• Gilbert v. Perlman

    Publication Date: 2020-05-13
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: E-Commerce | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Seth D. Rigrodsky, Brian D. Long and Gina M. Serra, Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Richard A. Maniskas, RM Law, P.C., Berwyn, PA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Rudolf Koch, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Deborah S. Birnbach and Morgan R. Mordecai of Goodwin Procter LLP for defendants.

    Case Number: D68977

    Minority stockholders did not form a control group with the majority stockholder, so they did not owe any fiduciary duties to plaintiffs. Motion to dismiss granted.

  • Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP v. SIG Growth Equity Management, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-03-11
    Practice Area: Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rudolf Koch, Robert L. Burns and Megan E. O’Connorm, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Adam Slutsky, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William B. Chandler III, Ian R. Liston and Jessica A. Hartwell, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Mark A. Kirsch, Scott A. Edelman, Aric H. Wu, Laura K. O’Boyle and Peter Wade, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY for SIG defendants. Lewis H. Lazarus, Marris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter N. Flocos and Joanna A. Diakos, K&L Gates LLP, New York, NY for defendants Herzog and Kleinberg. David S. Eagle, Sean M. Brennecke, Michael K. Coran, William T. Hill, Monica Clarke Platt and Gregory R. Sellers, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA for defendants Tal and Itshayek.

    Case Number: D68905

    Although plaintiff prevailed on certain claims with respect to the question of liability, the court awarded no damages. Plain-tiff's evidence for damages was speculative and impossible to allocate.

  • Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, LLLP

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity and Venture Capital
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | E-Commerce
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory V. Varallo, Rudolf Koch, and Robert L. Burns, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Stephen D. Poss and Adam Slutsky, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William B. Chandler III, Ian R. Liston, and Jessica A. Hartwell, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Mark A. Kirsch, Scott A. Edelman, Aric H. Wu, Jeremy W. Stamelman, and Laura K. O'Boyle, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY; Lewis H. Lazarus and Meghan A. Adams, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter N. Flocos and Joanna A. Diakos, K&L Gates LLP, New York, NY; David S. Eagle and Sean M. Brennecke, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael K. Coran, William T. Hill, Monica Clarke Platt, and Gregory R. Sellers, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Philadelphia, PA for defendants.

    Case Number: D68390

    Plaintiff granted judgment on its claim of breach of representations and warranties in merger agreement where defendants were found to have concealed the circumstances of their company's termination by a partner and violation of card merchant rules.