• Delaware Law Weekly | On the Move

    Potter Anderson Associate to Speak on Claims Handling Panel

    February 21, 2020

    Potter Anderson & Corroon associate Carla Jones is slated to present at the American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Ogus v. SportTechie, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-02-19
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: T. Brad Davey and Matthew A. Golden, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory A. Markel and Tonya M. Esposito, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY and Washington, DC for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Art C. Aramilla, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., Wilmington, DE for defendants Bloom, Bodie and Kaufman. Brian M. Rostocki, Benjamin P. Chapple, Justin M. Forcier and Michael S. Leib, Reed Smith LLP, Wilmington, DE and Chicago, IL for defendants SportTechie, Inc. and Oak View Group, LLC.

    Case Number: D68885

    Plaintiff adequately stated claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract after he was forced out of a company, but the court dismissed some of his aiding and abetting claims.

  • Lyons Ins. Agency, Inc. v. Wark

    Publication Date: 2020-02-12
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James S. Green, Sr. and Jared T. Green, Seitz, Van Ogtrop & Green, P.A., Wilmington, DE for plaintiff.
    for defendant: John A. Sensing and Jesse L. Noa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68874

    The parties' non-compete agreement was presumptively valid, but the liquidated damages provision was unenforceable under the facts of this case as a matter of public policy. Because the former employee did not solicit business from the clients of her for-mer employer, the liquidated damages provision amounted to a penalty.

  • James v. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-02-05
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Connolly
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sharon M. James, pro se plaintiff.
    for defendant: Jennifer Gimler Brady and Jennifer Penberthy Buckley, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendants.

    Case Number: D68865

    A judge's former representation of the law firm representing defendants was not by itself a basis for recusal.

  • Ferrellgas Partners L.P. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-02-05
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Energy | Insurance | Transportation
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Johnston
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brenton W. Vincent, Steven G. Trubac, and Bryan Cave Leighton, Paisner LLP, Chicago, IL; David J. Baldwin, Carla M. Jones, and Tracey E. Timlin, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Louis A. Bove, Bodell Bove, LLC, Philadelphia, PA; Bruce W. McCullough, Bodell Bove, LLC, Wilmington, DE for defendant Zurich American Insurance Co. Neel Lane, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, San Antonio, TX; Samantha Miller, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Washington, DC; Thomas G. Macauley, Wilmington, DE for defendant Beazley Insurance Co.

    Case Number: D68864

    Run-off exclusion in insurance policy released insurer from duty to advance defense costs for litigation arising from wrongful acts and interrelated transactions that fell within the scope of the exclusion.

  • Borealis Power Holdings Inc. v. Hunt Strategic Util. Inv., LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-02-05
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, Thomas W. Briggs, Jr., Daniel T. Menken, and Aubrey J. Morin, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Richard I. Werder, Jr., Renita N. Sharma, Elisabeth B. Miller, and Ryan A. Rakower, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY for plaintiffs and defendants Borealis Power Holdings Inc. and BPC Health Corporation.
    for defendant: Blake Rohrbacher, Brian S. Yu, and Kevin M. Regan, Richards, Layton & Finger P.A., Wilmington, DE; Neil A. Steiner, Dechert LLP, New York, NY for plaintiff intervenors Cheyne Walk Investments. David C. McBride, Martin S. Lessner, Ryan M. Bartley, and Paul J. Loughman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; J. Christopher Shore and Alive Tsier, White & Case LLP, New York, NY; Aaron Colodny, White & Case LLP, Los Angeles, CA, attorneys for plaintiff intervenors and defendants Sempra Texas Holdings Corp and Sempra Texas Intermediate Holding Co. Peter J. Walsh, Jr., J. Matthew Belger, and Andrew H. Sauder, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jessica B. Pulliam, Baker Botts LLP, Dallas, TX; Vernon Cassin, Baker Botts LLP, Washington, DC; P. Clarkson Collins, Jr., Ian D. McCauley, and Kathleen A. Murphy, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE, attorneys for defendant Hunt Strategic Utility Investment.

    Case Number: D68862

    One party had superior right of first refusal for purchase of offered shares where the parties' shareholders agreement provided that any sale could not violate an investor rights agreement, which granted the party with the superior right its right of first refusal.

  • Keystone Assoc. LLC v. Barclays Bank PLC

    Publication Date: 2020-01-29
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: U.S. District Court of Delaware
    Judge: District Judge Noreika
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy R. Dudderar and Jonathan A. Choa, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; David J. Jordan and Michael R. Menssen, Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, UT for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Robert S. Saunders and Jeffrey Geier, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Wilmington, DE and New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D68858

    Plaintiffs failed to satisfy the heightened pleading standard with respect to their fraud and securities claims, and they did not allege a fiduciary relationship in connection with the negligent representation claim.

  • McElrath v. Kalanick

    Publication Date: 2020-01-29
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Seitz
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael J. Barry, John C. Kairis and Kimberly A. Evans, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey Reeves, Atlanta, GA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Susan W. Waesco and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Susan S. Muck, Kevin P. Muck and Marie C. Bafus, Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendants Camp, Graves, Huffington, Al-Rumayyan, Gurley and Bonderman. Donald J. Wolfe, Jr., T. Brad Davey, J. Matthew Belger and Jacob R. Kirkham of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Joseph G. Petrosinelli and Kenneth J. Brown, Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC for defendant Kalanick. A. Thompson Bayliss and Michael A. Barlow, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Mark Gimbel, C. William Phillips and Bryant Pulsipher, Covington & Burling, LLP, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA for nominal defendant Uber Tech., Inc.

    Case Number: D68860

    The majority of a corporation's board of directors was disinterested in a transaction, so the court properly dismissed this matter due to the stockholder's failure to make a demand on the board prior to filing this litigation.

  • The American Lawyer | News

    Deal Watch: BlackRock's Decree, Visa's Big Buy, MGM's Vegas Sell-Off

    January 17, 2020

    What does BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's environmental pledge mean for other investment firms—and their lawyers?

  • LVI Group Inv., LLC v. NCM Group Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-01-15
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rudolf Koch, Matthew W. Murphy and Matthew D. Perri, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Steven C. Flors-heim, Greg Shinall, Daniel A. Shmikler, Michael G. Dickler and Trevor K. Scheetz, Sperling & Slater, P.C. , Chicago, IL for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Richard D. Heins and Philip Trainer, Jr., Ashby & Geddes, Wilmington, DE; Stephen Novack, Donald A. Tarkington, Andrew D. Campbell, Elizabeth C. Wolicki and Yvette V. Mishev, Novack and Macey LLP, Chicago, IL for defendants NCM Group, Ev-ergreen Pacific Partners entities, Brillon, Nibarger and Bernardez. Peter B. Ladig, Bayard P.A., Wilmington, DE for NCM Group as to claims against counter-defendants. John A. Sensing, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; John J. Quinn, Law Office of John J. Quinn; Dylan P. Kletter and Kelsey D. Bond, Brown Rudnick LLP, Hartford, CT for defendant Khara. Thomas A. Uebler and Kerry M. Porter, McCollum D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, Wilmington, DE; Jeffrey H. Bergman, Mandell Menkes LLC, Chicago, IL for counter-defendants.

    Case Number: D68841

    The court granted some of the parties' summary judgment motions in this fraud matter, but denied others due to disputed is-sues of fact.