Delaware Court of Chancery Decisions 2011

James J. Gory Mechanical Contracting, Inc. v. BPG Residential Partners V, LLC, et al.  
Date: December 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6999-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued for breach of contract on a construction contract with defendant, for which plaintiff purportedly had fully performed. At issue was whether a Payment Memo constituted a valid contract and thus superseded a...

IMO Estate of Robert Lewis Stevens, Sr.
Date: December 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4571-VCG
W.L. Gore & Assoc., Inc. v. Darrell Long and BHA Group, Inc. (d/b/a GE Energy)  
Date: December 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4387-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter was before the court on plaintiff's motion to disregard the testimony of defendant on certain subjects. When called as an adverse witness during plaintiff's case-in-chief, defendant invoked his constitutional...

Makitka, Jr., et al. v. New Castle County Council, et al.  
Date: December 23, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6653-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a challenge to the New Castle County Council's approval of the record plan for a housing development. The development was the joint effort of two record owners of individual parcels: the limited liabil...

Knutkowski v. Cross  
Date: December 22, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4899-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, individually and as personal representative of the estate of George D. Knutkowski, asserted claims against defendant, the decedent's widow, for, among other things, failing to repay two loans that decedent mad...

Naughty Monkey LLC v. MarineMax Northeast LLC
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5095-VCN
Sherwood, et al. v. Ngon, et al.  
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: CA 7106-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs moved for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to enjoin ChinaCast from holding its annual shareholder meeting. Plaintiffs claimed, among other things, that the board breached its fiduciary duty of disclosure w...

In re Southern Peru Copper Corp. Shareholder Derivative Litigation  
Date: December 20, 2011
Docket Number: CA 961

Justia Opinion Summary: This derivative suit was brought against the Grupo Mexico subsidiary that owned Minera, the Grupo Mexico-affiliated directors of Southern Peru, and the members of the Special Committee, alleging that the Merger at issue...

PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.  
Date: December 16, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2627-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: On October 4th, SIGA moved for reargument to the remedy ordered in a September 22 Opinion. SIGA contended that the court misapplied the law and misunderstood material facts in awarding PharmAthene an equitable lien on a...

Encite LLC v. Rob Soni, et al.
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2476-VCG
Hermelin v. K-V Pharmaceuticals Co.
Date: December 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6936-VCG
In re Compellent Technologies, Inc. Shareholder Litigation  
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6084-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction against the acquisition of Compellant by Dell. The parties settled after significant discovery but before merits briefing or a hearing. The settlement consideration consisted of...

Clean Harbors, Inc. v. Safety-Kleen, Inc.  
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6117-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action involved a challenge to a decision by the board of directors of a company to call certain of its outstanding shares. The purchasers of those shares claimed that the company called the shares at a below market...

In re Mortgage between Pamela S. Pantalone, as Borrower, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Lender  
Date: December 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6796-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an attorney, brought this action pro se seeking reformation of a mortgage. Petitioner was not a party to the mortgage or the loan it secured; he had no interest in the underlying party; sued on his own name a...

RBC Capital Markets, LLC v. Education Loan Trust IV, et al.  
Date: December 6, 2011
Docket Number: 6297-CS

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a suit by a holder of auction rate notes issued under an Indenture of Trust and certain "Supplemental Indentures" thereto, against the issuer of the notes, and the trust. Plaintiff claimed that the iss...

The Ravenswood Investment Company, L.P. v. Winmill
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3730-VCN
Visbal Salgado v. Mobile Services International, LLC
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5268-VCN
Gladney v. City of Wilmington  
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5717-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action involved a challenge to the termination of plaintiff's employment with the city. Plaintiff sought a declaratory judgment, permanent injunctive relief, and compensatory damages, claiming that the city wrongful...

Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co. v. Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.  
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6276-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Gibraltar brought this action against Boston Private for specific performance of Boston Private's obligations under the tax allocation provision of the stock purchase agreement between the parties. Both parties moved for...

