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

    Publication Date: 2019-05-29
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law
    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.

  • Sunline Commercial Carriers, Inc. v. CITGO Petroleum Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-27
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping | Energy | Transportation
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Strine
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael F. Bonkowski and Nicholas J. Brannick, Cole Schotz P.C., Wilmington, DE ; Ross A. Mortillaro, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Dallas, TX for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Mary F. Dugan, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; John Zavitsanos, Debora Si-mon Pacholder and Edward Goolsby, Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C., Houston, TX for defendant.

    Case Number: D68508

    The parties' contractual agreements contained inconsistencies, and these ambiguities precluded summary judgment.

  • KT4 Partners LLC v. Palantir Tech. Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-13
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Strine
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bartholomew J. Dalton and Michael C. Dalton, Dalton & Assoc., P.A., Wilmington, DE; Barry S. Simon, Jonathan B. Pitt and Stephen L. Wohlgemuth, Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Kevin M. Gallagher and Kelly L. Freund, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilming-ton, DE; Kevin J. Orsini and Rory A. Leraris, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D68458

    The chancery court abused its discretion in refusing to allow a shareholder to inspect emails under a §220 books and records, request, because the corporation did not have any formal documents relating to the amend-ment of an investors' rights agreement.

  • Flood v. Synutra Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-24
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Strine
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan M. Ernst, Daniel P. Murray,O'Kelly Ernst & Joyce, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Donald J. Enright, Eliza-beth K. Tripodi, Levi & Korsinsky, LLP, Washington, D.C., attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Matthew E. Fischer, Matthew R. Dreyfuss, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Roger A. Cooper, Rishi N. Zutshi, Vanessa C. Richardson, Hana Choi, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendants Synutra, Jinrong Chen, Lei Lin and Yalin Wu; William M. Laf-ferty, John P. DiTomo, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lawrence Portnoy, Re-becca L. Martin, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY, for defendants Liang Zhang, Xiuqing Meng and Beams Power Investment Ltd.

    Case Number: D68329

    The business judgment rule applied, even though a controller's initial offer did not contain the required condi-tions, because he provided a second letter containing those conditions prior to any action by the special com-mittee.

  • Ramsey v. Georgia S. Univ. Advanced Dev. Ctr.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Education | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Strine
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Raeann Warner, Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., Wilmington, DE, attorney for appellant
    for defendant: Eileen M. Ford and Megan T. Mantzavinos, Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Robert S. Goldman and Lisa C. McLaughlin, Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Sarah P. Kelly, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, Boston, MA, attorneys for appellees.

    Case Number: D68208

    Asbestos manufacturers obligated to provide safe handling warnings and instructions to employers who purchased asbestos products, such that employers could pass those warnings and instructions onto their employees, and could have liability for failure to provide such warnings and instructions.