• Ashland LLC v. The Samuel J. Heyman 1981 Continuing Trust

    Publication Date: 2020-11-25
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Viceconte, Gibbons P.C., Wilmington, DE; William S. Hatfield, Camille V. Otero, Esquire, Jennifer A. Hradil, Joshua Elias, Gibbons P.C., Newark, NJ for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: William M. Lafferty, John P. DiTomo, Thomas P. Will, Miranda N. Gilbert, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Andrew J. Rossman, Jonathan B. Oblak, Tyler G. Whitmer, Nicholas Hoy, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY for defendants.

    Case Number: D69198

    Where the parties' contract contained no language clearly demonstrating that the parties intended to allow for fee-shifting in first-party claims, plaintiff's claim for indemnification of legal fees and costs against contractual counterparty failed.

  • Ashland LLC v. The Samuel J. Heyman 1981 Continuing Trust for Lazarus S. Heyman

    Publication Date: 2018-07-04
    Practice Area: Contracts | Environmental Law | Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Davis
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Viceconte, Gibbons P.C., Wilmington, DE; Michael R. Griffinger, William S. Hatfield, and Camille V. Otero, Gibbons P.C., Newark, NJ, attorneys for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Kevin G. Abrams, John M. Seaman, and April M. Ferraro, Abrams & Bayliss LLP, Wilmington, DE; Andrew J. Rossman, Jonathan B. Oblak, and Sylvia E. Simson, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY, attorneys for defendants.

    Case Number: D68198

    Motion to dismiss fraud claims denied where supported by allegations relating back to transaction pled in original complaint.