Delaware

218 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

New BigLaw associates make the most money in NYC, says survey

While $160,000 is widely recognized as the benchmark starting salary paid to first-year associates by the top BigLaw firms, a number outside New York City pay less.

Before the recession…

Amid battle over bill banning fee-shifting bylaws in Delaware, legal experts point to loophole

Among a number of proposed changes in Delaware corporate law, a bill that would ban companies from enacting fee-shifting bylaws is the most controversial.

Authorized by a state supreme court…

Following courthouse prank, Delaware courts are reviewing which security officers should be armed

Court officials in Delaware are reviewing which security officers should carry guns following a reported courthouse prank earlier this month that allegedly involved a firearm.

“The Judiciary has been actively…

Still battling code-theft case, former Goldman Sachs programmer sues bank for legal fees

A former computer programmer for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ultimately prevailed in a federal prosecution over claims that he stole source code from his employer.

But Sergey Aleynikov is still…

Delaware lifts ban on smiling for camera on driver’s license photos

Effective immediately, Delaware motorists may smile for the camera when they get their driver’s license photos taken.

Announced Wednesday, the state motor vehicles division policy change reflects an upgrade in…

Federal judge axes suit against law firm in sunken-treasure hoax, sets sanctions hearing for partner

A well-known Delaware law firm is no longer facing a civil lawsuit over a sunken-treasure hoax.

But a sanctions hearing has been scheduled later this week by a federal…

Racketeering suit says law firm aided sunken-treasure fraud, seeks $10M in damages

An investor group has filed a federal racketeering suit against a well-known Delaware law firm and one of its partners, contending that they aided and abetted a sunken treasure fraud…

Wilson Sonsini opens second Delaware office with ex-Chancery chief at helm

A Silicon Valley powerhouse has opened a second Delaware office in Wilmington, with an ex-chief of what many consider the nation’s top business court at the helm.

Former chancellor

Federal judge on courthouse shooter’s ‘hit list’ asked to step aside in cases against family members

A federal judge who was No. 5 on an alleged 16-name “hit list” found among the belongings of a Delaware courthouse shooter (one of the two women killed was No.…

Prominent law firm says it knew nothing of claimed sunken treasure fraud, wasn’t counsel of record

A partner at a well-known Delaware law firm says in a court filing that he and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor knew nothing about an alleged fraud on a federal…

Delaware is first state to adopt model law that says social media accounts can be inherited

When individuals die their social media accounts often expire along with them. Even if their loved ones have the passwords, terms of use for Facebook and other providers routinely restrict…

Should drug-lab issues derail hundreds of cases? New chief says lab was ‘like a ‘Hoarding’ episode’

Should hundreds of Delaware drug cases be thrown out because of problems in the testing laboratory overseen by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner? Or should proof of tainted…

Chief judge of top Delaware court gets gown makeover; sleeve stripes are reminiscent of Rehnquist

The newly minted chief judge of Delaware’s top court has gotten a gown makeover.

Chief Justice Leo Strine of the state’s Supreme Court now has two gold stripes on each…

Was federal judge on ‘hit list’ reportedly found in courthouse shooter’s belongings?

A public defender representing the son of a man who shot two women to death in a Delaware courthouse last year en route to a child-support hearing is asking the…

Revered former ‘Judge Biff,’ known for his fairness and sense of humor, is dead at 77

Vincent A. Bifferato Sr., a legendary former Delaware superior court judge known for his fairness, his courtroom presence, his courtesy and his sense of humor during more than 30 years…

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