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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25, Oct 2014 - Judge Sets Execution Date For Delaware Killer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has set a Dec. 4 execution date for a man convicted of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.
25, Oct 2014 - Execution date set for man who raped, killed University of Delaware student
A Delaware judge has set a Dec. 4 execution date for a man convicted of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.
25, Oct 2014 - Delaware Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Child Porn
A Delaware man was sentenced Friday for producing child pornography involving a minor female he met via social networking.
25, Oct 2014 - Execution Date Set For Convicted Delaware Rapist, Murderer
A Delaware judge has set a Dec. 4 execution date for a man convicted of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.
24, Oct 2014 - Trump Taj Mahal workers to protest loss of health and pension benefits
A federal bankruptcy court judge in Delaware approved Trump Entertainments Resort's request to terminate its contract with the union.
24, Oct 2014 - Havertown man accused of running statewide counterfeit credit card ring
Lovell Davis, of Delaware County, is accused of running a statewide counterfeit credit card scheme. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office)
24, Oct 2014 - Transgender inmate fights for name change
Lakisha Lavette Short is a transgender Delaware inmate serving a 55-year sentence who is trying to get a name change to â??Kai.â?� So far, the courts have said no.
23, Oct 2014 - Pfizer Wins SUTENT® Patent Case In Delaware District Court
Pfizer Inc. announced today that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware upheld its basic patent and the L-malate salt patent covering SUTENT® capsules.
23, Oct 2014 - RBC Ordered to Pay $75.7 Million in Rural/Metro Lawsuit
Royal Bank of Canada was ordered by a Delaware judge to pay $75.7 million to shareholders of Rural/Metro Corp. in a lawsuit stemming from the company’s $438 million buyout by private-equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC.
23, Oct 2014 - Robotics vehicle firm files for Chapter 11
Robotics vehicle maker Seegrid Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, after a battle over financing and control of the business left it unable to meet debt obligations.
23, Oct 2014 - Olive Garden changes likely with board turnover
A federal bankruptcy court judge in Delaware will issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a life-or-death decision for the troubled gambling hall.
23, Oct 2014 - Pfizer Wins SUTENT Patent Case In Delaware District Court - Quick Facts
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23, Oct 2014 - Biles keeps all-around title at gymnastics worlds
A federal bankruptcy court judge in Delaware will issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a life-or-death decision for the troubled gambling hall.
22, Oct 2014 - Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract
A federal bankruptcy court judge voided the labor contract at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, raising hopes that the gambling hall and its 3,000 jobs could be saved. Judge Kevin Gross in Delaware granted a request Friday by Trump Entertainment Resorts to terminate its contract with Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union.
22, Oct 2014 - Bankruptcy hearing in Trump name fight postponed
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys have postponed a Delaware bankruptcy court hearing over Donald Trump's fight to remove his name from a struggling New Jersey casino.
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