• In re WeWork Litig.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-06
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William B. Chandler III, Brad D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, Lindsay Kwoka Faccenda, Leah E. Brenner, Jeremy W. Gagas, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Michael S. Sommer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., New York, NY; David J. Berger, Steven M. Guggenheim, Dylan G. Savage of Wil-son Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. , Palo Alto for plaintiff We Company; William M. Lafferty, Kevin M. Coen, Sabrina M. Hendershot, Sara Toscano, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric Seiler, Philippe Adler, Mala Ahuja Harker, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, New York, NY; William Christopher Carmody, Shawn J. Rabin, Arun Subramanian, Susman Godfrey L.L.P., New York, NY for plain-tiffs Neumann and We Holdings LLC.
    for defendant: Robert S. Saunders, Sarah R. Martin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE; George A. Zimmerman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY for The We Co. Elena C. Norman, Rolin P. Bissell, Nicholas J. Rohrer, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Erik J. Olson, of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, CA; James Bennett, Jordan Eth, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Fran-ciso, CA for defendant SoftBank Group Corp. Michael A. Barlow, E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Baylis LLP, Wilmington, DE; John B. Quinn, Molly Stephens of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant SoftBank Vision Fund.

    Case Number: D69249

    A temporary committee created by a company's board of directors did not have authority to terminate a lawsuit that was filed by an earlier special committee.

  • In re WeWork Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, Kevin M. Coen, Sabrina M. Hendershot, Sara Toscano, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric Seiler, Philippe Adler, Mala Ahuja Harker, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, New York, NY; William Christopher Carmody, Shawn J. Rabin, Arun Subramanian, Susman Godfrey L.L.P., New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William B. Chandler, III, Brad D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, Lindsay Kwoka Faccenda, Leah E. Brenner, Jeremy W. Gagas, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; David J. Berger, Steven M. Gugen-heim, Dylan G. Savage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Palo Alto, CA; Michael S. Sommer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., New York, NY for the special committee of the board of directors of The We Co. Robert S. Saunders, Sarah R. Martin, Arthur R. Bookout, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE; George A. Zimmerman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY for The We Co. Elena C. Norman, Rolin P. Bissell, Nicholas J. Rohrer, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Erik J. Olson, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, CA; James Bennett, Jordan Eth, Morri-son & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA for defendant SoftBank Group Corp. Michael A. Barlow, E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; John B. Quinn, Molly Stephens, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendant SoftBank Vision Fund.

    Case Number: D69193

    Plaintiff stated a claim against defendants for breach of contract, but his breach of fiduciary duty claim was duplicative of the contract claim.

  • Searchlight CST, L.P. v. MediaMath Holdings, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Advertising | Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Glasscock
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric D. Schwartz, Thomas W. Briggs, Jr., Thomas P. Will, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric D. Winston, Kristen Bird, Bennett Murphy, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Los Angeles, CA for plaintiff.
    for defendant: Richard I.G. Jones, Jr., Michael W. McDermott, David B. Anthony, Peter C. McGivney, Berger Harris LLP, Wilmington, DE; David H. Wollmuth, R. Scott Thompson, Brad J. Axelrod, Joshua M. Slocum, John R. Hein, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY for defendant.

    Case Number: D69156

    Under the unambiguous terms of the parties' agreement, defendant did not need plaintiff's consent to enter into a new loan transaction.

  • Otto Candies LLC v. KPMG, LLP

    Publication Date: 2020-09-09
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Accounting
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Zurn
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Ross, Ross, Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Terry L. Wit, Juan P. Morillo, Derek L. Shaffer, Lauren H. Dickie, and David H. Needham, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Kevin R. Shannon, Matthew F. Davis, and Christopher N. Kelly, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Gregory G. Ballard and Jose F. Sanchez, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY; Todd Schiltz, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert A. Scher and Jonathan H. Friedman, Foley & Lardner LLP, New York, NY; Timothy Jay Houseal, Jennifer M. Kinkus, William E. Gamgort, Young Conaway Stargatt & T aylor LLP, Wilmington, DE; Ana C. Reyes, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington, DC for defendants.

    Case Number: D69113

    Negligence action under vicarious liability failed where plaintiffs failed to establish existence of agency or joint venture relationship between defendant and alleged tortfeasor due to the lack of written agreement as required by applicable Mexico law or existence of required elements under applicable Delaware or New York law to find agency or joint venture relationship.

