A recent decision by a Delaware Court of Chancery provides a useful reference for the prerequisites to obtain an injunction in Delaware to enjoin a party from pursuing claims in violation of an exclusive forum selection clause [in another jurisdiction]. In SPay, Inc. v. Stack Media Inc., C.A. No. 2020-0540-JRS (Del. Ch. March 23, 2021), the Delaware Court of Chancery described what one must establish before obtaining an anti-suit injunction based on a forum selection clause. See pages 5 and 6, and footnotes 11-15.

The court also described the elements for a claim of fraud in the inducement. See pages 9 and 10.

Also of note in this ruling is a basic principle of Delaware contract interpretation which requires a court to view a contract claim in the context of the whole relationship between the parties in order to “give sensible life” to the contract. See footnote 28 and related text.