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trying cases in all Delaware courts

The DuPont Company chose Morris James.

Overview

Morris James' attorneys try contract cases on a regular basis in all the courts in Delaware.  Morris James represents clients in contract disputes ranging from stock and asset purchase agreements, LLC and LP agreements, employment contracts, service contracts, and contracts for the sale of goods. Our attorneys frequently litigate significant contract cases in the Delaware Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, Superior Court, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

When the DuPont Company considered Delaware law firms to represent it in contract disputes in Delaware, DuPont chose Morris James.  ALFA International, a select group of litigation law firms around the world, also chose Morris James as its Delaware member.

Morris James prides itself on the close working relationships that it establishes with inside counsel and its clients.  Using technology to control costs and manage even mega-document cases, Morris James develops a case management plan with its clients that focuses on the client’s objectives.  Morris James maintains the Delaware Business Litigation Report, a blog of all recent, significant Delaware corporate and commercial law decisions.

Our Contract Litigation Team

Morris James’ contract litigation team is among the most well-respected in Delaware. Our attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA as “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business”. Our lawyers are also listed in Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers®, and Delaware Super Lawyers® for their business litigation skills.  Our team includes a former Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery. 

Representative Matters

Morris James’ contract litigation practice covers a wide range of matters.  Our team has:

  • Represented an Indian pharmaceutical company in multi-state sales and marketing contract disputes under Article 2 Sales of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Defended a global semiconductor manufacturer in lease to purchase equipment contracts   
  • Defended a Fortune 500 telecommunications company against contract and business tort claims for service charges on customer phone bills in 13 states
  • Defended buyer against claims of breach of contract arising out of alleged failure to make earn-out payments required by asset purchase agreement
  • Represented buyer in asserting claims under asset purchase agreement for breach of representations and warranties and release of escrow funds
  • Defended buyer against breach of contract claims arising out of asset purchase agreement for allegedly failing to reimburse seller for certain expenses
  • Represented party in litigating against former joint venture partners obligations under asset purchase agreement and service agreement

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