Central Laborers Pension Fund v. News Corporation
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6287-VCN
Stone v. Stant
Date: November 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 890-VCN
Encite, LLC v. Soni, et al.  
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2476-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a claim for breach of the fiduciary duty of loyalty that stemmed from a dispute regarding assets of IFCT, a now defunct tech startup company founded by Stephen Marsh to develop potentially revolutionar...

In re Food Ingredients International, Inc.
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4422-VCP
Invenergy Solar Dev. LLC v. Gonergy Caribbean Sarl, et al.  
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5455-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action involved a challenge to the decision by a purchaser to terminate a share purchase agreement and related consulting services agreement based on the purchaser's contention that certain conditions precedent to c...

In re: Weaver Holding Company
Date: November 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6199-VCG
Hermelin v. KV Pharm. Co.
Date: November 23, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6936-VCG
Klig v. Deloitte LLP, et al.  
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4993-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was terminated as a partner of Deloitte LLP and Deloitte Tax LLP after he pled guilty to a criminal charge relating to allegedly stalking and harassing an ex-lover. Plaintiff claimed that Deloitte management wr...

Seven Investments, LLC, et al. v. AD Capital, LLC, et al.  
Date: November 22, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6449-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff asserted wide-ranging claims against defendant and its managing member after plaintiff and defendant agreed to combine their investment management operations into a single firm. After coming to believe that def...

ClubCorp, Inc. v. Pinehurst, LLC and Putterboy Ltd.  
Date: November 15, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5120-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned a contractual dispute among the parties to an indemnification agreement incident to a merger. Plaintiffs asserted claims for indemnification and defendants disputed whether the Indemnification Agreeme...

Robert Y. Garrett IV and Diana B. Garrett v. Zon Capital Partners, LP
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5607-CS
Winshall v. Viacom Int'l, Inc., et al.  
Date: November 10, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6074-CS

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a dispute over earn-out payments related to a merger between Viacom and Harmonix where plaintiff was one of the selling stockholders of Harmonix. Plaintiff sued on behalf of the selling stockholders, a...

IMO Krafft-Murphy Co., Inc.  
Date: November 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6049-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter came before the court on the basis of two competing motions related to a petition for the appointment of a receiver under 8 Del. C. 279 for Kraft-Murphy Company, Inc., a defunct Delaware corporation that had...

TA Instruments-Waters, LLC v. University of Connecticut  
Date: November 8, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6985-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff moved for an expedited hearing on an application for a preliminary injunction that would block the University of Connecticut from proceeding any further with a request for proposal. Plaintiff contended that the...

Coughlan v. NXP B.V.  
Date: November 4, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5110-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved the interpretation of two provisions in a merger agreement between defendant corporation and a company whose former stockholders were represented by plaintiff. The two provisions at issue dealt with co...

Osbourne v. City of Wilmington  
Date: October 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3347-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved the adoption and implementation of a redevelopment plan in South Wilmington known as the South Walnut Street Urban Renewal Plan (SWURP). Plaintiffs, property owners in the SWURP area, sought a permanen...

Dubroff v. Wren Holdings, LLC and Fuchs v. Wren Holdings, LLC
Date: October 28, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 3940-VCN, CA 6170-VCN
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company v. Pinkas
Date: October 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5724-VCN
Krieger v. Wesco Financial Corp., et al.  
Date: October 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6176-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff contended that holders of common stock of Wesco were entitled to appraisal rights under Section 262 of the General Corporation Law, 8 Del. 262, in connection with a forward triangular merger among Wesco, its pa...

In re Southern Peru Copper Corporation Shareholder Derivative
Date: October 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 961-CS
Brown v. Wiltbank, et al.  
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2170-MA

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter involved a dispute over the disposition of a certain parcel of real estate that was the residence of Arlington J. Wiltbank, who died on December 5, 2002 and was survived by three children, including Claudia W...

In re Alloy, Inc. Shareholder Litigation  
Date: October 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5626-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was a class action brought on behalf of the former shareholders of Alloy, challenging a going-private transaction (Merger) that cashed out the company's public shareholders for allegedly inadequate consideratio...

