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

Charles MegginsonBusiness, 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 …

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With 18,000-plus case backlog, jury trials to resume next week

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

        Jury chairs spaced out 3 feet apart await those called for duty in New Castle County.   With thousands of criminal cases backlogged in Delaware courts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, jury trials are set to start June 1 with new safety-minded procedures and furnishings.  A tour Wednesday of the Leonard Williams Justice Center, which is …