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Delaware courts’ diversity plan supports law school at DSU

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The Delaware Supreme Court will begin considering the 50 suggestions in a new report on increasing diversity on state courts. The Delaware courts’ new report on improving diversity includes 50 action points that stretch from pre-college years through promoting diversity recruitment for judicial positions in a variety of ways. It never alludes to the Delaware Way or a good old …

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Delaware courts to test allowing public to bring in cell phones

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware courts on Monday began testing the effect of allowing the public to bring cell phones into select courts in all three counties, after banning electronic devices since 2005. Those attending Family Court facilities in Dover and Georgetown, Justice of the Peace Court 11 in New Castle County, and Justice of the Peace Court 3 and 17 in Georgetown. If …

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Pro-Business Delaware launches $550,000 ad urging diversity on courts

Betsy Price Headlines

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is spending more than $550,000 on a television advertising campaign in which the Rev. Al Sharpton criticizes the lack of diversity on Delaware courts. The organization, said to be founded by employees of a company whose owners were angry over their treatment in Delaware’s Chancery Court, comes after organizers of Delaware’s Bench and Bar Judicial …

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Delaware judge halts mail-in voting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Chancery Court judge has ruled Delaware’s new mail-in voting provision unconstitutional. In an 87-page memorandum opinion issued Wednesday afternoon, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook said allowing mail-in voting in the Nov. 8 general election “will result in the dilution of constitutional votes with unconstitutional votes.” Cook issued an injunction that will prevent the Department of Elections from accepting applications for …

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Delaware judge sets date for Twitter, Elon Musk lawsuit

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

The five-day trial to decide whether the world’s richest man will be forced to purchase social media behemoth Twitter Inc. will begin Oct. 17 in Wilmington, a Chancery Court judge decided last week. Twitter sued Tesla founder Elon Musk after he withdrew from an agreement to take the platform private for $44 billion, or $54.20 per share. Musk announced he …

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Delaware judge sets Twitter, Elon Musk trial for October

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that social media behemoth Twitter Inc. and the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, will face off in a five-day trial beginning in October. Attorneys for Twitter asked Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick to grant an expedited trial in the company’s lawsuit against Musk. Twitter sued Musk in the Delaware Court of Chancery after he announced …

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Fate of Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase up to Delaware court

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

A Delaware judge will decide whether Elon Musk should be forced to follow through with his $44 billion acquisition of social media giant Twitter. Musk offered to purchase Twitter on April 14, 2022, after previously acquiring 9.1% of the company’s stock, becoming its largest shareholder. On July 8, he terminated the deal, claiming that Twitter breached their agreement by refusing …

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School mask mandate to be lifted Tuesday; courts on Wednesday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday will lift his emergency order about schools and masks. Gov. John Carney will end his school mask mandate Tuesday at 6 p.m. To be specific: Masking will not be required in kindergarten-twelfth grade schools, on school buses, or in child care facilities after that time. Carney’s lawyers in a Chancery Court hearing about masking requirements …

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Business group to keep pounding Del. courts with Thanksgiving ad

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

      Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, which has spent millions hammering Delaware’s courts, is launching another $500,000 advertising campaign criticizing the way judges jump to senior jobs at corporate law firms. A new TV ad, “Revolving Door,” specifically criticizes former Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchard, Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb and former Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr. …

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Case backlog, hope for rent assistance keep Delaware eviction filings low

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Landlords may be waiting to see how rental assistance programs can help before filing for eviction.   Two weeks after the federal eviction moratorium ended on Aug. 26, Delaware has not yet seen a significant spike in eviction filings.  Some experts say that could be yet to come.  A backlog of eviction cases and the availability of hundreds of millions …