Courts in Delaware
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Delaware's state court system is large, and is comprised of Justice of the Peace Courts, (Justice Courts,) Courts of Common Pleas, Superior Courts, Family Courts, The Court of Chancery, and the Delaware Supreme Court. In Delaware, Justice of the Peace Courts hear cases related to debts or trespass, landlord-tenant cases, criminal misdemeanors, and other civil cases worth less than $15,000. The Court of Common Pleas hears misdemeanors, civil cases worth less than $50,000, and appeals from the Justice Courts. Delaware's Superior Courts hear most criminal and civil cases, and appeals from the Court of Common Pleas. Delaware's Family Courts hear domestic matters including adoption, child support, and child custody. The Delaware Court of Chancery specializes in business law, and hears disputes between the numerous corporations and other businesses in Delaware. The Supreme Court of Delaware is the state's highest court.

Delaware's CourtConnect online database ( provides information regarding Delaware civil cases. If you're trying to find out if someone has judgments against them in Delaware, you can search this database, and case dockets are also available here. Most Delaware court documents are available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours at the court where they are held.
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22, Sep 2014 - Local Woman One Of First Convicted Under PA’s New Straw Purchase Law
A Delaware County woman who purchased two hand guns for a convicted felon is now facing a minimum of five years in jail.
22, Sep 2014 - Wayne man pleads guilty to Willistown burglary
WEST CHESTER A Delaware County man with a string of criminal convictions has been sentenced to state prison for a 2012 burglary in Willistown.
22, Sep 2014 - Edward Mokshefsky sworn in as new Eddystone Police Chief
Eddystone's Acting Police Chief Edward Mokshefsky was sworn as the borough's new police chief at borough council's Sept. 8 meeting. Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory Mallon administered the oath of office to the new chief.
22, Sep 2014 - Heroin defendant sentenced to five years in prison
A man who took up selling heroin after moving to Front Royal from Delaware several years ago was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court.
22, Sep 2014 - Sussex, DE New Date Set for Bodenweiser Trial
The Department of Justice has set a date for the retrial of former Delaware State Senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser.
22, Sep 2014 - Delco doctor gets 52 years for shooting ex-companion
Margaret Grover pleaded with the Delaware County judge to give her former companion - an emergency-room pediatrician - the maximum sentence for shooting her in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange.
21, Sep 2014 - Pershing Square, Valeant and Allergan Settle Pending Litigation Before the Delaware Court of Chance
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced an agreement with Allergan, Inc.
21, Sep 2014 - Delaware judge fast-tracks Valeant, Pershing lawsuit over Allergan special meeting
A Delaware judge granted a request by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Pershing Square Capital Management for expedited proceedings in a special meeting dispute with Allergan Inc. Andre Bouchard ...
21, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Pershing Square Allowed Fast-Track Trial Over Allergan Special Meeting
Delaware court judge Wednesday approved a request from William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital LP and Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX, VRX.TO) for a fast-tracked lawsuit against Allergan Inc. (AGN), to force the botox maker to call a special meeting related to the $54 billion takeover offer.
21, Sep 2014 - Parents Sentenced After Step-Father Punched 10-Year-Old Boy As ‘Gut Check’
The parents of a 10-year-old boy abused in Delaware County were sentenced to prison time on Friday.
21, Sep 2014 - Delaware State Police Sued By Former Trooper
DELAWARE- Former state trooper Deborah Jester is accusing the Delaware State Police Department of forcing her into retirement
21, Sep 2014 - Former DSU professor's resisting arrest trial ends in hung jury
The trial of former Delaware State University assistant professor Jahi Issa ended in a mistrial the afternoon of Sept. 17 after a Kent County Court of Common Pleas jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of resisting arrest during a March 1, 2012, protest on campus.
21, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman get October 6 trial over Allergan special meeting
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $50 billion hostile takeover fight. Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre Bouchard ordered a three-day trial to begin on Oct. 6. Allergan ...
21, Sep 2014 - Biodefense drugmaker Siga files for bankruptcy
The Delaware Court of Chancery had earlier ruled that PharmAthene is entitled to a lumpsum payment in damages from Siga for its failure to execute a license agreement related to its main antiviral smallpox drug, Tecovirimat, Siga said. The court did not specify the amount but Siga said in bankruptcy court documents that it expected it to be as much as $232 million. The only way to stop ...
20, Sep 2014 - Trump Entertainment gets interim operating cash
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to allow Trump Entertainment Resorts to temporarily continue operations using cash owed to billionaire Carl Icahn, the company's sole secured lender. Judge ...
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