• Otto Candies LLC v. KPMG, LLP

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Procedure
    Industry: Consulting | Transportation
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Terry L. Wit, A. William Urquhart, Juan P. Morillo, Derek L. Shaffer, and Lauren H. Dickie, Quinn Emanual Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Matthew F. Davis, and Christopher N. Kelly, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory G. Ballard and Jose F. Sanchez, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY; Todd Schlitz, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert A. Scher and Jonathan H. Friedman, Foley & Lardner LLP, New York, NY; Timothy Jay Houseal, Jennifer M. Kinkus, and William E. Gamgord, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Ana C. Reyes, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D68551

    Actions transferred from superior court to chancery court subject to a fully-briefed and argued motion to dismiss were subject to the chancery court's rule requiring plaintiffs subject to such a motion to either seek leave to amend or stand on their complaint and risk dismissal with prejudice; however, as a matter of first impression the court declined to enforce the rule on plaintiffs.

  • Lyons Ins. Agency, Inc. v. Kirtley

    Publication Date: 2019-04-10
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Employment Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael P. Kelly, Andrew S. Dupre and Janine L. Faben, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Oderah C. Nwaeze and Mackenzie M. Wrobel, Duane Morris LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68521

    Issues of fact precluded the parties' motions for dismissal and judgment on the pleadings in this employment litigation.

  • Heritage Handoff Holdings, LLC v. Fontanella

    Publication Date: 2019-03-20
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Automotive | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John A. Sensing, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Dylan P. Kletter and Kelsey D. Bond, Brown Rudnick LLP, Hartford, CT for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Dominick T. Gattuso and Aaron M. Nelson, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Marc J. Kurzman; Peter M. Nolin and Damian K. Gunningsmith, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT for defendant.

    Case Number: D68501

    Purchaser was entitled to recover on its securities fraud claim based on evidence of misrepresentations and omissions, but its common law fraud claim was precluded by the bootstrapping doctrine.

  • 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.

  • Otto Candies, LLC v. KPMG LLP

    Publication Date: 2019-03-13
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Terry L. Wit, A. William Urquhart, Juan P. Morillo, Derek L. Shaffer, and Lauren H. Dickie, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, San Francisco, CA and Washingto, DC for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Matthew F. Davis, and Christopher N. Kelly, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory G. Ballard and Jose F. Sanchez, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY; Todd Schlitz, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert A. Scher and Jonathan H. Friedman, Foley & Lardner LLP, New York, NY; Timothy J. Houseal, Jennifer M. Kinkus, and William E. Gamgort, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Ana C. Reyes, Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68489

    Plaintiffs' negligent misrepresentation claim against their debtor's auditing firm dismissed where the court lacked personal jurisdiction over foreign subsidiaries and where there was no privity of contract or special relationship between plaintiffs and auditor or justifiable reliance on alleged misrepresentations.

  • Optical Air Data Sys., LLC v. L-3 Commc'ns Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-06
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Contracts
    Industry: Aerospace | Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68448

    Breach by premature termination claims not dismissed where there were genuine issues of material fact as to whether plaintiff had entered agreements that precluded it from entering its agreements with defendant and had fraudulently induced defendant to enter the agreements.

  • BRP HOLD OX, LLC v. Chilian

    Publication Date: 2019-01-30
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Scott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: K. Tyler O'Connell, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: David P. Primack and David W. Giattino, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68438

    Application for interlocutory appeal denied where court's application of absolute privilege was not in conflict with prior jurisprudence as alleged falsity of claim of breach of contract was not product of firsthand knowledge, and costs of interlocutory review would likely outweigh benefits.

  • iBio, Inc. v. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-02
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Intellectual Property
    Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross and Eric D. Selden, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Reed S. Oslan, Mark Premo-Hopkins, Britt Cramer, and Allison McDonald, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL; Inbal Hasbani and Kyla Jackson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: M. Duncan Grant, Christopher B. Chuff, James H.S. Levine, and Ellis E. Herington, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68406

    Complaint dismissed pursuant to doctrine of laches where plaintiff had inquiry notice defendant may have had a role in its subsidiary's breach of agreements with plaintiff, thereby precluding tolling of limitations period.

  • 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.