Delaware

218 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

More than 30 lawyers exit as law firm splits

Due to differing “strategic visions” and “philosophical beliefs,” a Mississippi law firm has undergone what at least one exiting partner describes as an amicable split.

More than 30 attorneys have…

Kramer Levin is sanctioned $135K for deposition conduct

A Delaware judge has ordered Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel to pay $135,000 for a deposition in which its lawyer repeatedly instructed a witness not to answer questions.

Chancellor Andre…

Temple law grad is charged with fatally shooting classmate during claimed drug deal

A Temple University law graduate found shot to death in his car last month near his family’s Delaware home was murdered by a classmate during an apparent drug deal, police…

Law grad is shot and killed; his body is found in parked car

A Temple University law graduate was found dead in his car in a nursing home parking lot in Delaware on Monday.

Police found the victim, 27-year-old Shazim Uppal, in the…

LeClairRyan opens in Delaware, its 3rd new office this year

LeClairRyan has opened a Delaware office, its third new location this year.

The office will be headed by Andrew Cole, a bankruptcy and corporate practitioner who previously worked for Franklin…

Lawyer’s repeated instructions to not answer deposition questions draws sanction for Kramer Levin

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel will have to pay attorney fees covering an opponent’s deposition costs because one of its lawyers repeatedly instructed a witness not to answer questions.

Delaware’s…

Former prosecutor is suspended for demeaning remarks, false denial about snitch threat

A former Delaware prosecutor has been suspended from law practice for his conduct during a death penalty trial that included disparaging and demeaning remarks about the pro se defendant.

The…

Suit claims sapphire purchased by lawyer for $9,000 is actually worth about $30

A lawyer in Wilmington, Delaware, says he paid $12,000 in 1999 to surprise his wife with a 4-carat pink sapphire ring on her birthday.

Lawyer Sam Frabizzio says the sapphire…

Courthouse shooter’s relatives convicted of cyberstalking, face possible life prison terms

A federal jury in Wilmington, Delaware, has convicted three family members of a courthouse shooter of cyberstalking causing death.

Lenore Matusiewicz and her children, David Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez, now…

Were relatives culpable in shooter’s deadly courthouse attack? Jury to decide in cyberstalking trial

A federal jury began deliberating Wednesday in an unusual cyberstalking case against three relatives of a man who committed a fatal courthouse shooting.

Prosecutors say the wife, son and daughter…

Delaware leads the way in adopting legislation allowing estate executors access to online accounts
Delaware bans bylaws imposing legal fees on plaintiffs in losing shareholder litigation

A law banning corporate bylaws that impose a hefty price on investors who file unsuccessful shareholder derivative suits has been signed by Delaware’s governor. It prohibits companies from requiring plaintiffs…

Federal cyberstalking trial blames courthouse shooter’s widow, son and daughter for slaying of woman

There’s no dispute that former police officer Thomas Matusiewicz shot two women to death at a Delaware courthouse on Feb. 11, 2013, as they were headed to a child-support hearing,…

Jury in Delaware awards $100M to 51-year-old woman in transvaginal mesh case

Delaware is not a state known for big jury verdicts in individual personal injury cases.

But on Thursday a jury there awarded a 51-year-old former bank teller $25 million in…

$72M payday for 2 small law firms OK’d by judge

Citing “true contingency risk,” a Delaware Court of Chancery judge on Wednesday OK’d a $72.5 million attorney’s fees payment to two small law firms that represented the plaintiffs in a…

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