• 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.

  • 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.