• Int'l Rail Partners LLC v. Am. Rail Partners, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-12-09
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Fioravanti
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian R. Lemon, Andrew S. Dupre, Stephanie Dallaire, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Elizabeth S. Fenton, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Wilmington, DE; Stephen Novack, Joshua E. Liebman, Novack and Macey LLP, Chicago IL for defendant.

    Case Number: D69217

    An advancement provision in an LLC agreement was very broad, so the court granted plaintiffs' motion for judgment on the pleadings regarding their entitlement to fees.

  • Focus Fin. Partners, LLC v. Holsopple

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Travis S. Hunter, Dorronda R. Bordley, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael V. Rella, Murphy & McGonigle, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Daniel M. Silver, Travis J. Ferguson, Alexandra M. Joyce, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69190

    Tortious interference and misappropriation case against competitor who employed former worker dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds where the parties were already engaged in litigation in California, whose law was more likely to govern the issues in the matter.

  • In re Baker Hughes Inc. Merger Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Thomas Curry, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory V. Varallo, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas A. Uebler, Joseph L. Christensen, Hayley M. Lenahan of McCollow D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jeroen van Kwawegen, Edward G. Tim-lin, Alla Zayenchik, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Frank R. Schirripa, Kurt Hunciker, Hach Rose Schirripa & Cheverie LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Matthew F. Davis, Callan R. Jackson of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Samuel W. Cooper, Paul Hastings LLP, Houston, TX; Edward Han, Paul Hastings LLP, Palo Alto, CA; Michael P. Kelly, Andrew S. Dupre, Sarah E. Delia, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Alan S. Goudiss, Paula H. Anderson, Grace J. Lee, Shearman & Sterling, LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69185

    Except for the failure to include certain information in the proxy statement, plaintiffs failed to state a claim against the company's directors for breach of fiduciary duty.

  • State of Delaware v. Univar, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Government
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | State and Local Government
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melanie K. Sharp, Martin S. Lessner, Mary F. Dugan, Michael A. Laukaitis, II, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Steven S. Rosenthal, Tiffany R. Moseley, John David Taliaferro, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Michael P. Kelly, David A. White, Matthew J. Rifino, McCarter & English LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jameel S. Turner, James G. Ryan, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, Columbus, OH for defendant.

    Case Number: D69188

    An administrative subpoena was not overly broad and was allowed under the state's revised escheat law.

  • Focus Fin. Partners, LLC v. Holsopple

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Travis S. Hunter, Dorronda R. Bordley, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Michael V. Rella, Murphy & McGonigle, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Daniel M. Silver, Travis J. Ferguson, Alexandra M. Joyce, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D69184

    Delaware choice-of-forum provisions failed to subject employee to personal jurisdiction where employee lived and worked in California, which therefore had the materially greater interest in the litigation, and whose law predominated over Delaware law and included fundamental policies allowing employees to invalidate choice-of-forum provisions in contracts entered into as a condition of employment.

  • HUMC Holdco, LLC v. MPT of Hoboken TRS, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-15
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Susan M. Hannigan, Robert L. Burns, Ryan D. Konstanzer and Megan E. O’Connor, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Michael P. Kelley and Andrew S. Dupre, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael A. Ackal, III and D. Scott Funk, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP, Houston, TX for Hoboken MPT defendants. Patricia L. Enerio and Jamie L. Brown, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Christopher J. Sullivan, Dominic J. Picca and LisaMarie Collins, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., New York, NY for Propco, Alaris and Opco defendants.

    Case Number: D69049

    Factual issues precluded judgment on the pleadings with respect to issues involving a right of first refusal and transfer restrictions under a limited liability company agreement.