In re: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Shareholder Litigation  
Date: October 12, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5215-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter was before the court on a motion to dismiss, pursuant to Court of Chancery Rule 23.1, for failure to make a pre-suit demand upon the board, and Court of Chancery Rule 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim. At...

Gaines v. Narachi, et al.
Date: October 6, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6784-VCN
In the Matter of The Rehabilitation of Manhattan Re-Ins. Co.  
Date: October 4, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2844-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action came before the court following the insolvency and proposed rehabilitation of a Delaware insurance company. At issue was whether the arbitration clause in the reinsurance agreements between the insolvent insu...

Vincent v. Baize
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3432-VCN
New Jersey Carpenters Pension Fund v. InfoGroup, Inc., et al.  
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5334-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former shareholder of infoGroup, Inc., brought its Second Amended Class Action complaint asserting, on behalf of themselves and their fellow former shareholders, that the merger of infoGroup into a subsidiar...

Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy Co., Inc., et al.  
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5526-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, individually and as trustee of the Peter R. Brinckerhoff Revocable Trust, was the holder of limited partnership units (LP units) of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership). Plaintiff, both derivativel...

Gaines v. Narachi, et al.
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6784-VCN
In re OPENLANE, Inc. Shareholders Litigation  
Date: September 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6849-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose out of the proposed open merger of OPENLANE with Riley, wholly-owned subsidiary of ADESA which in turn, was a wholly-owned subsidiary of KAR (KAR and, together with Riley and ADESA, collectively, the "P...

Gerber v. EPE Holdings, LLC
Date: September 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3543-VCN
Merrill Lynch Trust Company, FSB v. Campbell
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 1803-VCN
Bessemer Trust Co. of DE, N.A. v. Wilson  
Date: September 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6148-MA

Justia Opinion Summary: Decedent's parents brought a wrongful death action against the nominal defendant after the nominal defendant allegedly ran through a stop sign which resulted in decedent's death. As part of that dispute, decedent's paren...

Johnston, et al. v. Pedersen, et al.  
Date: September 23, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6567-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action brought pursuant to 8 Del. C. 225, plaintiffs sought a determination that certain written consents validly removed defendant directors and replaced them with a new slate. Defendant directors contended that...

PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.  
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2627-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose out of a dispute between two companies involved in the development of pharmaceuticals. Plaintiff was a biodefense company engaged in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures agai...

Phillips v. Hove, et al.  
Date: September 22, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3644-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: This post-trial opinion determined the voting membership of GnB, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The parties disputed whether Firehouse Gallery, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, was a voting member of...

Sutherland v. Sutherland
Date: September 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2399-VCN
Geovesi Holdings, Ltd. v. Bisson, et al.
Date: September 19, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6780-VCL
ASDC Holdings, et al. v. The Richard J. Malouf 2008 All Smiles Trust, et al.  
Date: September 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6562-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose from a transaction involving the sale of equity in a Texas-based dental practice management company to a Chicago-based private equity firm. At issue was whether the purchasers' ability to raise the foru...

Korn v. State of Delaware Auditor of Accounts R. Thomas Wagner, Jr.  
Date: September 7, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6149-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Delaware taxpayer, asserted claims against defendant, the State of Delaware Auditor of Accounts, for claims related to defendant's alleged noncompliance with 29 Del. C. 2906(f), which stated, in part, that t...

Showell v. William H. Pusey, Richard H. Hatter and Robert M. Hoyt & Co., LLC  
Date: September 1, 2011
Docket Number: CA #3970-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter involved the interpretation of a limited liability company operating agreement. Petitioner (Showell) was a member of an accounting firm (Hoyt) and respondents (Pusey and Hatter) were the remaining members of...

