Breach of Contract and Non-Renewal of Contract

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Nature of Case

Results

Jurisdiction

Breach of Contract;
Breach of the Covenant
of Good Faith and Fair
Dealing

Obtained a settlement for a Director who was lured from a Vice President position with his prior employer and then discharged for alleged non-performance just nine months into his employment contract which contained broken promises of corporate objectives for his role, participation in the employer’s long-term share incentive plan, and six months’ severance in the event of a termination without cause.

Out-of-Court Settlement

Breach of Contract;
Wage Payment and
Collection Act; Merger;
Breach of the Covenant
of Good Faith and Fair
Dealing

Assisted as local counsel in obtaining a six figure settlement for the President of a software sales start-up company who was wrongfully discharged by its CEO to avoid paying him a Retention Bonus and other earned compensation after the employer merged with a competitor.

Delaware
Superior
Court

Delaware
Whistle Blowers’
Protection
Act and
Breach of Contract

Obtained a $300,000 settlement for a town manager fired for reporting the treasurer’s mismanagement of public funds, the police chief’s misappropriation of public resources, and non-resident developers’ acts against the public interest.

Delaware
Superior
Court,
Kent County

Delaware
Whistle Blowers’
Protection Act;
Contract Non-renewal

Obtained a settlement for the Cafeteria Manager of a State School District whose contract was non-renewed after he reported to the State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that a building principal misappropriated school funds.

Delaware
Superior
Court

Breach of Employment
Contract

Defeated town government’s appeal of its previously denied motion to dismiss the breach of employment contract claim of a town manager fired less than ten months into his five year contract

Delaware
Supreme
Court

Breach of Contract;
Shareholders’
Agreement;
Executive
Compensation;
Arbitration

Obtained a six figure structured settlement for a retired President and minority shareholder of a medical practice who expanded the practice from six to eight locations and increased the business’s revenue. Upon retirement, the client was denied payment for his shares of stock and two annual bonuses and was sued by his former employer. All claims against him were dismissed as part of the settlement obtained on his behalf.

Delaware
Court of
Chancery

Breach of Contract;
Quantum Meruit

Won a bench verdict in the trial of an accountant whose long-time employer failed to deduct and remit to the IRS his social security and Medicare taxes for a period of five years and then sued him after it had to pay the government on his behalf. Judgment was entered for the employee, and all claims against him were dismissed.

Court of
Common
Pleas,
New Castle County, Delaware

Sexual Orientation
Discrimination;
Non-renewal of
Employment Contract

Obtained a six figure contract buyout for a homosexual public school principal whose contract was non-renewed because of her sexual orientation.

Delaware
Department
Of
Labor
Division of
Industrial Affairs

Non-renewal of
Employment Contract;
Reverse Race
Discrimination and Age
Discrimination

Obtained a six figure settlement for a then 55 year old Caucasian public school principal whose contract was non-renewed by her African-American superintendent who previously stated publicly that she wanted more "African-Americans" and more "young people" in leadership roles.

United States District Court
For the
District of
Delaware