  • In re: Oracle Corp. Derivative Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-08
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Software
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Jeffrey M. Gorris, Christopher P. Quinn and Bradley P. Lehman, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Randall J. Baron, David A. Knotts and Christopher H. Lyons, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, CA and Nashville, TN; Brian J. Robbins, Stephen J. Oddo and Gregory Del Gaizo, Robbins LLP, San Diego, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman and Richard J. Thomas, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter A. Wald and Blair Connelly, Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY for defendants Ellison and Catz. Kenneth J. Nachbar, John P. DiTomo and Thomas P. Will, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sara B. Brody, Jaime A. Bartlett and Matthew J. Dolan, Sidley Austin LLP, San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA for defendants Henley, James and Hurd. A. Thompson Bayliss and E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; John W. Spiegel, George M. Garvey and John M. Gildersleeve, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant Goldberg. Andrew S. Dupre and Sarah E. Delia, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert P. Feldman and Christopher D. Kercher, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Redwood Shores, CA and New York, NY for defendant Nelson. Thomas A. Beck, Blake Rohrbacher, Susan M. Hannigan, Matthew D. Perri and Daniel E. Kaprow, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. , Wilmington, DE for nominal defendant Oracle Corp.

    Case Number: D69043

    Fiduciaries for an acquired entity did not engage in aiding and abetting, because they did not provide substantial assistance to the buyer's fiduciaries in breaching their duties.

  • In re Oracle Corp. Derivative Litig.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-18
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Software | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Jeffrey M. Gorris and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Randal J. Baron, David A. Knotts and Christopher H. Lyons, Robbins Geller Rudman & Down LLP, San Diego, CA and Nashville, TN; Brian J. Robbins, Stephen J. Oddo and Gregory Del Gaizo, Robbins LLP, San Diego, CA for lead plaintiff.
    for defendant: Elena C. Norman, Richard J. Thomas, Benjamin M. Potts, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Peter A. Wald, Blair Connelly and Rachel J. Rodriguez, Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY for defendants Ellison and Catz. Kenneth J. Nachbar, John P. DiTomo, Thomas P. Will and Corinne R. Moini, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Sara B. Brody, Jaime A. Bartlett and Matthew J. Dolan, Sidley Austin LLP, San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA for defendants Hurd Estate, Henley, Conrades, James, Panetta, Boskin, Berg, Garcia-Molina, Seligman, Chizen and Bingham. A. Thompson Bayliss and E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; John W. Spiegel, George M. Garvey and John M. Gildersleeve, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant Goldberg. Andrew S. Dupre, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert P. Feldman and Christopher D. Kercher, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sulli-van LLP, Redwood Shores, CA and New York, NY for defendant Nelson. Thomas A. Beck, Blake Rohrbacher, Susan M. Han-nigan, Matthew D. Perri and Daniel E. Kaprow, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for nominal defendant Ora-cle Corp.

    Case Number: D68809

    Where a special litigation committee concluded that a litigation asset should be turned over to the lead plaintiff to pursue a derivative action on behalf of the corporation, plaintiff was entitled to all relevant documents considered by the committee.

  • Reith v. Lichtenstein

    Publication Date: 2019-07-10
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Software
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew S. Dupre and Alexandra M. Joyce, McCarter & English, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eduard Korsinsky, Amy Miller, William J. Fields and Samir Shukurov, Levi & Korsinsky, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John M. Seaman, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Thomas J. Fleming, Adrienne Ward and Kerrin T. Klein, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, New York, NY for defendants Lichtenstein, Howard, Kassan Fejes and Steel Holdings defendants. Gregory V. Varallo, Matthew D. Perri and Sarah T. Andrade, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendants Fenton, Legyel and Wald.

    Case Number: D68626

    Pre-suit demand was excused in this derivative action.

  • Brace Indus. Contracting, Inc. v. Peterson Enters., Inc., DeFAX Case No. D67415 (Del. Ch. Oct. 31, 2016) Glasscock, V.C. (40 pages).

    Publication Date: 2016-11-16
    Practice Area:
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    Court: Delaware Court of Chancery
    Judge:
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
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    Case Number: D67415