Orloff v. Shulman,  2007 WL 1862742 (Del. Ch., June 20, 2007), read opinion here, is merely one paragraph long, but this letter decision is worth noting for its insight from the bench into the practical utility of partial summary judgment motions under Chancery Court Rule 56. ( A prior procedural decision in this case was summarized on this blog here and that opinion from February 2005, which provides more factual background, can be read in full here.)  Here is the money quote from the June 20, 2007 decision: "While motions for partial summary judgment can be a useful way to dispose of issues in advance of trial, they can also be wasteful of resources when material issues of fact are in dispute."