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235 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

Corporate owners knew little about patents they got free of charge and the litigation that followed, judge finds

A federal judge in Delaware is explaining why he ordered patent holding company Nimitz Technologies to produce records showing how it came to own a patent at issue in four cases before him.

Federal appeals court rules for ex-inmate who sued over longtime solitary confinement

A federal appeals court has ruled for a former inmate in Delaware who alleged that his seven-month solitary confinement worsened his schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

Election litigation brings developments in 2 Pennsylvania cases; what else is pending?

Election litigation is heating up in advance of the midterm elections next week—bringing developments in two Pennsylvania cases.

New law school will charge only $24K in full-time tuition

Wilmington University is opening a new law school in Delaware that will charge $24,000 in tuition for full-time students, the lowest price of any law school in the region.

Cravath is entitled to nearly $75M as a contingency fee in failed-merger litigation, judge rules

A Delaware judge has ruled that Cravath, Swaine & Moore is entitled to a $74.8 million shifted contingency fee in a lawsuit for damages following a failed merger.

State supreme court rules against attorney who alleged defamation and forced resignation from firm

A Delaware attorney has lost his appeal in a case involving claims that he was defamed and forced to resign from his law firm.

Judicial misconduct can be a bar to retrial under double jeopardy ban, top state court rules

New Mexico’s constitutional ban on double jeopardy may bar retrial of a defendant because of a judge’s conduct at trial, the state’s top court ruled earlier this month.

Hertz can’t hide number of police reports filed against customers, judge rules

A bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled last week that car rental company Hertz can’t seal information on the number of police reports that it filed against customers.

Judge who described pro-Trump lawyer as ‘mendacious or incompetent’ ruled too quickly, top state court says

A Delaware judge abused his discretion when he tossed a pro-Trump lawyer from a case without giving him an opportunity to respond to a show-cause order, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Judge refuses to toss Dominion’s $1.6B defamation suit against Fox News

A Delaware superior court judge has refused to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News over the network’s election fraud claims.

Pot smell didn’t provide probable cause for juvenile’s arrest, top state court says

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that marijuana and cocaine seized after police arrested a juvenile should be suppressed because the pot smell emanating from the vehicle in which she was a passenger didn’t provide probable cause for her arrest.

Lawyer finds two words that doom billion-dollar case

A lawyer with a BigLaw firm was able to thwart a billion-dollar qui tam case against the Lennar Corp. when she found a California real estate developer’s name on a change-of-counsel form.

Tesla’s board failed to appoint general counsel who could keep Elon Musk in line, unsealed suit alleges

Tesla’s board of directors failed to secure a general counsel who could curtail “erratic” tweeting Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to a shareholders’ derivative lawsuit unsealed Friday.

Afternoon Briefs: Law deans want to delay employment reporting; Edelson parody videos tout untraditional mold

Law school deans want more time for reporting employment outcomes

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner faces architect’s suit; Weinstein accusers will receive compensation

Suit claims Orrick partner didn’t fully pay for architect’s work

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Jeannie Shin is facing a lawsuit by an architecture firm claiming that she illegally copied…

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