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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20, Dec 2014 - Teen charged with killing dad with crossbow skipped school, thought he'd be mad, warrant shows
Court records show that a Delaware teenager told police he killed his father with a crossbow because he had skipped school and feared his dad would be angry.
20, Dec 2014 - Police officers support repeal of death penalty
John Breckinridge, a retired police officer from Manchester, N.H., hasn't always been against the death penalty. In the months and years after he witnessed his partner slain in the line of duty, Breckinridge was as staunch a supporter of the death penalty as there could be. “I was pretty hardcore on board,” he said. “I wanted this guy dead.” Breckinridge was in Delaware as part of Death Penalty ...
20, Dec 2014 - Seaford, DE Last of Four Teens in Margaret Smith Case Sentenced
The last of four teenagers has been sentenced in the carjacking and kidnapping of 89-year-old Margaret Smith.The Delaware Department of Justice sentenced Phillip Brewer, 18, on Friday to 12 years in prison.
20, Dec 2014 - Caesars Entertainment wants Delaware suit tossed
A Delaware judge is weighing whether to grant a motion by Caesars Entertainment Corp. to dismiss a lawsuit by bondholders accusing the company of fraudulently transferring assets of its debt-laden operating ...
20, Dec 2014 - Delaware Man Convicted on a Federal Heroin Trafficking Charge
 A Clarksburg man, originally from Delaware, was convicted Monday in a federal court on heroin trafficking charges.
20, Dec 2014 - Kurt Busch wins delay of Delaware court hearing
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware family court commissioner has granted NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's request to delay a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend.
20, Dec 2014 - Teen told police he shot dad after skipping school
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court records show that a Delaware teenager told police he killed his father with a crossbow because he had skipped school and feared his dad would be angry.
19, Dec 2014 - Judge: Family Dollar can vote on Dollar Tree buyout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says stockholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. can vote on proposed $8.5 billion acquisition by Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc. [...] some Family Dollar shareholders want the vote postponed until the board reviews a deal with Dollar General Corp., which has also bid for Matthews, North Carolina-based Family Dollar.
19, Dec 2014 - Covance Investor Sues Over Goldman Sachs’s LabCorp Advice
Covance’s directors shouldn’t have hired Goldman Sachs as its financial adviser for LabCorp’s more than $105-a-share offer because the investment firm already represented another company Covance was considering acquiring, the investor said in a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit.
19, Dec 2014 - C&J Energy Services Announces Delaware Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Injunction and Term
HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C&J Energy Services, Inc. ("C&J" or the "Company") (CJES) today announced the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled to overturn a bench ruling and order of the Delaware Court of Chancery dated November 24 and 25, 2014,  respectively, which had required the Company to solicit alternative proposals to purchase the Company (or a controlling stake in the Company ...
19, Dec 2014 - Police arrest Relaxed Spa owner
A Smyrna man has been charged for promoting and permitting prostitution at his business, Relaxed Spa in Rehoboth Beach. Delaware State Police detectives on Dec. 18 charged Dazhong Wang, 50, based on a Dec. 4 incident at the spa. Wang was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $5,500 secured bond. Further investigation revealed ...
19, Dec 2014 - Court overturns decision halting C&J-Nabors unit merger
The Delaware Supreme Court overturns a lower court ruling that had halted a deal by C&J Energy Services ( CJES +0.7% ) and Nabors Industries ( NBR +6.1% ), saying there was not enough evidence showing the C&J board had short-changed its shareholders.
19, Dec 2014 - Judge allows Family Dollar shareholder vote on $8.5 billion Dollar Tree bid
DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge says stockholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. can vote on proposed $8.5 billion acquisition by Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc.
19, Dec 2014 - Bankruptcy judge approves Nortel bondholder settlement
DOVER, Del. (AP) " A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved a $1 billion settlement between Nortel Networks Corp.'s U.S. unit and bondholders over opposition from the Canadian parent company.The judge said Thursday that the settlement...
19, Dec 2014 - Delaware court says C&J tie up with Nabors unit can proceed
A merger between oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services Inc with a unit of Nabors Industries Ltd. can proceed, Delaware's supreme court ruled on Friday. The court overturned an injunction from ...
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