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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30, Jul 2014 - D.A.'s team takes softball championship
Every year local attorneys compete in the Delaware County Lawyers Softball League. Playing an undefeated season, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office team recently won their second championship in three years. Michael Mattson, ADA and trial team leader, served as the general manager for the team, which was comprised of attorneys and detectives with the Delaware County Criminal ...
30, Jul 2014 - Kent, DE Inmate dies in Del. prison
Officials say an inmate serving a one-year sentence at a Delaware prison has died.
30, Jul 2014 - THERAVECTYS Files Suit in the U.S. Against Immune Design Corp.
THERAVECTYS announced that it filed a lawsuit against Seattle-based Immune Design Corp. in the Delaware Court of Chancery and is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages.
30, Jul 2014 - Delaware judge mulls medical marijuana suit
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is mulling whether to dismiss a lawsuit against a lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper in a dispute over who should be allowed to operate Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary. The judge heard arguments Monday on Mark Lally's ...
30, Jul 2014 - Reisterstown man appeared to plot to kill Del. judge, authorities say
Federal found assault weapons, audio recordings of reconnaissance of targets The founder of an embattled Sparks-based insurance company appears to have been plotting to kill a Delaware judge overseeing the liquidation of his business, recording himself on a trip to scout out his targets and acquiring a cache of weapons, federal authorities allege in court filings.
30, Jul 2014 - Tough Judge On Deals Scene: J. Travis Laster
Reuters It is 125 miles from Wilmington, Del., to Manhattan. But one Delaware judge is proving a looming presence on Wall Street. In almost five years on the nation's most influential business court, J. Travis Laster has built a reputation for being as tough on bankers as on the corporate directors they advise. He has censured boards he viewed as careless, ripped advisers he viewed as conflicted ...
30, Jul 2014 - Former Delaware Township supervisors' pensions argued in court
The Delaware Township auditors' case was in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday.
29, Jul 2014 - Del. Court Upholds Death Sentence in Rape-Murder
Delaware's highest court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a man found guilty of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.
29, Jul 2014 - Seaford, DE Harper Sentenced in Sussex Kidnapping Case
A teen convicted of participating in the kidnapping and carjacking of an 89-year-old woman in Sussex County was sentenced Friday in Delaware Superior Court.
29, Jul 2014 - Power Integrations Granted Another Permanent Injunction against Infringing Fairchild Products
Power Integrations today announced that a Federal District Court in Delaware has granted its request for another permanent injunction against Fairchild Semiconductor products that infringe the company’s patents.
29, Jul 2014 - Trooper, school principal take stand in Middletown shooting trial
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Delaware doctor accused of trying to kill her former partner and their son with a handgun as they sat in a car on Memorial Day 2013 did not have any damage to her extremities after being placed under arrest, according to a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.
29, Jul 2014 - Supreme Court clarifies rules for consecutive sentences
A Delaware County judge pretty much hammered a Columbus man when the career criminal appeared before him for prying open hotel vending machines and stealing $117 in change. Common Pleas Court Judge W. Duncan Whitney sentenced Randall Bonnell Jr. to eight and-a-half years in prison by imposing four consecutive sentences on three counts of burglary and a count of tampering with coin machines.
29, Jul 2014 - Woman, boyfriend charged in hit-and-run that injured Ridley Park teen
A Ridley Park couple was charged Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash in April that resulted in the partial amputation of a teen bicyclist’s right leg, among other lingering injuries, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan and Ridley Park Police Chief Mark Bascelli said at a joint press conference.
29, Jul 2014 - Energy Future seeks longer bankruptcy as it scraps plan
Energy Future Holdings, the largest power company in Texas, asked a judge to extend the period in which it controls its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and said it is scrapping its original debt-cutting plan in favor of an auction of its Oncor unit. The company asked Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi to extend its exclusive right to seek a creditor vote on a plan of reorganization until April ...
28, Jul 2014 - Settlement Eyed In Priceline Buyout Of OpenTable
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge is weighing the proposed settlement of a shareholder lawsuit challenging the $2.6 billion acquisition of online restaurant reservation company OpenTable by online
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