Delaware

218 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

Courthouse shooter had prior run-ins with lawyers over family dispute

Thomas Matusiewicz reportedly had anger issues for years before the 68-year-old shot to death his former daughter-in-law, Christine Belford, and a female friend in the lobby of a Wilmington, Del.,…

Courthouse shooter had handwritten death warrant for lawyer who wasn’t there, authorities say

Surveillance footage obtained by the News Journal shows a man who, moments later, shot and killed two women at the county courthouse in Wilmington, Del., walking with…

Son of accused Delaware courthouse gunman is detained in probation case at judge’s order

A U.S. Magistrate Judge ordered David Matusiewicz detained today until a hearing is held on charges that he violated the terms of his federal probation.

Matusiewicz’s appearance occurred three blocks…

Women gunned down at Delaware courthouse were there for child-support hearing

Christine Belford reportedly was fearful of her ex-husband, who had served time in federal prison for kidnapping the couple’s three children in 2007, as well as for bank fraud.

But…

3 dead, 2 wounded in Delaware courthouse shooting

Updated: Two women were shot and killed and two police officers were wounded at a Delaware courthouse Monday morning before the gunman was killed.

Thomas Matusiewicz is the man identified…

Attorneys who quit law firm jobs during 2009 downturn find success as small corporate boutique

During the fall of 2009, as the legal economy was headed into a tailspin, two attorneys at the Wilmington, Del., office of Pennsylvania-based Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco did something…

Del. High Court Detours from Opinion to Chastise Chief Chancery Judge Known for ‘Legendary’ Asides

Delaware’s high court took a few pages in an opinion issued this week to take the outspoken chief judge of the state’s Court of Chancery to task for using a…

Judge Fights to Uphold Delaware’s Reputation of Being Fair to Corporations
As Hurricane Sandy Sweeps In, Courts and Law Firms Close Down in DC, NJ and NY

Updated: As what is expected to be an epic storm sweeps into the East Coast from Florida to Canada and could hit the Northeast especially hard, courts and law firms…

After Law Firm Cut Partner Pay, One Found Another Way to Up Ante, Earns 1-Year License Suspension

A Delaware attorney was already struggling to deal with several deaths in his family and had been seeking treatment for depression when his law firm, in September 2010, imposed a…

As 6 Connolly Bove Partners Exit for BigLaw Firms, IP ‘Super-Boutique’ Merger with Novak on Track

Although Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz has lost at least six partners to major general practice law firms since announcing an expected merger with Novak Druce + Quigg a month…

Pa. Bankruptcy Lawyer Shot in Home-Invasion Robbery by Masked Suspects

A longtime bankruptcy lawyer was shot multiple times Monday night in a struggle during a home-invasion robbery in his Pennsbury, Pa., home, state police said.

Fred Barakat,…

2 Law Firms Poised to Collect $300M Del. Chancery Attorney’s Fee Award, Plus $212K Daily Interest

A well-known Wilmington, Del., law firm and its Pennsylvania-based co-counsel are poised to collect one of the biggest legal-fee awards ever made in a securities class action, after the Delaware…

Judicial Arbitration in Delaware Chancery Court Violates First Amendment, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled that closed-door arbitrations by Delaware chancery court judges violate a First Amendment right of access to trials.

U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin ruled…

Pepper Hamilton Acquires Law Firm of Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

Highlighting the importance of internal corporate investigations as a practice area for major law firms, Pepper Hamilton has announced plans to acquire the law firm of Louis Freeh, a former…

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