Naughty Monkey LLC v. MarineMax Northeast LLC
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5095-VCN
DFG Wine Company, LLC v. Eight Estates Wine Holdings, LLC
Date: August 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6110-VCN
In re Novell, Inc. Shareholder Litigation
Date: August 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6032-VCN
Moore v. Davis, et al.  
Date: August 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #4377-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter came before the court on a Petition for Partition of a five acre parcel of land. The property had been sold by a Trustee, the Trustee's Return had been accepted, and the proceeds of the sale had been placed i...

In the Matter of Beulah Williams, a Disabled Person
Date: August 25, 2011
Docket Number: CM 04193-N-VCL
Judy v. Preferred Communication Systems, Inc., et al.
Date: August 19, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4662-VCL
Smart Home, Inc. v. Selway, et al.  
Date: August 15, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6778-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff alleged that defendant had a personal bank account at Fulton Financial Corporation (Fulton), of which his wife could be a joint holder. Plaintiff sought a temporary restraining order enjoining both defendant an...

Solow v. Aspect Resources, LLC, et al.  
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: CA #20397-CS

Justia Opinion Summary: This action was dismissed under Rule 41(c) in a March 9, 2011 order. Plaintiff subsequently moved to vacate the court's dismissal under Rule 60(b)(6) on the ground that he did not receive the requisite notice under Rule...

BAE Sys. Info. and Elec. Sys. Integration Inc. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.  
Date: August 10, 2011
Docket Number: CA #3099-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a motion seeking approval of its appointment of James Gallagher as its "Designated Consultant" pursuant to the Stipulation and Order for the Production and Exchange of Proprietary Information entered by t...

Achaian, Inc. v. Leemon Family LLC, et al.  
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6261-CS

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a dispute between Omniglow, LLC's three members (Leemon, Holland, and Achaian). At issue was whether one member of a Delaware limited liability company could assign its entire membership interest,...

K&K Screw Products, LLC v. Emerick Capital Investments, Inc.
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5633-VCP
Paige Capital Mgmt., LLC, et al. v. Lerner Master Fund, LLC et al.  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5502-CS

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a dispute between a hedge fund manager and the hedge fund's seed investor. The central issue was contractual and involved whether the hedge fund manager could use the Gate Provision in the Partners...

Sagarra Inversiones, S.L. v. Cementos Portland Valderrivas, S.A., et al.  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6179-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose out of the sale of Giant Cement Holding, Inc. (Giant) by defendant Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) to defendant Corporacion Uniland S.A. Sagarra Inversiones, S.L. (Sagarra) challenged the transactio...

In the matter of: Jean I. Willey Trust  
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5935-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an action for approval of accounting and termination of a testamentary trust. Jean I. Willey, the testator, had four sons: Todd, Mark, Scott, and Dale. Todd, filed a motion seeking approval of the trust accounti...

The Bank of New York Mellon v. Commerzbank Capital Funding Trust II, et al.  
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5580-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose when Commerzbank agreed to acquire Dresdner Bank in September 2008. As part of the deal, Commerzbank also acquired Dresdner Bank's trust preferred structures, and holders of Dresdner's trust preferred sec...

In re Ness Technologies, Inc. Shareholders Litigation  
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6569-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, shareholders of Ness Technologies, Inc. (Ness), moved to expedite proceedings in this putative class action, which they filed to enjoin a proposed transaction through which Ness's largest shareholder, Citi Ve...

Roseton Ol, LLC, et al. v. Dynegy Holdings Inc.  
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6689-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of a sale-leaseback transaction that occurred in 2001. On July 10, 2011, the seller-lessees' parent company announced plans for a proposed transaction whereby it would seek a new credit facility and u...

Preferred Sands of Genoa, LLC v. Outotec (USA) Inc.  
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6011-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant moved to dismiss this action under Court of Chancery Rule 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(3). Plaintiff sought a declaratory judgment regarding the validity of, and specific performance of, a putative settlement agreement,...

In the Matter of Trust for Grandchildren of Wilbert L. and Genevieve W. Gore  
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #1165-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a dispute regarding the distribution formula of an irrevocable trust that Wilbert L. and Genevieve W. Gore set up for the benefit of their grandchildren (Pokeberry Trust). The court held that the O...

