• 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.

  • State of Delaware v. Premier Healthcare Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-27
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Cooch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kate S. Keller and Laura N. Najemy for plaintiff
    for defendant: Maria R. Granaudo for defendant.

    Case Number: D68195

    The state adequately alleged claims for Medicaid fraud against a nursing home, its owner and administrators.

  • New York Law Journal

    Tesla's Stock Option Grant to Elon Musk: Part 2

    June 21, 2018

    In this month's article on Executive Compensation, Joseph E. Bachelder III further explores Elon Musk's pay as CEO of Tesla.

  • SurgiQuest v. Lexion Med., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-30
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Damages
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Sleet
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68165

    Substantial evidence supported the jury's verdict finding of unfair competition and its award of compensatory and punitive damages.

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

    Publication Date: 2018-05-16
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Contracts
    Industry:
    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. Na-chbar, Michael Houghton, Matthew R. Clark, Barnaby Grzaslewicz, Ethan D. Millar, J. Andrew Howard, William R. Mitchel-son, Jr., Jason D. Popp, Colm F. Connolly, Jody C. Barillare, Gregory T. Parks, Courtney McCormick, David S. Eagle, Michael W. Yurkewicz, Martin I. Einstein, David Swetnam-Burland, Stacy O.Stitham, Brian M. Rostocki, Benjamin P. Chapple, Mi-chael J. Wynne, David A. Rammelt, Brian E. Farnan, Shawn J. Organ and Joshua M. Feasel for additional defendants.

    Case Number: D68148

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

  • LVI Grp. Inv., LLC v. NCM Grp. Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-04-18
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Procedure | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rudolf Koch, Matthew W. Murphy, and Matthew D. Perri, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Steven C. Florsheim, Greg Shinall, Daniel A. Shmikler, Michael G. Dicker, and Trevor K. Scheetz, Sperling & Slater, P.C., Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Richard D. Heins, Philip Trainer, Jr., and Hayley M. Lenahan, Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Stephen Novack, Donald A. Tarkington, Andrew D. Campbell, Elizabeth C. Wolicki, and Yvette V. Mishev, Novack and Macey, LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68112

    Fraud complaint against majority stakeholder of merged corporation, and the stakeholders principals, maintained where counterparty to merger pled that defendants intentionally directed falsification of merged corporations pre-merger financials.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider

    Does a Nonresident Del. Officer's Service to a Corporation Allow Courts to Compel Testimony?

    April 18, 2018

    Does a nonresident officer's prior service to a Delaware corporation allow the Delaware courts to compel her to appear to testify at trial as a third-party witness?