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218 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

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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.

The…

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.

Yet…

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…

From loaded pistols to garden shears and Sharpie pens, court security officers have seen it all

Most people bring weapons and other contraband into Delaware courthouses by mistake, security officers say.

“They truly do not remember the extra-large pair of gardening shears”—or loaded pistols or other…

Widow, son and daughter of courthouse shooter get life terms in cyberstalking case

The widow, son and daughter of a man who fatally shot two women at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 have been sentenced to life terms in a first-of-its-kind federal cyberstalking…

Delaware puts capital cases on hold while death-penalty issues are mulled by state supreme court

After a U.S. Supreme Court decision in January that struck down a Florida death-penalty sentencing scheme similar to Delaware’s, the state’s top court has agreed to review questions about whether…

Shareholder suit asks why Viacom chair Sumner Redstone was paid millions, questions his competency

Board members of CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. should have put their duty to the companies and shareholders ahead of loyalty to 92-year-old chairman and controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone.

But…

Authorities say paralegal stole nearly $440K, created fake real estate parties to cover up

A paralegal at an unidentified southern Delaware law firm stole nearly $440,000 from her employer’s trust account over a period of five years or more, authorities say.

Penni Enama, 50,…

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