• SLF Holdings, LLC v. Uniti Fiber Holdings, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: E-Commerce | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen B. Brauerman, Emily A. Letcher, Bayard, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Edward S. Sledge IV, Dylan C. Black, Zachary A. Madonia, Emily M. Ruzic, Stanley E. Blackmon, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Bir-mingham, AL for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John P. DiTomo, Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jerome E. Speegle, Anthony M. Hoffman, Speegle, Hoffman, Holman & Holifield, LLC, Mobile, AL; Blake Rohrbacher, Kelly E. Farnan, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Edmund Polubinski III, Brian M. Burnovski, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69196

    The court granted defendants' motions to dismiss plaintiff's federal securities and state law claims.

  • The Mid Market Report | News

    Who Got the Work: WeWork's Breach-of-Contract Claims and an Insurance Sale

    November 4, 2020

    Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell; Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman; Susman Godfrey; and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor are all involved in a suit filed by WeWork's founder over a deal that fell through; Hodgson Russ represented People's United Bank as it sold People's United Insurance Agency; and other work from midsize firms.

  • 3G Licensing, S.A. v. Blackberry Ltd.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-04
    Practice Area: Patent Litigation
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Stark
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian E. Farnan, Michael J. Farnan, Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE; Lexie G. White, Hunter Vance, Susman Godfrey, LLP, Houston, TX; Andreas C. Healy, Jenna G. Farleigh, Susman Godfrey, LLP, Seattle, WA for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: John V. Gorman, Amy M. Dudash, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric Kraeutler, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Robert C. Bertin, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Washington, DC; John W. Shaw, Nathan R. Hoeschen, Shaw Keller LLP, Wilmington, DE; Yar R. Chaikovsky, Bruce Yen, Alexander H. Lee, Radhesh Devendran, Paul Hastings LLP, Palo Alto, CA; Jack B. Blumenfeld, Stephen J. Kraftschik, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Taylor Ludlam, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Raleigh, NC: Steven D. Moore; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, San Francisco, CA; Russel A. Korn, Richard W. Goldstucker, Courtney S. Dabbiere, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Atlanta, GA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69174

    Defendants' motion for summary judgment on patent infringement claims denied where evidence could allow jury to find that patents-in-suit were directed to patentable subject matter and that the accused products infringed upon the patent claims under the doctrine of equivalents.

  • Delaware Law Weekly | On the Move

    Morris Nichols Promotes Commercial Lawyer to Partnership

    October 30, 2020

    Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell announced that it invited Sara A. Gelsinger to become a partner with the firm, effective Jan. 1.

  • Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund, Ltd. v. Perelman

    Publication Date: 2020-10-28
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel T. Hirzel II, Gillian L. Andrews, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick J. Smith, Andrew J. Rodgers, Nicholas J. Karasimas, Smith Villazor LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William M. Lafferty, Susan W. Waesco, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Kevin J. Orsini, Rory A. Leraris, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69171

    The court dismissed plaintiff's complaint because the company's bylaws contained a mandatory forum selection provision in favor of another state.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider | News

    Chevron, Energy Companies Say Delaware AG's Climate Change Case Is a Federal Issue

    October 27, 2020

    Decisions about fossil fuels on a global scale should be left to the federal government to make through policy and international negotiations, lawyers for Chevron wrote in a brief.

  • In re Mindbody, Inc. Stockholders Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-21
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Software
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Friedlander, Jeffrey M. Gorris, Christopher M. Foulds, Christopher Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Gregory V. Varallo, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mark Lebovitch, Jeroen van Kwawegen, Christopher J. Orrico, Andrew E. Blumberg, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Lisa A. Schmidt, Robert L. Burns, Matthew D. Perri, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Yosef J. Riemer, John Del Monaco, Ian C. Spain, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Ryan D. Stottmann, Alexandra M. Cumings, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Patrick Gibbs, Sarah Lightdale, Cooley LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69162

    The court granted a motion to dismiss as to a corporate director, but it declined to dismiss claims against two corporate of-ficers.

  • Delaware Business Court Insider | News

    More Shareholders Claim Electric Car Company Exaggerated Tech Progress

    October 20, 2020

    The complaint cited press releases and publicly filed documents which they allege oversold Nikola's top employees' qualifications and the company's manufacturing capabilities, overall exaggerating its ability to cut costs on hydrogen fuel.

  • In re: TrueCar, Inc. Stockholder Derivative Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-14
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Automotive | E-Commerce | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas A. Uebler, Jeremy J. Riley, McCollom D’emilio Smith Uebler LLC, Wilmington, DE; P. Bradford deLeeuw, Deleeuw Law LLC, Wilmington, DE; Melinda A. Nicholson, Nicolas Kravitz, Eda Ayrim Walker, Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC, New Orleans, LA; Ashley R. Rifkin, Steven R. Wedeking, Robbins LLP, San Diego, CA; Jeffrey S. Abraham, Michael J. Klein, Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Shannon E. German, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Jerome F. Birn, Jr., Catherine Moreno, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Palo Alto, CA; Gregory P. Williams, Brock E. Czeschin, Kevin M. Regan, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Albert H. Manwaring, IV, Albert J. Carroll, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE; Brian Michael Lutz, Michael J. Kahn, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco, CA; Jon E. Abramczyk, Ryan D. Stottmann, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jon E. Abramczyk, Ryan D. Stottmann, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Ralph C. Ferrara, Ann M. Ashton, Proskauer Rose LLP, Washington, DC; Julia D. Alonzo, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69152

    Stockholders' derivative action dismissed for failure to make litigation demand where plaintiffs failed to plead facts showing that directors faced reasonable risk of liability from the derivative action and thus could not impartially consider a litigation demand.