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, Aug 2014 - Photo released of suspect in Del. trooper shooting, more charges filed
Delaware State Police have filed additional charges after a trooper was shot in his body armor during the execution of a search warrant last week.
21, Aug 2014 - Delaware Lawsuit Over School Experiment Proceeds
A Sussex County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Indian River School District and a teacher following a classroom experiment gone bad.
21, Aug 2014 - Montgomery, Berks men charged in theft of millions from PennDOT
A pair of PennDOT contractors have been charged in the alleged theft of more than $3.6 million in taxpayer money. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the charges Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation of potential corruption and fraud involving PennDOT's District 6, which is made up of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Contractor Thanh Nguyen ...
21, Aug 2014 - UA Student Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Deadly Boat Crash
DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas student who drove drunk in a boat crash that killed two classmates last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, according to his attorney. John Stuart DeSelms is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 29. He may receive between four years and life in […]
21, Aug 2014 - Fight continues over the SS United States
Developer Joe Henwood has an idea for the ailing SS United States: Free it from its dockside prison, tow it down the Delaware River, and transform it into a grand, floating hotel beside Harrah's casino in Chester.
21, Aug 2014 - Cumru man charged in theft of millions in public money from PennDOT
A Berks County man is one of two people charged in the alleged theft of more than $3.6 million in taxpayer money. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the charges Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation of potential corruption and fraud involving PennDOT's District 6, which is made up of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Contractor Thanh Nguyen ...
21, Aug 2014 - Man Seeks New trial in Schoolyard Slayings
One of six men found guilty in the 2007 slayings of three friends in a schoolyard, who were enrolled or about to enroll in Delaware State University, is seeking to overturn his conviction and wants a new trial.
20, Aug 2014 - Gore sues Al Jazeera
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore sued Al Jazeera, the satellite network controlled by the Qatari royal family, over a $500 million deal to purchase his network, Current TV, according to filing in state court in Wilmington, Delaware.
20, Aug 2014 - Delaware Court of Chancery Orders SIGA To Pay PharmAthene Lump Sum Expectation Damages
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that on August 8, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a Memorandum Opinion and awarded to PharmAthene lump sum expectation damages for the value of PharmAthene's lost profits for SIGA Technologies, Inc.'s smallpox antiviral, Tecovirimat (formerly known as ST-246 and Arestvyr™).  In addition ...
20, Aug 2014 - Sex abuse settlement drained by victim's family
A Delaware judge says much of the settlement money for a man who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest has been spent by family members on cars, jewelry and other property.
20, Aug 2014 - Driver in 2013 Deadly Boat Crash Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
DELAWARE COUNTY, OK - The man charged with killing two University of Arkansas students in a boating accident last summer pleaded guilty Wednesday in an Oklahoma court. According to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, John DeSelms, 23, entered a guilty plea to two counts of first degree manslaughter. Investigators say he was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs when ...
20, Aug 2014 - New Castle, DE Delaware Woman Gets Prison Time For Embezzlement
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware woman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from Discover Financial Services in New Castle.
19, Aug 2014 - Why SIGA Technologies (SIGA) Stock Plunged to a One-Year Low Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SIGA Technologies  plunged to a 52-week low of $1.62 on Monday after a Delaware court ruled the company must pay a lump sum in damages to PharmAthene for the value of its lost profits from SIGA's smallpox vaccine Tecovirimat. The court also demanded SIGA pay prejudgment interest and some percentages of PharmAthene's attorneys' and witness fees. SIGA announced that the ...
19, Aug 2014 - Drug lab scandal could get cases tossed in Delaware
A Superior Court judge is holding a hearing involving two drug crime defendants that could determine the fate of thousands of drug prosecutions in Delaware.
19, Aug 2014 - Indiana woman pleads guilty of trying to abduct baby
A central Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attack during which police say she wrapped an electrical cord around a mother's throat and demanding she hand over her 3-week-old daughter.Thirty-five-year-old Judith Ann Walker of Anderson told a Delaware County judge Monday that because of drug abuse she remembers little about the June 2013 attack at the victim's Muncie home.
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