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UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT FURTHER LIMITS GENERAL PERSONAL JURISDICTION

In 3 recent opinions, the United States Supreme Court has undeniably confirmed that general jurisdiction is only appropriate in a forum where a defendant is either incorporated or headquartered (aka, “at home”).  These decisions come on the heels of the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS DEFINES BOUNDARIES OF FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

In his first written opinion, Justice Gorsuch wrote on behalf of a unanimous Court that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does not apply to entities that purchase the debts of others and attempt to collect for themselves. CitiFinancial Auto … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court Issues Much Anticipated TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC Decision

This morning, the United States Supreme Court decided a matter that will likely have a significant impact on Delaware.  In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC Decision, the Court concluded that most patent infringement lawsuits can only … Continue reading

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Cooch and Taylor Obtains Summary Judgment for its Clients on Trade Secret Claims

Cooch and Taylor continues to lead in the field of trade secret law in Delaware.  On April 20, 2017, Delaware Superior Court Judge Butler granted partial summary judgment in favor of Cooch and Taylor’s clients, Defendants Gastroenterology Associates P.A., Thomas … Continue reading

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Attorneys – Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Your Softball Injury?

In the case of Morris James LLP v. Weller, the Superior Court reversed and remanded the findings of the Industrial Accident Board (the “Board”), holding that the Board applied the incorrect legal standard in finding a softball related injury was … Continue reading

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Standard of Review for Executive Compensation Awards: In Re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation

In the case of In Re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, stockholders filed a derivative complaint on behalf of Investors Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) alleging directors breached their fiduciary duties in awarding themselves grossly excessive awards under the Equity Incentive … Continue reading

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Superior Court Decides Insurance Coverage Dispute Concerning Dole Stockholder Settlement

The Delaware Superior Court recently decided Arch Insurance Company v. Murdock, Del. Super. C.A.N16C-01-104 EMD CCLD. Six Directors and Officers Liability excess insurers (“Insurers), sought a declaration that they did not have to fund an underlying settlement due to Defendants’ … Continue reading

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Charging Liens: The Type of Fee Agreement Matters

On appeal from the Court of Chancery, the Delaware Supreme Court addressed whether and to what extent a charging lien may be imposed on a judgment to recover unpaid attorney’s fees. In the case at bar, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP … Continue reading

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Superior Court Judge Rocanelli Grants New Trial Because of Faulty Jury Instruction

In Lisowski, et al. v. Bayhealth Medical Center, Judge Rocanelli granted the Plaintiffs’ Motion for a New Trial in a medical negligence action.  After an eight day trial, the jury found that Bayhealth had committed medical negligence but that the … Continue reading

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DELAWARE’S WAGE PAYMENT AND COLLECTION ACT AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES: NO PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR MEMBERS

In a case defended by Cooch and Taylor, the Delaware Superior Court recently ruled on the question of a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) member’s individual liability for alleged LLC wage debts under Delaware’s Wage Payment and Collection Act (“Act”), 19 … Continue reading

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