• In re Tangoe, Inc. Stockholders Litig.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-05
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kurt M. Heyman and Melissa N. Donimirski, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jason M. Leviton and Joel A. Fleming, Block & Leviton LLP, Boston, MA; Jeremy S. Friedman, Spencer Oster, and David F.E. Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, New York, NY for plaintiff
    for defendant: Catherine G. Dearlove and Sarah A. Galetta, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; William H. Paine, Timothy J. Perla, Peter A. Spaeth, and Alexandra C. Bourdreau, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, MA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68375

    Stockholder's derivative complaint not dismissed where he adequately pled company failed to inform stockholders prior to their approval and asserted a reasonable claim for breach of duty of loyalty.

  • Zalmanoff v. Hardy

    Publication Date: 2018-11-28
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald A. Brown, Jr., J. Clayton Athey and Samuel L. Closic of Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilming-ton, DE; Jeffrey S. Abraham of Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff
    for defendant: David J. Teklits and D. McKinley Measley of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Howard S. Suskin, Elizabeth A. Edmondson, Lorenzo Di Silvio and Rémi J.D. Jaffré of Jenner & Block LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68372

    Corporate directors did not breach their fiduciary duty of disclosure when they provided stockholders with two documents which together contained all material information in connection with a stockholder vote.

  • Wenske v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-28
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Zeldin of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Scott G. Burdine and David E. Wayne of Burdine Wynne LLP, Houston, TX for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Timothy R. Dudderar and Travis R. Dunkelberger of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP for Blue Bell de-fendants; Srinivas M. Raju and Kelly L. Freund of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants Bridges and Kruse.

    Case Number: D68371

    Plaintiffs failed to allege sufficient facts to rebut the presumption of corporate separateness between a parent company and its subsidiary, and their conclusory allegations did not support theories for piercing the corporate veil or joint venture liability.

  • Tilden v. Cunningham

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: E-Commerce | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chad J. Toms, Kaan Ekiner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC, Wilmington, DE; Ian S. Birk, Keller Rodr-back, L.L.P. Seattle, WA; Chelsea L. Mam, David M. Simmonds of Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell, Se-attle, WA, attorneys for plaintiff.
    for defendant: A. Thompson Bayliss, Michael A. Barlow, Daniel J. McBride, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Daniel J. Dunne, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Seattle, WA, attorneys for defendants Cunningham, Chung, Dunn, Hooper, Huebner, Waters and Zappone. D. McKinley Measley, Lauren Neal Bennett, Mor-ris Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Cristopher B. Durbin, Jeff Lombard, Cooley LLP, Se-attle, WA, attorneys for defendant Ruckelshaus. Rudolf Koch, Diana M. Joskowicz of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Paul H. Beattie, Rimon P.C., Seattle, WA, attorneys for defendant GCA Advisors, LLC. Garrett B. Moritz, R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter L. Simmons, Michael P. Sternheim, Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendants Cambridge Information Group, Snyder and Allen. Bradley D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, An-drew D. Berni, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Barry M. Kaplan, Gregory L. Watts of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Seattle, WA, attorneys for nominal defendant Blu-cora, Inc.

    Case Number: D68350

    Plaintiff in this derivative action failed to demonstrate demand futility, and even if he had, the court concluded he did not state a claim on which relief could be granted.

  • Marchand v. Barnhill

    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert J. Kriner, Jr., Vera G. Belger, Michael Hawash and Jourdain Poupore, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Timothy R. Dudderar, Travis R. Dunkelberger,; Srinivas M. Raju and Kelly L. Freund, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68312

    Derivative breach of fiduciary duty claim failed where plaintiff failed to make or excuse pre-suit litigation demand upon the board, the majority of whom were sufficiently disinterested to exercise independent judgment of such demand, and where plaintiff had failed to plead the requisite scienter for a failure of oversight claim levied against directors.

  • Mesirov v. Enbridge Energy Co., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Jeffrey M. Gorris, Christopher P. Quinn, Jessica Zeldin, Lawrence P. Eagel, Jeffrey H. Squire and David J. Stone for plaintiff
    for defendant: Thomas W. Briggs, Jr., Richard Li, Kevin C. Logue, Kevin P. Broughel, J. Jeanette Kang and Molly L. Leiwant for Enbridge Energy Co., Inc. defendants; Raymond J. DiCamillo, Sarah A. Galetta, Lisa A. Schmidt, Michael H. Steinberg, Lauren M. Cruz, Zachary A. Sarnoff and Penny Shane, Yuliya Neverova for Enbridge, Inc. defendants; T. Brad Davey, Matthew F. Davis, Jacqueline A. Rogers and Abby F. Rudzin for defendant Piper Jaffray & Co.

    Case Number: D68282

    The law of the case determined resolution of certain matters raised in defendants' motions to dismiss.

  • Blueblade Capital Opportunities LLC v. Norcraft Cos., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David A. Jenkins and Robert K. Beste, Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael E. Davidian, Blueblade Capital Opportunities LLC and Blueblade Capital Opportunities CI LLC, New York, NY, attorneys for petitioners
    for defendant: Raymond J. DiCamillo and Kevin M. Gallagher, Richards Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE, attorneys for respondent.

    Case Number: D68238

    Delta between merger price and fair value on merger date, calculated according to discounted cash flow analysis, was caused by flaws in merger process and warranted adoption of DCF valuation over merger price as fair value for appraisal action purposes.

  • Olenik v. Lodzinski

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger and Thomas Curry, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer, and David Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, New York, NY; Jeremy S. Friedman, Spencer Oster, New York, NY; David F.E. Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, New York, NY, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar, D. McKinley Measley, and Lauren Neal Bennett, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gerard G. Pecht, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Houston, TX; Peter A. Stokes and William Patrick Courtney, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Austin, TX; Rolin P. Bissell and James M. Yoch, Jr., Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael C. Holmes, Craig E. Zieminski, Amy T. Perry, Kent Piacenti, and Meredith S. Jeanes, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas TX; Raymond J. DiCamillo, Robert L. Burns, and Daniel E. Kaprow, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68232

    Breach of fiduciary duty claim following business combination transaction dismissed where, although plaintiff alleged controlling stockholder on both sides of transaction sought to benefit itself to non-affiliated stockholders' detriment, transaction was valid exercise of directors' business judgment.

  • Akrout v. Jarkoy

    Publication Date: 2018-07-25
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David L. Finger, Finger & Slanina, Wilmington, DE, attorney for plaintiff
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Steven G. Mintz and Kevin M. Brown, Mintz & Gold LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendant.

    Case Number: D68222

    Fiduciary duty claims against co-founders/co-directors barred by doctrine of laches where plaintiff stopped receiving company information and failed to receive accrued salary and dividends after being removed from office nearly nine years prior to instituting complaint.

  • Wenske v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-18
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Zeldin and Scott G. Burdine for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Timothy R. Dudderar and Travis R. Dunkelberger for Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. and Blue Bell Creameries, U.S.A; Jim E. Kruse, Howard W. Kruse, Richard Dickson, William J. Rankin, Diana Markwardt, John W. Barnhill, Jr., Paul A. Ehlert, Doro-thy McLeod MacInerney and Patricia Ryan for Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.; Srinivas M. Raju and Kelly L. Freund for individual defendants.

    Case Number: D68221

    Limited partners stated a claim for breach of the partnership agreement by the entity that was responsible for overseeing the company's operations, and pre-suit demand was excused.