• Athene Life & Annuity Co. v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin S. Lessner, Richard J. Thomas, and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James P. Gillespie and Dustin Hillsley, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Adam T. Humann, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff Athene. Brian C. Ralston, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs American Investors and Indianapolis Life.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant American Life. Joel Friedlander and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A, Wilmington, DE; John L. Jacobus, J. Walker Johnson, Catherine D. Cockerham, and William Carson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey B. Korn and Stuart R. Lombardi, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC; Joseph G. Davis, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants ZC Resource Investment Trust and ZC Resource LLC.

    Case Number: D68999

    Breach of contract and tortious interference claims arising from alleged rights to surrender or reallocation value from corporate-owned life insurance policies were dismissed as unripe where the policyholder had made no effort to surrender or reallocate.

  • In re: AmTrust Fin. Serv., Inc. Stockholder Litig.

    Publication Date: 2020-03-11
    Practice Area: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Court of Chancery
    Judge: Chancellor Bouchard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Weinberger, Thomas Curry and Mark D. Richardson, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Wilmington, DE; Jay W. Eisenhofer, Mi-chael J. Barry and Kyle J. McGee, Grand & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, DE; Marcus E. Montejo, Stephen D. Dargitz and John G. Day, Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Carl L. Stine, Adam J. Blander and Antoinette Adesanya, Wolf Popper LLP, New York, NY; Jeremy Friedman, Spencer Oster and David Tejtel, Friedman Oster & Tejtel, PLLC, New York, NY; Eric L. Zagar, Robin Winchester, Michael C. Wagner and Christopher M. Windover, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Radnor, PA; David Wales and Edward Timlin, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY; Joseph E. White, III, Adam D. Warden, Steven B. Singer and Joshua Saltzman, Saxena White P.A., Boca Raton, FL and White Plains, NY for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Edward B. Micheletti and Bonnie W. David, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flow LLP, Wilmington, DE for Stone Point, Trident and Parallel Fund defendants. Gregory P. Williams, Blake Rohrbacher, Daniel E. Kaprow and Ryan D. Konstanzer, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Tariq Mundiya and Sameer Advani, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants DeCarlo, Fisch, Gulkowitz and Rivera. Daniel A. Mason, Andrew G. Gordon and William A. Clareman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Wilmington, DE and New York, NY for Zyskind, Karfunkel and Ev-ergreen defendants.

    Case Number: D68906

    Plaintiffs alleged sufficient facts to support a reasonable inference that certain defendants participated in a breach of fiduciary duty, so the entire fairness standard applied. The court dismissed the remainder of plaintiffs' claims.

  • BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust v. Saba Capital Master Fund

    Publication Date: 2020-01-29
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Valihura
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William M. Lafferty, D. McKinley Measley, and Thomas P. Will, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE; Tariq Mundiya, Sameer Advani, Alexander L. Cheney, and Brittany M. Wagonheim, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for appellants.
    for defendant: Carmella P. Keener, Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Wilmington, DE; Carol S. Shahmoon and Gregory E. Keller, Shahmoon Keller PLLC, New York, NY for appellee.

    Case Number: D68855

    Stockholder presenting dissident slate of board nominees was not entitled to injunctive relief where, although trusts' requests for additional information was overbroad, the stockholder's failure to timely respond as required by the bylaws precluded its entitlement to relief.

  • New York Law Journal

    Willkie Partner, Other Lawyers Land SEC Appointments

    May 16, 2017

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has staffed up with five Big Law alumni, including a rainmaker at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New

  • New York Law Journal

    Willkie Partner, Other Lawyers Land SEC Appointments

    May 16, 2017

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has staffed up with five Big Law alumni, including a rainmaker at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.