• The GWO Litig. Trust v. Sprint Solutions, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Trade Secrets
    Industry: Retail | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard M. Beck, Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; John D. Byars, Joseph C. Smith, Jr., Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Steven L. Caponi, Matthew B. Goeller, K&L Gates LLP, Wilmington, DE; David I. Swan, Brian A. Kahn, McGuire Woods LLP, Charlotte, NC, attorneys for defendant and third-party plaintiff.

    Case Number: D68347

    Plaintiff adequately stated claims for trade secret violations and interference with prospective business rela-tions, but its conversion and unfair competition claims were duplicative of the contract claims.

  • Talley v. Christiana Care Health Sys.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-31
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Burke
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michele D. Allen and Catilyn E. Quinn, Law Offices of Michele D. Allen LLC, Hockessin DE, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Joanna J. Cline and James H.S. Levine, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Wilmington, DE; Barbara T. Sicalides, Barak A. Bassman and Megan Morley, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68339

    Plaintiff alleged sufficient facts to support her breach of contract claim and some of her tort claims following the termination of her privileges from a health care organization.

  • Patel v. Sunvest Realty Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-31
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge LeGrow
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julia B. Klein, Klein, LLC, Wilmington, DE, attorney for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Eric J. Monzo and Brenna A. Dolphin, Morris James, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Raymond W. Cobb, O'Hagan Meyer, LLC, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68336

    Vicarious liability claims against real estate brokerage for individual broker's fraud could be maintained where the broker worked from the brokerage's office and used that position and the brokerage's name and reputation to perpetuate the alleged fraud.

  • Int'l Constr. Prod. LLC v. Caterpillar Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Discovery
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John W. Shaw, Nathan R. Hoeschen, David Boies, James P. Denvir, Amy J. Mauser, Christopher G. Renner and J. Wells Harrell for plaintiff
    for defendant: David J. Baldwin, Ryan C. Cicoski, Robert G. Abrams, Gregory J. Commins, Jr., Danyll W. Foix and Carey S. Busen for defendants.

    Case Number: D68321

    Although the pleading deadline in the scheduling order had expired, the court determined plaintiff made a showing of good cause because defendants delayed in providing discovery.

  • Lyons Ins. Agency, Inc. v. Wilson

    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Labor Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael P. Kelly, Andrew S. Dupre, and Janine L. Faben, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Herbert W. Mondros, Krista Reale Samis, Christopher A. Tinari and Michael R. Miller, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68311

    Former employee breached employment agreement by leaving plaintiff to work for competitor to service clients in employee's book of business, in which plaintiff had invested sums to ensure employee's ability to service, thereby granting plaintiff an interest in said book of business.

  • In re: Green Field Energy Servs., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Business Torts | Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    Judge: Judge Gross
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven K. Kortanek, Patrick A. Jackson, and Joseph N. Argentina, Jr., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Robert J. Stark, Marek P. Krzyowski, James W. Stoll, Joel S. Miliband, Melanie Dahl Burke, and Brian M. Alosco, Brown Rudnick LLP, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Marc J. Phillips, Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP; Jeffrey R. Fine, Alison R. Ashmore, Aaron Kaufman, and R. Chris Harvey, Dykema Cox Smith, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68297

    Avoidance of transfer of business opportunity disallowed where opportunity had little or no value at time of transfer and where debtor's financial position meant it had no reasonable expectation of pursuing opportunity.

  • State of Delaware ex rel. French v. Card Complaint, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Retail | State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas E. Brown, Edward K. Black and Stephen G. MacDonald for the state
    for defendant: Stuart M. Grant, Mary S. Thomas, Laina M. Herbert and Vivek Upadhya for relator French; Stephen E. Jenkins, Catherine A. Gaul, Richard M. Zuckerman, Sean Cenawood, Kiran Patel and Catharine Luo for Card Compliant defendants; Kenneth J. Nachbar, Michael Houghton, Matthew R. Clark, Barnaby Grzaslewicz, Ethan D. Millar, J. Andrew Howard, William R. Mitchelson, Jr., Jason D. Popp, Colm F. Connolly, Jody C. Barillare, Gregory T. Parks, Ezra D. Church, Courtney McCormick, David S. Eagle, Mi-chael W. Yurkewicz, Martin I. Einstein, David Swetnam-Burland, Stacy O.Stitham, Brian M. Rostocki, Benjamin P. Chapple, Michael J. Wynne, David A. Rammelt, Brian E. Farnan, Shawn J. Organ and Josh-ua M. Feasel for additional defendants.

    Case Number: D68285

    Factual issues prevented summary judgment in this false claims matter, and defendants failed to establish ex-traordinary circumstances for disregarding the law of the case.

  • 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.

  • ChyronHego Corp. v. Wight

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: A. Thompson Bayliss and E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter M. Stone, Paul Hastings LLP, Palo Alto, CA, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: D. McKinley Measley and Daniel T. Menken, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Overton Thompson III and Joseph B. Crace, Jr., Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68247

    Contractual anti-reliance clause precluded plaintiffs from pleading justifiable reliance in support of claims of extracontractual fraud.

  • Fringer v. Kersey Homes, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Construction | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dean A. Campbell, Law Office of Dean A. Campbell, P.A., Georgetown, DE, attorney for plaintiff
    for defendant: Richard E. Berl, Jr., Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, LLC, Lewes, DE, attorney for defendants.

    Case Number: D68206

    Piercing of corporate veil granted where evidence indicated corporation fraudulently transferred sole asset to avoid collection by judgment creditor.