  • In re WeWork Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-02
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William B. Chandler III, Brad D. Sorrels, Lori W. Will, Lindsay Kwoka Faccenda, Leah E. Brenner, and Jeremy W. Gagas, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Wilmington, DE; Michael S. Sommer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., New York, NY; David J. Berger, Steven M. Guggenheim, and Dylan G. Savage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Palo Alto, CA; William M. Lafferty, Kevin M. Coen, Sabrina M. Hendershot, and Sara Toscano, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Eric Seiler, Philippe Adler, and Mala Ahuja Harker, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, New York, NY; William Christopher Carmody, Shawn J. Rabin, and Arun Subramanian, Susman Godfrey L.L.P., New York, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Robert S. Saunders and Sarah R. Martin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Wilmington, DE; George A. Zimmerman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY; Elena C. Norman, Rolin P. Bissell, and Nicholas J. Rohrer, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Erik J. Olson, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, CA; James Bennett and Jordan Eth, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA; Michael A. Barlow and E. Wade Houston, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; John B. Quinn and Molly Stephens, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendants.

    Case Number: D69102

    Corporation could not bar specific directors from privileged information provided to the corporation as the director's management authority rendered it a joint client of the corporation and its board.

  • 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: Dell Tech. Inc. Class V Stockholders Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-24
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Laster
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Derrick Farrell, Mark Richardson, Thomas Curry and Dominic Minerva, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE and New York, NY; David M. Cooper, Silpa Maruri, Dominic Pody and James Meehan, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY; Peter B. Andrews, Craig J. Springer and David Sborz, Andrews & Springer LLC, Wilmington, DE; Chad Johnson and Noam Mandel, Robins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, New York, NY; Jeremy S. Friedman and David F.E. Tejtel. Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Bedford Hills, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Gregory P. Williams, John D. Hendershot and Susan M. Hannigan, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; John L Latham, Cara M. Peterman and Gidon M. Caine, Charles W. Cox, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA, Palo Alto, CA and Los Angeles, CA for defendants Dell, Durban, Patterson and Kullman. Martin S. Lessner, Elena C. Norman, James M. Yoch, Jr. and Lauren Dunkle Fortunato, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James G. Kreissman, Stephen P. Blake and David Elbaum, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY for defendant Silver Lake Group LLC. Kevin G. Abrams, Michael A. Barlow and April M. Kirby, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michele D. Johnson, Kristin N. Murphy and Ryan A. Walsh, Latham & Watkins LLP, Costa Mesa, CA for defendants Green and Dorman.

    Case Number: D69027

    Plaintiffs alleged sufficient facts to trigger the entire fairness standard of review, so the court denied defen-dants' motion to dismiss.

  • 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.

  • In re LendingClub Corp. Derivative Litig.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor McCormick
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Seth D. Rigrodsky, Brian D. Long and Gina M. Serra, Rigrodsky &7 Long, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Robert I. Harwood and Matthew M. Houston, Harwood Feffer LLP, New York, NY; Brett D. Stecker and James M. Ficaro, The Weiser Law Firm, P.C., Berwyn, PA for lead plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Raymond J. Dicamillo and Eliezer Y. Feinstein, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Adam S. Paris, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Los Angeles, CA for defendants Morris, Ciporin, Crowe, Meeker, Sanborn, Summers and Williams. Raymond J. DiCamillo, Eliezer Y. Feinstein, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Jonathan D. Polkes, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY for defendant Mack. Myron T. Steele, T. Brad Davey and Callan R. Jackson, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE; Robert J. Liubicic, Scott A. Edelman, Adam Fee and Andrew Lichtenberg, Milbank LLP, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY for defendant Laplanche. Jody C. Barillare, Charlene S. Shimada, Susan D. Resley, Lucy Wang and Marc J. Sonnenfeld, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Wilmington, DE, San Francisco, CA and Philadelphia, PA for defend-ant Dolan. William M. Lafferty, Susan W. Waesco and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wil-mington, DE; Diane M. Doolittle, David M. Grable, Jospeh C. Sarles, Jordan E. Alexander and John Potter, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Redwood Shores, CA, Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA for nominal defendant LendingClub Corp.

    Case Number: D68771

    Stockholders in this derivative suit failed to establish that a majority of the demand board faced a substantial likelihood of personal liability.

  • PPL Corp. v. Riverstone Holdings LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-11-06
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Energy | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Vice Chancellor Slights
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul J. Lockwood, Robert A. Weber, Nicole A. DiSalvo, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Wilmington, DE; George A. Zimmerman, Jonathan Frank, Tansy Woan, Andrew N. Goldman and Charles C. Platt, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, NY for PPL plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Thomas G. Macauley, Macauley LLC, Wilmington, DE; Joshua L. Siefert of Joshua L. Siefert PLLC, New York, NY for plaintiff Farr. Rolin P. Bissell and James M. Yoch, Jr., Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; Michael C. Holmes, Melissa L. James and Devin L. Kerns, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, TX for Riverstone, Raven Power, C/R Energy and Sapphire Power defendants. David E. Ross and R. Garrett Rice, Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP, Wilmington, DE; Karl Stern and Kate K. Shih, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY; Andrew J. Rossman, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York NY; Adam B. Wolfson of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA for Talen defendants.

    Case Number: D68763

    The court denied defendant's motion to dismiss or stay this action, because the agreement at issue contained a Delaware fo-rum selection clause.