Stein Mitchell wins complete defense verdict for ProPharma against former board member Patrick K. Donnelly


On April 27, 2023, Stein Mitchell secured a complete defense verdict for ProPharma Group Holdings Topco, LLC, a former portfolio company of firm client Linden Capital Partners, in a breach of contract case brought by Patrick K. Donnelly, a former member of ProPharma’s board. Donnelly originally filed suit in November 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, seeking over $1.5 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees. Stein Mitchell successfully moved to transfer the case to the District of Delaware. After discovery, we obtained summary judgment against Donnelly’s non-contractual claims. Following a four-day jury trial, we obtained partial judgment as a matter of law. The jury then deliberated for less than an hour before rendering a verdict in ProPharma’s favor. Phil O’Beirne, Rob Gilmore, Kevin Attridge and Samantha Christensen led our trial team, with strategic guidance from Jonathan Missner, and the support of our terrific clients at ProPharma and Linden.

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