Delaware

218 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Delaware requirement for political balance on top courts
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Delaware constitutional provision requiring balance between Republicans and Democrats on the state’s top courts.
ACLU sues state police, alleging they’re acting as immigration authorities
Pennsylvania State Police troopers have routinely violated the law by stopping and holding people based solely on their Latino appearance, terrifying drivers and passengers while usurping federal authority to investigate supposed immigration violations, the ACLU claims in a federal lawsuit filed recently.
State supreme court calls out BigLaw lawyer for failing to stanch evasive client’s ‘deposition fiasco’

A Sullivan & Cromwell partner has been called out by the Delaware Supreme Court for failing to put an end to his client’s misbehavior that resulted in a “deposition fiasco.”

Plaintiffs seeking more school funding are using states’ own performance requirements to win

Parents and school districts have been suing over school funding, using state-mandated performance standards to argue that states aren’t living up to their end of the bargain—and they’re winning.

Former BigLaw attorney sentenced to prison for stealing $600K from church

A lawyer living in Wilmington, Delaware, has been sentenced to prison for stealing $600,000 from a historic Harlem church in a real estate transaction.

John Shasanmi was sentenced Friday to…

3rd Circuit strikes down requirement for Democratic and Republican balance on top courts

A Delaware constitutional requirement for political balance between Republicans and Democrats on top state courts violates a First Amendment right to political association, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The…

Democrats pepper Kavanaugh with written questions, including if he had a gambling problem
Some Democrats are sending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extensive written follow-up questions after his more than 20 hours of testimony during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week.
Lawyer is suspended and forever banned from overseeing law firm financial records
The managing partner of a Delaware law firm has been suspended and permanently banned from maintaining or overseeing his law firm’s financial records after the state supreme court concluded he didn't learn his lesson about the need to supervise bookkeepers.
A year after Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling, patent cases are up in Delaware and LA
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas used to be famous as a preferred venue for plaintiffs in patent cases. But data indicates the U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to that in May of 2017 when it ruled in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group that lawyers should use a narrow definition of “resides” when determining where venue is proper.
Paralegal injured playing softball for law firm team isn’t entitled to workers’ comp, court rules
The executive director of the Delaware law firm Morris James thought softball was so important to team building that she asked job candidates whether they played. She was the softball coach, after all.
Lawyer reprimanded for explicit and demeaning comments, including calling prosecutor ‘Kurvacious’
A Delaware criminal defense lawyer was reprimanded and ordered to take a professionalism course for comments made to a former client and state prosecutors, including an assertion that he used to expose his “thing” to girls in a movie theater using a popcorn box held on his lap.
What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Clamp Down on the Press

What damage might Donald Trump do to the press, and what legal options do journalists have available to defend their speech? And how might the administration fight the leaks to the media that appear daily?

Delaware loses long-held No. 1 ranking for business-friendly legal climate to South Dakota

A periodic survey of corporations by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s legal-reform arm found that Delaware has lost its No. 1 ranking for being business-friendly in legal matters, dropping to…

Inmates’ escape par for the course in private prison transport industry

The private prisoner transport company whose van was stolen by two inmates last week in Oklahoma — precipitating a national manhunt that remains underway — may be feeling a sense…

Patent lawsuits drop 21 percent in the Eastern District of Texas as SCOTUS ruling brings new era
Patent lawsuits in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas are on the decline as a result of a May ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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