• Perlman v. Vox Media, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-17
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew E. Fischer, Jacob R. Kirkham and Jacqueline A. Rogers, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plain-tiffs.
    for defendant: Peter L. Frattarelli, Archer & Greiner, P.C., Wilmington, DE; James Rosenfeld and Jeremy A. Chase, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D68634

    The Court of Chancery lacked subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate defamation claims, so the court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment, subject to plaintiff's right to transfer the case to Superior Court.

  • Dolan v. Altice USA, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-10
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John L. Reed, Matthew Denn, Peter H. Kyle, Robert M. Hoffman and James C. Bookhout, DLA Piper LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Daniel A. Mason, Brenda W. Sullivan, Jay Cohen and Daniel H. Levi, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Wil-mington, DE and New York, NY; Kevin G. Abrams and J. Peter Shindel, Jr., Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE for de-fendants.

    Case Number: D68625

    The disputed terms of a merger agreement were ambiguous, and plaintiffs adequately stated their claim for promissory es-toppel.

  • Project Boat Holdings, LLC v. Bass Pro Group, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-06-19
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Manufacturing | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John A. Sensing, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mark S. Baldwin, Dylan P. Kletter and Anthony J. Boc-camazzo, Brown Rudnick LLP, Hartford, CT for plaintiff.
    for defendant: S. Mark Hurd and Richard Li, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mike Stenglein and Tracey M. Robert-son, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX for defendant.

    Case Number: D68602

    Although a seller should have disclosed a manufacturing defect, the buyer was not harmed.

  • In re Facebook, Inc. Section 220 Litig.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-12
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: E-Commerce
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer and David M. Sborz, Andrews & Springer, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Geoffrey M. Johnson, Donald A. Broggi, Scott R. Jacobsen and Jing-Li Yu, Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP, Cleveland Heights, OH and New York, NY for plaintiff City of Birmingham Relief and Retirement System. Ryan M. Ernst, O'Kelly Ernst & Joyce, LLC, Wilmington, DE; Thomas J. McKenna and Gregory M. Egleston, Gainey McKenna & Egleston, New York, NY for plaintiff Lidia Levy.
    for defendant: David E. Ross and R. Garrett Rice, Ross of Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Orin Snyder, Kristin A. Linsley, Brian M. Lutz, Paul J. Collins and Joshua S. Lipshutz, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA and Washington, DC for defendant.

    Case Number: D68594

    Plaintiffs provided a credible basis to support their demand for corporate books and records, because they presented some ev-idence of the company's failure to ensure the privacy of users' data.

  • Greenhouse v. Polychain Fund I LP

    Publication Date: 2019-06-12
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph H. Huston, Jr. and Stacey A. Scrivani, Stevens & Lee, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Todd C. Toral and AnnaMarie A. VanHoesen, Jenner & Block LLP, Los Angeles, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Jeffrey M. Gorris and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; J. Noah Hagey and Taylor Altman, Braunhagey & Borden LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68593

    A former limited partner no longer had standing to request books and records, because his interest in the company was fully redeemed at the time of the request.

  • Germaninvestments AG v. Allomet Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-05
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Craig Martin, Ethan H. Townsend and Peter H. Kyle, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs
    for defendant: John P. DiTomo, Ryan D. Stottmann and Coleen Hill, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants

    Case Number: D68585

    A forum selection clause in the parties' agreement was mandatory. Motion to dismiss granted, without prejudice.

  • Forman v. CentrifyHealth, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael A. Weidinger and Joanne P. Pinckney, Pinckney, Weidinger, Urban & Joyce LLC, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: William M. Lafferty, Susan W. Waesco, and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Bruce C. Doeg, John S. Hicks, and Christopher E. Thorsen, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Nashville, TN for defendants.

    Case Number: D68552

    Claim to company equity dismissed pursuant to laches where company repeatedly provided plaintiff over an 11-year period with documentation explicitly demonstrating that company did not acknowledge plaintiff's ownership of the equity at issue.

  • Winklevoss Capital Fund v. Shaw

    Publication Date: 2019-03-13
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. and Albert J. Carroll, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Charles J. Harder, Harder LLP, Beverly Hills, CA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Richard G. Placey, McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Carlos F. Gonzales and Matthew Pace of Rimon, P.C. , Coral Gables, FL and New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68492

    Defendants' counterclaims were time-barred, and defendants failed to demonstrate that tolling applied.

  • Hoeller v. Tempur Sealy Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-27
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas A. Uebler, McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, Wilmington, DE; Melinda A. Nicholson, Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC, New Orleans, LA; Roger Sachar, Newman Ferrara LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jordan D. Hershman, Sarah Paige and Michael D. Blanchard, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston, MA and Hartford, CT for defendant.

    Case Number: D68473

    Stockholder failed to establish a credible basis for demanding to inspect the company's books and records, because he made no showing of mismanagement or other wrongdoing.

  • A&J Capital, Inc. v. Law Office of Krug

    Publication Date: 2019-02-13
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kurt M. Heyman, Melissa N. Donimirski, and Elizabeth A. DeFelice, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Stephen B. Brauerman and Sara E. Bussiere, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Craig H. Marcus, Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant.

    Case Number: D68454

    Members erred in removing manager where manager specifically bargained for a "for cause" removal standard and members lacked cause to remove manager.