Conaway v. Hawkins, et al.  
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #1942-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from an adverse possession property dispute in Sussex County, Delaware. The court found that petitioners were, by at least 1980, aware of (and, therefore, on notice of) the claims of William Wiggins to...

Chartis Specialty Ins. Co. v. LaSalle Bank, et al.  
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6103-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose from a final arbitration award made in favor of defendant where plaintiff sought to vacate the award. At issue was whether the Arbitration Award should be filed under seal. Also at issue was whether the...

Puig v. Seminole Night Club, LLC, et al.
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5495-VCN
Frank v. Elgamal  
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6120-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought this lawsuit to challenge the approximately $42.5 million acquisition of American Surgical Holdings, Inc. (American Surgical) by AH Holdings, Inc. Now before the court was plaintiff's interim applicatio...

Fuhlendorf v. Isilon Systems, Inc.  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5772-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose when plaintiff entered into an agreement with defendant under which he was entitled to advancement of expenses incurred in defending several actions arising out of his employment with defendant (Indemnifi...

Service Corporation of Westover Hills v. Guzzetta, et al.  
Date: July 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA #2922-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute arose from a preliminary injunction preventing defendants from demolishing a house on property they purchased in the Westover Hills Section C housing development and converting it to a grassy play area for t...

The Irrevocable Asset Protection Trust of Henry C. Rohlf  
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: CA #4464-VCG

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter involved a supposed "asset protection trust" (Henry's trust) settled by and for the benefit of respondent where petitioner, BNY Mellon Trust of Delaware (BNY), held a demand note representing a several hundre...

Petroplast Petrofisa Plasticos S.A. v. Ameron Int'l Corp.  
Date: July 1, 2011
Docket Number: CA #4304-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose from a technology-sharing relationship between plaintiffs and defendant where plaintiffs brought suit against defendant in January 2009 for, among other things, breach of contract based on defendant's a...

BAE Sys. Info. and Electonic Sys. Integration Inc. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.  
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA #3099-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lockheed Martin Corporation d/b/a Lockheed Martin STS-Orlando (LMSTS) moved to bifurcate this action into a "Contract Interpretation Phase" and a "Damages Phase," and both LMSTS and plaintiff BAE Systems Inform...

Kinexus Representative LLC v. Advent Software, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: CA #1161-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, former shareholders and the representative and attorney-in-fact for all shareholders of Kinexus Corporation (Kinexus), commenced this action asserting claims against Advent Software, Inc. (Advent) for breach...

In the Matter of Estate of John L. Webb
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: ROW 147884- NEW STLE
In re Del Monte Foods Co. Shareholders Litigation  
Date: June 27, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6027-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose when Del Monte Foods Company announced that it had agreed to be acquired by a consortium of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Vestar Capital Partners, and Centerview Partners (collectively, Sponsors). A...

Overdrive, Inc. v. Baker & Taylor, Inc.  
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5835-CC

Justia Opinion Summary: This lawsuit stemmed from a failed venture between OverDrive, Inc. (OverDrive), a leader in the field of digital media distribution, and Baker & Taylor, Inc. (Baker & Taylor), a leading distributor of physical media, whe...

Hartsel, et al. v. The Vanguard Group, Inc., et al.  
Date: June 15, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5394-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a stockholder challenge to the decision of two funds within the Vanguard mutual fund complex to purchase shares of allegedly illegal foreign online gambling businesses that were publicly traded in over...

In Re K-Sea Transp. Partners L.P. Unitholders Litigation  
Date: June 10, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6301-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This action was before the court on a motion to expedite regarding a transaction in which a Delaware limited partnership was to be acquired for either cash or a combination of cash and the acquirer's stock. Plaintiff-uni...

Goggin v. Vermillion, Inc., et al.  
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6465-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff moved to enjoin the annual stockholders meeting of defendant, which was currently scheduled for June 6, 2011 ("2011 Meeting") and sought declaratory relief regarding the timeliness of shareholder proposals for...

