• MKE Holdings Ltd. v. Schwartz

    Publication Date: 2020-02-12
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Agriculture | Manufacturing
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas E. Hanson, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; John F. Hartmann and Abdus Samad Pardesi, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL for defendants and nominal defendant.

    Case Number: D68875

    Limited liability company members alleged sufficient facts to support their claims against defendant managers for breaches of the operating agreement and fraud.

  • MKE Holdings Ltd. v. Schwartz

    Publication Date: 2019-10-09
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Agriculture | Chemicals and Materials
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas E. Hanson, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; John F. Hartmann and Abdus Samad Pardesi, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL for defendants and nominal defendant.

    Case Number: D68730

    A limited liability company's operating agreement waived any fiduciary duty on the part of its members, and instead imposed a good faith standard.

  • Athene Life and Annuity Co. v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-14
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin S. Lessner, Richard J. Thomas, and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James P. Gillespie, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC; Adam T. Humann, Kirkland & Ellis, New York, NY; Brian C. Ralston, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joel Friedlander and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A, Wilmington, De; John L. Jacobus, J. Walker Johnson, Catherine D. Cockerham, and Michael E. Stoll, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC, for defendants.

    Case Number: D68662

    Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction where plaintiffs would obtain complete relief if they received money damages from defendants' alleged breach of the parties' agreement.

  • Himawan v. Cephalon, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard L. Renck, Oderah C. Nwaeze, John J. Soroko, Wayne A. Mack, Jessica Priselac and Joseph J. Pangaro of Duane Mor-ris LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin Shannon and J. Matthew Belger of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jay P. Lefkowitz, Matthew So-lum, Shireen A. Barday, Amanda B. Elbogen and Z. Payvand Ahdout of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D68417

    The court allowed a breach of contract claim to proceed where it was unclear whether a defendant used commercially reason-able efforts, but plaintiffs failed to state a claim for tortious interference and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.