As presaged on these pages and elsewhere when the Governor nominated him for the position, yesterday Delaware’s new Chief Justice was sworn in. Chief Justice Strine now leaves a vacancy in the position of Chancellor for the Court of Chancery which … Continue reading
There are two separate pending matters that relate to confidentiality in the Court of Chancery and what details of litigation pending in the court may be properly withheld from the public. One is an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court … Continue reading
Martinez v. E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Del. Supr., No. 669, 2012 (Feb. 20, 2014). Why One Should Care About This Decision: This Delaware Supreme Court opinion clarifies the “overwhelming hardship” standard applicable to the law of forum … Continue reading
Parker v. State, Del. Supr., No. 38, 2013 (Feb. 5, 2014). Takeaway: The Delaware Supreme Court in this case of first impression applies Rules 104 and 901 of the Delaware Rules of Evidence to determine the standard in Delaware for introduction into … Continue reading
The Delaware Senate has confirmed the nomination of Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr. as the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. A new era of the Delaware judiciary has begun.
Blaustein v. Lord Baltimore Capital Corp., No. 272, 2013 (Del. Jan. 21, 2014). Issue Addressed: Whether the common law imposes any duty on directors of closely held corporations to consider buying out minority stockholders. Short Answer: No Short Highlights This Delaware … Continue reading
Governor Jack Markell has nominated Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. to be the next Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. An announcement by the Governor was made today.
Top Ten 2013 Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions By: Francis G.X. Pileggi and Kevin F. Brady This is our ninth annual review of key Delaware corporate and commercial decisions. During 2013, we reviewed and summarized over 200 decisions from Delaware’s … Continue reading
Doe v. Wilmington Housing Authority, Del. Supr., No. 403, 2013 (oral argument Dec. 18, 2013). Issue addressed: The Delaware Supreme Court heard oral argument on the natural right to self defense exemplified in the right to bear arms recognized in Article … Continue reading
Anderson v. Krafft-Murphy Company, Inc., Del. Supr., No. 85-2013 (Nov. 26, 2013). Issue Presented: Delaware’s Supreme Court addresses issues of first impression in this opinion, including: does Delaware’s corporation dissolution scheme (8 Del. C. Sections 278 to 282) have a … Continue reading