In re Cencom Cable Income Partners, L.P.  
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: CA #14634-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, limited partners of Cencom Cable Income Partnership, L.P. ("Partnership"), sued defendants over the appraisal and sale of nine cable systems. In this post-trial memorandum opinion, the court addressed not onl...

The Ravenswood Investment Co., L.P. v. Winmill, et al.  
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA #3730-VCN

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a significant stockholder in a holding company managed by the individual defendants, alleged, both on behalf of a class and derivatively, breaches of fiduciary duty regarding defendants' adoption of a stock bu...

In Re Massey Energy Co.  
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5430

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, stockholders in Massey Energy Company ("Massey"), a coal mining corporation with a controversial reputation, sought a preliminary injunction against a Merger Agreement with a mining company, with a good reput...

In re Lawson Software, Inc. Shareholder Litigation
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6443-VCN
In the Matter of the Estate of John A. Erdman, Jr.
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3037-MA
In Re Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Shareholder Litigation  
Date: May 24, 2011
Docket Number: CA #6164-VCP

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter involved a stockholder challenge to a merger in which a third-party strategic aquiror had agreed to merge with the target corporation for consideration valued at $35 per share. Plaintiffs moved for a prelimin...

Estate of Esther Bellini - Annette Wallace v. Charles Bellini
Date: May 16, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3106-MA
Case Financial, Inc. v. Eric Alden
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: CA 1184-VCP
IMO: William J. Link Estate
Date: May 5, 2011
Docket Number: ROW 292-S
Paige Capital Mgmt., LLC, et al. v. Lerner Master Fund, LLC, et al.  
Date: May 5, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5502-VCS

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, the manager of a hedge fund, sent a heated letter to defendants, plaintiffs' sole outside investor, in which the manager made statements about what the manager would do if the investor did not surrender to th...

Liberty Media Corp, et al. v. The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.  
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA #5702-VCL

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, and its wholly owned subsidiary, proposed to split off as a new publicly traded company ("SplitCo") the businesses, assets, and liabilities attributed to plaintiffs' Capital Group and Starz Group (the "Capita...

