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223 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

Lawyer reprimanded for explicit and demeaning comments, including calling prosecutor ‘Kurvacious’

A Delaware criminal defense lawyer was reprimanded and ordered to take a professionalism course for comments made to a former client and state prosecutors, including an assertion that he used to expose his “thing” to girls in a movie theater using a popcorn box held on his lap.

What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Clamp Down on the Press

What damage might Donald Trump do to the press, and what legal options do journalists have available to defend their speech? And how might the administration fight the leaks to the media that appear daily?

Delaware loses long-held No. 1 ranking for business-friendly legal climate to South Dakota

A periodic survey of corporations by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s legal-reform arm found that Delaware has lost its No. 1 ranking for being business-friendly in legal matters, dropping to…

Inmates’ escape par for the course in private prison transport industry

The private prisoner transport company whose van was stolen by two inmates last week in Oklahoma — precipitating a national manhunt that remains underway — may be feeling a sense…

Patent lawsuits drop 21 percent in the Eastern District of Texas as SCOTUS ruling brings new era

Patent lawsuits in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas are on the decline as a result of a May ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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ABA scores wins on attorney-client privilege and independence of the legal profession

The ABA achieved some significant victories during the past year by advocating for revisions to key federal regulations that will protect the independence of the legal profession and preserve the…

Lawyer sues over Delaware constitutional requirement for political balance on state courts

A Delaware lawyer filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday that challenges a state constitutional requirement limiting the number of judges from one political party on state courts.

James Adams claims in…

Delaware death-penalty law violates right to jury, state supreme court rules

The Delaware Supreme Court has struck down the state’s death penalty law, ruling it gives judges too much decision-making power in violation of the Sixth Amendment right to a jury…

Case of law grad accused in slaying tests Delaware’s death penalty law

Corrected: The Delaware Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty statute in a case involving a law grad accused of killing a former classmate.

An assistant…

Prosecutor’s gun prank leads to suspension

A Delaware prosecutor with an aversion to the smell of hard-boiled eggs has been suspended for 30 days as a result of a gun prank.

The prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General…

Judge’s finding that Dell buyout was too cheap is ‘sending shudders all over Wall Street’

A Delaware chancery judge’s decision last week that a buyout group paid too little for Dell Inc. is drawing praise from shareholder advocates and creating alarm in corporate boardrooms.


Claims of corruption by Wal-Mart in Mexico fizzle; Delaware court nixes shareholder suit

What once appeared to be a significant, multi-pronged probe of claimed widespread corruption concerning Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Mexico operations has fizzled.

A three-year federal probe, while still ongoing, has determined…

Corporate lawyer with ‘spotless record’ faces RICO case over client’s payday loan business

Wheeler K. Neff, 67, is a corporate and banking lawyer with “a spotless record with the Delaware bar” during his 40-year legal career, his lawyer tells a local newspaper.


Delaware Chancery Court voids ‘unconscionable’ payday loan, awards borrower damages

Calling the terms of a $200 payday loan “unconscionable,” Delaware’s influential Court of Chancery voided it Monday and awarded the borrower $3,240 in damages, plus attorney fees.

Since plaintiff Gloria…

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