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A software company will ask the Delaware SC to pin liability for a $65 million mistake on its lawyers

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 19, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A company that got about $65 million worth of bad advice from a law firm during a buyout of stockholders should have sued the lawyers before the share price was finalized and while the lawyers were still representing the company, a Delaware judge has ruled.

'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

Pharmacies the winners in Del. judge's ruling on State's opioid case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- Pharmaceutical companies, distributors and pharmacies who were sued by the state of Delaware over the opioid epidemic have obtained mixed results in court, as a judge there has granted parts of their motions to dismiss.

Man shot in eye by nail gun gets to proceed with lawsuit against Hitachi

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a motion by Japanese company Hitachi to dismiss a suit filed by a construction worker who was allegedly injured while operating a nail gun it manufactured.

Delaware court denies stockholder's request to inspect Tempur Sealy books and records

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Tempur Sealy stockholder, who requested to inspect the company's books and records to prove an alleged breach of contract, has suffered a loss in court.

Del. court dismisses stockholder's lawsuit against United Airlines; Case stems from agreement to reinstate Newark-Columbia route

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines stockholder who sued the company and its executives over a separation agreement for a former CEO who approved an unprofitable route has been dismissed.

Mindbody stockholder files suit over merger agreement with Vista Equity Partners affiliates

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 5, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder in a technology platform for the fitness, body and wellness service industry alleges a statement prepared regarding a merger agreement omits information.

Nutrisystem stockholer alleges registration statement for merger fails to disclose financial information

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is seeking to enjoin a proposed transaction regarding a merger between two companies.

Delaware AG: Apartment owners falsely advertised amenities not included in units

By Marian Johns | Jan 23, 2019

The Delaware Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Unit has reached a settlement with two apartment complex owners and a property management company who are accused of advertising amenities and services not included in their apartments.

Papa John wins court ruling in his lawsuit over split from company

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 23, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has ruled that Papa John International's founder and former chairman John Schnatter is entitled to inspect the company's documents in a matter relating to the company cutting ties with him.

DELAWARE SUPREME COURT: Delaware Supreme Court names Luke W. Mette as Chief Disciplinary Counsel

By Press release submission | Jan 17, 2019

Luke W. Mette has been named Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Delaware Supreme Court. Mette will now be in charge of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, an arm of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Del. court keeps lawsuit over Ception-Cephalon merger alive; Pursuit of eosinophilic esophagitis drug at issue

By Charmaine Little | Jan 10, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware on Dec. 28 granted in part and denied in part pharmaceutical companies' motions to dismiss a case over allegations of a breach of merger agreement.

Delaware court denies Fitbit's motion to dismiss insider trading suit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 31, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A handful of Fitbit stockholders’ breach of fiduciary duties case against members of the company’s board of directors survived dismissal in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware on Dec. 14.

Univar targets Delaware officials in dispute over use of Abandoned and Unclaimed Property law

By Chandra Lye | Dec 31, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Global chemical company Univar has sued Delaware’s secretary of finance and other government officials over allegations they are unfairly targeting the company using a property law.

Attorneys general coalition seeks to block seismic testing for oil, gas

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. — A coalition of attorneys general has intervened in a case before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, which is attempting to block the federal government from permitting seismic testing.

Owners of Taco Bell property in Delaware allege nearby dry cleaning business has contaminated site

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The owners of a property in Delaware where a Taco Bell restaurant is located allege that contamination from a nearby dry cleaning business has diminished the site's property value.

Delaware judge denies motion for judgment in lawsuit over Pandur, an armored fighting vehicle

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge recently denied a Washington, D.C.-based energy and security company's motion in its breach of contract litigation with a defense company, saying the motion was premature.

Delaware couple who lost chicken house in blizzard failed to prove insurance coverage was available, judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Greenwood, Delaware couple who sued their insurance company over the denial of their claim for loss of a new chicken house in a 2016 blizzard failed to prove snow and ice coverage was generally available to them, a state superior court judge recently ruled.

Injunction entered against Cabela's competitor founded by former employees

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware chancellor recently granted a Nebraska-based sporting goods retailer's request for a preliminary injunction against a group of the retailer's former managers who allegedly started their own competing company in the same town where the retailer is headquartered.

Sonic stockholder challenges proxy statement regarding proposed merger with Inspire Brands

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – An owner of Sonic Corp. stock alleges the company and its board of directors filed a misleading proxy statement regarding a proposed merger.

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