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority v. Rubin, et al.
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 6323-VCN, CA 6335-VCN, CA 6339-VCN, CA 6346-VCN, CA 6361-VCN
New Orleans Employers - International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO Pension Fund v. Rubin, et al.
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 6323-VCN, CA 6335-VCN, CA 6339-VCN, CA 6346-VCN, CA 6361-VCN
New Orleans Employees' Retirement System v. Rubin, et al.
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 6323-VCN, CA 6335-VCN, CA 6339-VCN, CA 6346-VCN, CA 6361-VCN
Erie County Employees Retirement System v. Rubin, et al.
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 6323-VCN, CA 6335-VCN, CA 6339-VCN, CA 6346-VCN, CA 6361-VCN
Delaware County Employees' Retirement Fund v. Rubin, et al.
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 6323-VCN, CA 6335-VCN, CA 6339-VCN, CA 6346-VCN, CA 6361-VCN
DFG Wine Company, LLC v. Eight Estates Wine Holdings, LLC
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6110-VCN
Encite LLC v. Soni, et al.
Date: April 15, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2476-CC
Frank C. Whittington, II v. Dragon Group LLC, et al.
Date: April 15, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2291-VCP
Abington Savings Bank v. Open Solutions, Inc.
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6329-VCN
In re Answers Corporation Shareholders Litigation
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6170-VCN
In Re Answers Corporation Shareholders Litigation
Date: April 11, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6170-VCN
Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC, et al. v. Roche Diagnostics GMBH, et al.
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5589-VCP
Glickenhaus & Co. v. Lehman Brothers Real Estate Associates II, L.P.
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5978-VCN
In re Allion Healthcare Inc. S'holders Litig.
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5022-CC
Fletcher International, Ltd. v. Ion Geophysical Corporation, et al.
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5109-VCS
In re Emerson Radio Shareholder Derivative Litigation
Date: March 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3392-VCL
Branson v. Branson
Date: March 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA 681-VCN
Ernesto Espinoza v. Hewlett-Packard Company
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6000-VCP
Delaware Elevator, Inc., et al. v. Williams, et al.
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5596-VCL
Ocie Bernstein v. Carol B. Lovett
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3728-MA
S. Muoio & Co. LLC v. Hallmark Entertainment, et al.
Date: March 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4729-CC
In Re Atheros Communications, Inc.
Date: March 4, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6124-VCN
Grunstein v. Silva
Date: March 2, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3932-VCN
William A. Newsom and Khalid Horne v. Joseph R. Biden, III, et al.
Date: February 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5247
Steven M. Mizel Roth IRA v. Laurus U.S. Fund, L.P.
Date: February 25, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5566-VCN
Elaine Mickman v. American International Processing, LLC, et al.
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4368-VCP
Montgomery v. Tueros
Date: February 23, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6152-VCN
Olson v. ev3, Inc., et al.
Date: February 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5583-VCL
Sanders v. Ohmite Holding, LLC
Date: February 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5145-VCL
Naughty Monkey LLC v. MarineMax Northeast LLC
Date: February 17, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5095-VCN
Allan Wagamon, et al v. David B. Dolan, et al.
Date: February 17, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5594
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. Airgas, Inc., et al. and In re Airgas Inc. S'holder Litig.
Date: February 15, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 5249-CC, CA 5256, CA 5256-CC, CA amp
In re Del Monte Foods Company Shareholders Litigation
Date: February 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6027-VCL
Frank C. Whittington, II v. Dragon Group LLC
Date: February 11, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2291-VCP
Vianix Delaware LLC v. Nuance Communications, Inc.
Date: February 9, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3801-VCP
Lola Cars International Limited v. Krohn Racing, LLC, et al.
Date: February 8, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 4479-VCN, CA 4886-VCN
Lola Cars International Limited v. Krohn Racing, LLC, et al.
Date: February 8, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 4479-VCN, CA 4886-VCN
Techmer Accel Holdings, LLC v. Amer
Date: February 8, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4905-VCN
Snug Harbor Condominium Council v. Sullivan, Trustee
Date: February 7, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5915-CC
KFC National Council and Advertising Cooperative, Inc. v. KFC Corporation
Date: January 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5191-VCS
Grunstein, et al. v. Silva, et al.
Date: January 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3932-VCN
Reid v. Siniscalchi, et al.
Date: January 31, 2011
Docket Number: CA 2874-VCN
Chartis WarrantyGuard, Inc. v. National Electronics Warranty, LLC
Date: January 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5764-VCP
CNL-AB LLC v. Eastern Property Fund I SPE (MS REF) LLC
Date: January 28, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6137-VCP
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. v. Airgas, Inc., et al. and In re Airgas, Inc. S'holder Litig.
Date: January 24, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 5249-CC, CA 5256, CA 5256-CC, CA amp
Direct Capital Corp. v. Ultrafine Technologies, Inc., et al.
Date: January 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA 6139-CC
Reis v. Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation, et al.
Date: January 21, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3552-VCL
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. v. Airgas, Inc., et al. and In re Airgas, Inc. S'holder Litig.
Date: January 20, 2011
Docket Numbers: CA 5249-CC, CA 5256, CA 5256-CC, CA amp
Laura A. Lavi v. Wideawake Deathrow Entertainment, LLC
Date: January 18, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5779-VCS
In re John Q. Hammons Hotels Inc. S'Holder Litig.
Date: January 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 758-CC
Donegal Mutual Ins. Co., et al. v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co.
Date: January 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5049-CC
Great-West Investors LP v. Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., et al.
Date: January 14, 2011
Docket Number: CA 5508-VCN
Ashley Adams v. Calvarese Farms Maintenance Corp.
Date: January 13, 2011
Docket Number: CA 4262-VCP
Jerry C Gould, Sr v. Jay Stephen Gould
Date: January 7, 2011
Docket Number: CA 3332-VCP
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