Hazel v. Delaware Supermarkets, Inc., (Del. Supr., July 14, 2008), read opinion here. While most of the corporate legal world is awaiting the Delaware Supreme Court’s expedited decision on the SEC-related issue argued before it last week, today the court published an unrelated decision that reversed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment that dismissed a negligence claim.

The decision is relevant to this blog because negligence claims "not infrequently" arise in connection with business disputes, and the de novo standard of review when a summary judgment has been granted below to dismiss a case is a useful appellate review analysis for one to be aware of generally.