Delaware

218 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

Top state court says Wal-Mart must produce bribery probe documents to shareholders

Upholding a ruling by an influential state business court, the Delaware Supreme Court unanimously agreed Wednesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must produce—for a pension trust fund that is a large…

Plaintiffs lawyers fight ‘loser-pays’ bylaw adopted in middle of shareholder suit

A shareholder suit over $2.5 million in bonuses paid to executives of a pharmaceutical company is the latest battleground in an ongoing fight over a new corporate “loser-pays” bylaw that…

Sole woman judge on top Delaware court says she ‘wasn’t taken seriously’ as chief justice contender

A longtime judge on Delaware’s top court says she will be retiring early because she “wasn’t taken seriously” when she applied for the chief justice position.

While she has no…

New bill could nix top Delaware court’s OK of loser-pays rule for attorney fees in corporate cases

With unusual speed, a bill was drafted by Delaware lawyers and introduced in the state legislature that could negate a state supreme court ruling last month approving a corporate fee-shifting…

Delaware decision could spur fee-shifting bylaws, putting a damper on shareholder suits

The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld a fee-shifting provision in a corporate bylaw that might be adopted by other corporations to make shareholder suits more risky.

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Public defenders file more than 400 motions seeking to reopen Delaware drug cases

The public defender’s office in Delaware has filed more than 400 motions since April 30 seeking to reopen the cases of individuals convicted of drug offenses, based on evidence issues…

Consulting the NBA’s constitution | Big lawsuit over gift cards | Experience and lawyer discipline

Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was suspended for life from the NBA on Tuesday over recorded racist remarks that were made public.…

Judge who sentenced DuPont heir to probation expressed concern about no jail time, transcript shows

A Delaware judge who sentenced a DuPont heir to probation for the rape of his young daughter didn’t say “he will not fare well…

Delaware Chancery Court uses little-known power, issues arrest warrant for party in corporate case

For the first time in decades and possibly its entire 220-year history, one of the nation’s top business courts has exercised a little-known power.

Delaware’s Court of Chancery this week…

DuPont heir’s sentencing judge gets security detail after child rape case makes national news

Updated: A security detail has been assigned to the Delaware judge who sentenced a DuPont heir to probation for the rape of his daughter beginning when she was 3 years…

DuPont heir got probation for child rape; judge said he wouldn’t fare well in prison

Corrected and updated: A lawsuit filed against DuPont heir Robert Richards IV is calling attention to the light sentence he received in 2009 for the rape of his daughter beginning…

Ruling banning secret arbitrations in Del. Chancery Court won’t be overturned by SCOTUS

The nation’s top court has refused to hear an unusual appeal by the Delaware Court of Chancery of a federal appellate court’s ruling that secret corporate arbitration hearings involving the…

Charged under federal cyberstalking law, relatives of courthouse shooter call case unconstitutional

Relatives of a Delaware courthouse shooter could get as much as life in prison if they are convicted in an unusual federal cyberstalking case that has been brought against them.

Fallout from claimed sunken treasure discovery dogs law firm

A law firm that represented two divers who claimed to have found emeralds from a sunken ship is now facing a request for sanctions because of its actions in the…

Del. drug-testing lab issues spark prosecution call for trial freeze in all current drug cases

Another state is dealing with reported irregularities at its drug-testing laboratory, calling into question convictions that occurred between 2010 and 2013 as an investigation continues into the apparent theft of…

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