• West v. Access Control Related Enter., LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-06-26
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Geoffrey G. Grivner, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC; Ekwan E. Rhow, Sharon Mayer, and Patricia H. Jun, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. for plaintiff
    for defendant: Justin K. Victor, Michael L. Banks, and Vishal H. Shah, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP for defendants.

    Case Number: D68608

    Implied covenant and conversion claims dismissed as duplicative of breach of contract claims where contract expressly defined expectations of the parties and where conversion of contractually-promised assets had to be brought as a contractual claim.

  • This and That Servs. Co., Inc. v. Nieves

    Publication Date: 2019-06-26
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Karsnitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John J. Ellis, Heckler & Frabizzio, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff
    for defendant: Walt F. Schmittinger, Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A., Dover, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68607

    Court reversed Industrial Accident Board's dismissal as moot of employer Utilization Review appeal where record reflected outstanding dispute between employer and employee regarding reasonableness and necessity of medication prescribed by one of employee's treating physicians following the employee's work-related accident.

  • Atl. Bldg. Assocs. v. Trujillo

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rennie
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew J. Carmine, Elzufon Austin & Mondell for appellant.
    for defendant: Arthur M. Krawitz and Tara E. Bustard, Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya for appellee.

    Case Number: D68526

    The Industrial Accident Board's ruling was remanded for it to clarify whether its extensive review, of a prime contractor's efforts to verify that a subcontractor's workers' compensation insurance extended to Delaware, was conducted under a due diligence standard rather than a strict liability standard.

  • Batty v. UCAR Int'l, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-17
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles A. McCauley III, Offit Kurman, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Bradley R. Aronstam, Eric D. Selden, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68527

    Breach of severance agreement claim not dismissed where both parties offered reasonable interpretations of contractual language setting forth the types of compensation employee was entitled to upon severance.

  • The Recorder

    Google Settles Suit Alleging Age Bias in Hiring Practices

    December 21, 2018

    Google deems only 20.5 percent of onsite job candidates to be qualified for an employment offer, according to court filings in the case.

  • Gardoski v. Pats Aircraft, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Aerospace | Manufacturing
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William D. Fletcher, Jr. and Gary E. Junge, Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A., Dover, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Margaret M. DiBianca, Smith Katzenstein Jenkins LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68392

    FMLA retaliation claim was not dismissed where plaintiff employee pled a plausible claim of fraudulent inducement with respect to a general release plaintiff executed in favor of defendant employer and where it was unsettled whether FMLA claims could be subject to a general release.

  • Lampkins v. Mitra QSR, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-12-12
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Labor Law
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick C. Gallagher and Raeann Warner, Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Richard A. Barkasy and Daniel M. Pereira, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jo Bennett and Samantha Banks of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defend-ants.

    Case Number: D68389

    Genuine issues of material fact existed as to a former employee's claims involving constructive discharge and a hostile working environment, but she was not entitled to recovery under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Drummond v. Amazon.com

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Civil Rights | Labor Law
    Industry: E-Commerce
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tia Drummond, Newark, DE, pro se plaintiff
    for defendant: Justin K. Victor of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorney for defendant.

    Case Number: D68350

    Hostile work environment claim dismissed where plaintiff failed to establish how two alleged incidents were connected to her gender or race, where those incidents were not severe or pervasive, and where employer provided plaintiff with means to report such incidents and took remedial action in response to plaintiff's reports.

  • Cabela's LLC v. Wellman

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Retail
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin M. Coen, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sean M. Berkowitz, Matthew W. Walch, Reuben J. Stob, Latham & Watkins LLP, Chicago, IL, attorneys for plaintiff
    for defendant: Henry E. Gallagher, Timothy M. Holly, Mary I. Akhimien, Shaun Michael Kelly, Connolly Gallagher LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick J. Barrett, Rhianna A. Kittrell, Fraser Stryker PC LLO, Omaha, NE, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68343

    Non-compete provision unenforceable against employees under applicable Nebraska law where state's public policy precluded employers' restriction on employees' post-employment use of general skill, but confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements enforceable to protect employer from improper and unfair competition.

  • Giles & Ransome v. Kalix

    Publication Date: 2018-10-31
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Construction | Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Butler
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: H. Garrett Baker, Elzufon Austin & Mondell, P.A., Wilmington, DE, attorney for appellant
    for defendant: Donald E. Marston and James R. Donovan, Doroshow Pasquale Krawitz & Bhaya, Bear, DE, attorneys for appellee.

    Case Number: D68334

    Industrial Accident Board's decision ordering employer to reimburse injured employee for full cost of medical marijuana supported by credible evidence where board credited employee's testimony that high initial consumption was due to experimentation to find correct dosage and active ingredients.