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Delaware Superior Court Applies The McWane Doctrine

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Lincoln Benefit Life Company v. Wilmington Trust N.A., C.A. N18C-01-082 EMD CCLD (July 31, 2018)

This decision has an extensive discussion of when a Delaware court will stay a matter in favor of litigation in another forum.  Its application of the McWane doctrine governing stays of second filed cases is particularly helpful.  Under the circumstances of this case, a stay in favor of the foreign jurisdiction was warranted.

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Court Of Chancery Defers To Arbitrator

In re Knowledge Crossing LLC, C.A.10383-VCG (May 29, 2015)

It is now established that a pending arbitration qualifies for purposes of applying Delaware’s law on when to stay a case in favor of a prior proceeding. This decision extends that law to enter a stay to let the arbitrator decide if he is going to deal with the issues in the later-filed Delaware case.

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