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 (http://courtconnect.courts.delaware.gov/public/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx) 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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21, Feb 2015 - Kurt Busch to appeal court's protection order for ex-girlfriend
Kurt Busch will appeal a Delaware court's decision to grant a protective order to his ex-girlfriend, attorney Rusty Hardin said Monday.
12, Oct 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.
12, Oct 2014 - Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP Announces That a Class Action Has Been Filed Against Care
NEW YORK -- Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the Delaware Court of Chancery on behalf of owners of CareFusion Corporation ("CareFusion" ...
12, Oct 2014 - Letters of Intent Don’t Top Merger Pacts: Business of Law
The Delaware Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision by Chief Justice Leo Strine, has held that a nonbinding letter of intent cannot supersede a merger agreement.
11, Oct 2014 - Youngstown man sentenced for 2010 Delaware Avenue shooting
Brandon Clinkscale, 29, of Youngstown, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, discharging a firearm, felonious assault and a gun specification.
11, Oct 2014 - Philips, Koch Industries, The Duke: Intellectual Property
A jury in Delaware federal court decided that Philips had infringed patents covering technology used in fingertip devices that measure blood oxygen and pulse rates using light absorption.
11, Oct 2014 - RBC Liable To Pay $75.8 Mln: Delaware Chancery Court Opinion
RBC Liable To Pay $75.8 Mln: Delaware Chancery Court Opinion
11, Oct 2014 - Judge Eyes Trump Entertainment Resorts For Pension Obligations
A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing tomorrow on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations.
10, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge hits RBC with $76 million in damages tied to Rural/Metro deal
Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Travis Laster found that the value of Rural/Metro shares were $21.42 at the time of the sale, above the $17.25 per share paid by private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The difference was $4.17 per share, which was the damage to shareholders, Laster determined in his 95-page opinion published on Friday. Laster reduced the damage award by 17 percent to ...
10, Oct 2014 - Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.
10, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge hits RBC with $76 mln in damages tied to Rural/Metro deal
A Delaware judge said Royal Bank of Canada must pay $75.8 million in damages to former shareholders of Rural/Metro because it failed to disclose conflicts of interest that tainted the $438 million buyout of the ambulance operator. Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Travis Laster found that the value of Rural/Metro shares were $21.42 at the time of the sale, above the $17.25 per share ...
10, Oct 2014 - Philips Electronics loses $467 million patent verdict to Masimo
Shares of Masimo closed 12.9 percent higher, rising $2.74 to $24.02 on the Nasdaq. Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware needed less than a day of deliberations before ruling in favor of Irvine, California-based Masimo, following a two-week trial. They also said Philips, a unit of Amsterdam-based Koninklijke Philips NV (PHG.AS), did not show it more likely than not that Masimo had infringed one of its ...
10, Oct 2014 - Bankruptcy judge grants Trump Entertainment request for hearing on union pension obligations
A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino.
10, Oct 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.
10, Oct 2014 - State Court Denies Concord First Appeal
Concord First has come in second, again. The group, which filed a petition this summer to place the question “should Concord become a township of the first class” on the Nov. 4 ballot, lost its appeal in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. The court upheld the denial issued in August by Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
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