Delaware Supreme Court Decisions 2020

Matter of a Member of the Bar: Donald C. Vavala,III
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 57, 2020
Folks v. State
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 414, 2019
Ortiz v. State
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 458, 2019
Terro-Edmon v. Edmon
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 134, 2019
DNREC v. McGinnis Auto & Mobile Home Salvage, LLC  
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 139, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: McGinnis Auto & Mobile Home Salvage, LLC salvaged discarded and dilapidated mobile homes on its property in Kent County, Delaware. According to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), a lar...

Kossman v. State
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 411, 2019
Franklin v. State
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 464, 2019
Pernot v. State
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 465, 2019
Basher v. State
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 47, 2019
Backus v. State
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 462, 2019
Stephenson v. State
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 199, 2019
Pierre v. State
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 254, 2019
Morgan v. Joseph
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 303, 2019
Backus v. State
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 462, 2019
Pernot v. State
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 465, 2019
ISN Software Corporation v. Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.  
Date: February 17, 2020
Docket Number: 110, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: For tax reasons ISN Software Corporation wanted to convert from a C corporation to an S corporation. But four of its eight stockholders, representing about 25 percent of the outstanding stock, could not qualify as S Corp...

Tailor v. DSCYF
Date: February 17, 2020
Docket Number: 276, 2019
Gladden v. State
Date: February 17, 2020
Docket Number: 437, 2019
Taylor v. DSCYF
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 276, 2019
Peters v. DSCYF
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 342, 2019
Kossman v. State
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 411, 2019
Piper v. State
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 11, 2020
Bussey v. State
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 324, 2019
City Club Apartments, LLC v. Phillips, Goldman, McLaughlin & Hall, P.A.
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 358, 3029
Fletcher v. State
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 410, 2019
Brown v. State
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 455, 2019
Miller v. State
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 360, 2019
Kupidlowski v. State
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 383, 2019
McGrellis v. Bromwell
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 147, 2019
Clark v. State
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 309, 2019
Kibler v. Phelps, et al.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 363, 2019
Tolliver v. Artisans' Bank
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 364, 2019
Saavedra v. Delaware  
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 165, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Elder Saavedra was convicted by jury of the first-degree murder of Lester Mateo and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. The court sentenced Saavedra to life in prison for the murder convictio...

USAA Casualty Ins. Co. v. Carr  
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 273, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: USAA Casualty Insurance Company (“USAA”) sought a declaratory judgment that it was not obligated to defend, indemnify, or provide insurance coverage for claims made in two lawsuits against Trinity Carr, the daughter of a...

Walters v. DSCYF
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 244, 2019
Triumph Mortgage Corp. v. Mergenthaler
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 621, 2018
Germaninvestments AG v. Allomet Corporation  
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 291, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Germaninvestments Aktiengesellschaft (AG) (“Germaninvestments”) was a Swiss holding company formed to manage assets for the Herrling family. Defendant Allomet Corporation (“Allomet”) was a Delaware co...

Knightek, LLC v. Jive Communications, Inc.  
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 570, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: When Erik Knight sold KnighTek, LLC to Jive Communications, Inc., Jive allegedly agreed to pay Knight $100,000 upfront and a revenue-based payment stream capped at $4.6 million. The continuing payments would convert to a...

Wright v. State
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 307, 2019
Kent v. State
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 311, 2019
Frisby v. National Storage Affiliates, et al.
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 554, 2019
Stercula v. State
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 203, 2019
Hudson v. State
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 382, 2018
Williams v. State
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 97, 2019
Rochester v. State
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 298, 2019
Wilson v. State
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 336, 2019
Hudson v. State
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 382, 2018
Penn v. State
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 247, 2019
Nordin v. Oakley
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 361, 2019
McNeil v. State
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 466, 2019
Hammons v. State
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 536, 2019
James v. A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Inc.
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 563, 2019
Matter of Franklin
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 486, 2019
Clark v. Delaware  
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 114, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Clark and two associates, Rayshaun Johnson and Christopher Harris, were indicted for first degree murder , conspiracy in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession...

Kelil v. Kalil, et al.
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 241, 2019
Dawson v. Dawson and Ward
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 63, 2019
McElrath v. Kalanick, et al.  
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 181, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Uber Technologies, Inc. acquired Ottomotto LLC to gain more traction in the autonomous vehicle space, hiring key employees from Google's autonomous vehicle program. Though steps were taken to ensure the former G...

BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust, et al. v. Saba Capital Master Fund, Ltd.  
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 297, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Delaware Supreme Court’s review centered on whether, under their respective bylaws, two closed-end investment funds, BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust (“BTZ”) and BlackRock Ne...

Cox v. State
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 495, 2019
AG Oncon, LLC, et al. v. Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 300, 2019
Pernot v. State
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 377, 2019
Combs v. Wynn
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 433, 2019
Mutter v. State
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 283, 2019
Anderson v. State of Delaware
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 367, 2019
Delaware Bd. of Med. Licensure & Discipline v. Grossinger  
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 53, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (the “Board”) reprimanded Dr. Bruce Grossinger, for violating various regulations governing the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain. Specifically,...

Hall v. State
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 366, 2019
Shelley v. State
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 379, 2019
Anderson v. State
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 386, 2019
Rippel v. State
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 397, 2019
Jones v. State
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 429, 2018
Bordley v. State
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 564, 2018
Drummond v. State
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 477, 2019
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