla M. Jones, Potter, Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John L. Reed, Matthew Denn, and Harrison S. Carpenter, DLA Piper LLP, Wilmington, DE, Robert S. Harrell, Mayer Brown LLP, Houston, TX for defendants.

    Case Number: D68631

    Defendants obligated to provide defense costs following state attorney general's issuance of a civil investigative demand to defendants' insured because the demand involved an investigation into Medicaid fraud and constituted a "demand for non-monetary relief" under the terms of defendants' policies.

  • West v. Access Control Related Enter., LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-06-26
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Geoffrey G. Grivner, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC; Ekwan E. Rhow, Sharon Mayer, and Patricia H. Jun, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. for plaintiff
    for defendant: Justin K. Victor, Michael L. Banks, and Vishal H. Shah, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP for defendants.

    Case Number: D68608

    Implied covenant and conversion claims dismissed as duplicative of breach of contract claims where contract expressly defined expectations of the parties and where conversion of contractually-promised assets had to be brought as a contractual claim.

  • ISN Software Corp. v. Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-06
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Legal Services | Software
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher H. Lee and Blake A. Bennett, Cooch and Taylor, P.A.; Timothy S. Perkins, Underwood Perkins, P.C. for plaintiff.
    for defendant: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr., Carl N. Kunz, III, and Kathleen A. Murphy, Morris James LLP; George M. Kryder and Melissa L. James, Vinson & Elkins LLP for defendants.

    Case Number: D68450

    Legal malpractice action accrued once counsel advised plaintiff client of potential issues with counsel's advice regarding a cash-out merger, which could have resulted financial losses for plaintiffs.

  • The Lima Delta Co. v. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-27
    Practice Area: Commercial Law
    Industry: Aerospace
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer L. Dering, Joseph A. Martin and Jeffrey Lubin, Martin Law Firm LLC for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Brett D. Fallon, Morris James LLP; Gary L. Halbert, Holland & Knight LLP for defendants.

    Case Number: D68475

    The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss because: (1) plaintiffs' tort claims based on an aircraft crash were barred by the economic loss doctrine, (2) plaintiffs failed to allege their fraud claims with particularity, and (3) the statute of limitations barred the breach of warranty claim.

  • State of Delaware v. Purdue Pharma L.P.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-20
    Practice Area: Consumer Protection
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals | Retail
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan P. Newell, Shaun Michael Kelly and Kyle Evans Gay of Connolly Gallagher, LLP; Richard W. Fields of Fields PLLC; Scott W. Gilbert, Richard Shore, Mark A. Packman, Jenna A. Hudson, Michael B. Rush, Monique T. Abrishami and Richard J. Leveridge, Gilbert LLP, Washington, DC; Kathleen Jen-nings, attorney general, and Michael Vild and Michelle Whalen, Delaware Dep't of Justice for the state.
    for defendant: Brian D. Tome and Kelly E. Rowe, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, PC, Wilmington, DE; Mark S. Cheffo, Hay-den A. Coleman, Debra D. O'Gorman and Judy L. Leone, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendant Purdue Pharma. Michael P. Kelly, Steven P. Wood, Daniel J. Brown and Hayley J. Reese, McCarter & English, Wilmington, DE; John A. Freedman and Sean O. Morris, Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant Endo Pharmaceuticals. Kevin B. Collins, Katherine B. Shaffer and Neil K. Roman, Covington & Burling, New York, NY; A. Thompson Bayliss, Michael A. Barlow, Sarah E. Delia, David A. Seal and Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss, Wilmington, DE for defendant McKesson Corp. David A. Felice, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Wilmington, DE, Steven Pyser, Ashley W. Hardin and Joshua D. Tully, Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC for defendant Cardinal Health. Jennifer C. Wasson, Jesse L. Noa and Carla M. Jones, Potter, Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Louis W. Schack, Shan-non E. McClure and Neil A. Hlawatsch of Reed Smith LLP for defendant AmerisourceBergen. Jami B. Nimeroff, Brown, Garry, Nimeroff, Wilmington, DE; James W. Matthews, Katy E. Koski, Jaclyn V. Piltch and Redi Kasollja, Foley & Lardner, Boston, MA for defendant Anda Pharmaceuticals. Thomas E. Han-son and Oni N. Harton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE and Indianapolis, IN for defendant H.D. Smith LLC. Daniel B. Rath, Rebecca L. Butcher and Jennifer L. Cree, Landis, Rath & Cobb LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric R. Delinsky, Alexandra W. Miller and R. Miles Clark, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Washington, DC for defendant CVS Health Corp. Beth Moskow-Schnoll, William Burton and Elizabeth A. Sloan, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kaspar J. Stoffelmayr, Katherine M. Swift and Alex J. Har-ris, Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP, Chicago, IL and Denver, CO for defendant Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

    Case Number: D68469

    The state adequately alleged claims against manufacturers and distributors of opioids, but the court dismissed public nuisance, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment claims.

  • Ritchie Multi-Strategy Global, LLC v. Huizenga Managers Fund, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-30
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John A. Sensing and Ryan C. Cicoski for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Steven L. Caponi and Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates, LLP; Christopher J. Barber, Williams Montgom-ery & John Ltd. for defendant.

    Case Number: D68443

    A stay of this Delaware proceeding was appropriate where an action in another state involving the same parties and operative facts was not yet final.

  • Cont'l Fin. Co. v. TD Bank, N.A.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-26
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws | Commercial Law
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jamie L. Edmonson, Daniel A. O'Brien, Jessie F. Bebber, Patrick J. Boyle, and Adam G. Possidente, Venable LLP for plaintiff;
    for defendant: Alexander D. Bono, Ryan E. Borneman, Lynne E. Evans, Oderah C. Nwaeze, and Mackenzie M. Wrobel, Duane Morris LLP for defendant.

    Case Number: D68400

    Banking customer's negligence claims arising from fraud on its account did not amount to more than simple negligence and were precluded by the UCC and its statute of repose as the fraud occurred under the scope of the account agreement.

  • Robinson v. Foulkstone Med. Pavilion Condo. Ass'n

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Expert Witnesses | Premises Liability
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth M. Roseman for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Tracy A. Burleigh, Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin for defendant.

    Case Number: D680306

    Plaintiff established prima facie evidence of a dangerous condition in this slip-and-fall case.

  • Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. Wilmington Trust, N.A.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph J. Bellew, Joseph Kelleher, Michael J. Miller, Charles J. Vinicombe, Gregory J. Star, Cozen O'Connor, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Harry S. Davis and Robert E. Griffin, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP; Kevin G. Abrams, John M. Seaman, and E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68272

    Estoppel counterclaims and affirmative defenses to action seeking to declare life insurance policy void ab initio struck and dismissed where validity of policy would preclude estoppel and invalidity of policy would grant no legal basis for relief.

  • World Class Wholesale, LLC v. Star Indus., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-06
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Distribution and Wholesale | Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John G. Harris, Sean A. Meluney for plaintiff
    for defendant: Adam Balick for defendant.

    Case Number: D68173

    An oral contract for an indefinite term included a provision which allowed termination for good cause, so this made it possible for the contract to be performed within one year, rendering the statute of frauds inapplicable.