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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22, Nov 2014 - APNewsBreak: Papers filed to close Trump Taj Mahal
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The owner of the struggling Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort filed court papers on Friday saying it will close by next month, making it the fifth of the city's 12 casinos to shut down this year. Trump Entertainment Resorts said in a Delaware bankruptcy court filing obtained by The Associated Press that its board has approved a shutdown of the casino by Dec. 12. It had ...
22, Nov 2014 - Attorney Fees, Ethernet, Wi-Fi: Intellectual Property
IPVX Patent Holdings Inc., a Delaware-based patent holder, was hit with more than $800,000 in attorney fees in what the judge called an “absurd and farfetched” patent-infringement case.
22, Nov 2014 - Delaware judge rejects protest
A Delaware Tribal judge has thrown out a recent complaint regarding an election in which the sitting chief and several council members were unseated.
22, Nov 2014 - Zynga's chairman, directors must face lawsuit over stock sales: court
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - Mark Pincus, the founder of video game company Zynga Inc, must face a lawsuit alleging he unfairly benefited by selling $192 million of stock in 2012 when other early investors were under a lockup agreement, according to a court ruling. The creator of FarmVille had asked the Delaware Court of Chancery to dismiss a lawsuit that alleged Pincus and other Zynga directors ...
22, Nov 2014 - Delco woman first to be sentenced for straw purchase of gun under Brad Fox Law
A Delaware County woman Wednesday became the first person sentenced for the straw purchase of guns under the state's "Brad Fox Law," receiving a six-to-12 year jail term.
22, Nov 2014 - Sussex, DE Cheerleader charged over sex with teen
A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent US energy executive was arraigned in Delaware on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old boy who attends school with at least one of her children.
22, Nov 2014 - Delaware County judge puts hold on Berkshire Township, Galena merger plan
Some Berkshire Township residents, upset with plans for growth near the I-71 interchange, are seeking to merge the township with the village of Galena to stall development, village officials say. But yesterday, a Delaware County judge sided with landowners who object to the merger attempt by issuing a temporary restraining order against the plans. At a special Galena Village Council meeting on ...
22, Nov 2014 - PICA Wins Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Defamation Case Against Hewlett Packard
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury of twelve found Hewlett Packard liable for two counts of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and defamation October 27, 2014 in a case filed in June 2012 by Ohio-based Professional Investigating and Consulting Agency Inc. (PICA) in the Delaware Superior Court's Complex Commercial Litigation ...
22, Nov 2014 - Dramatic turnover continues on Delaware Supreme Court
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely will retire early next year, becoming the fourth justice in 15 months to retire from a court that plays a major role in shaping corporate law. Ridgely joined the state's five-member Supreme Court in 2004 after spending 20 years on Delaware's Superior Court. He will retire on Jan. 31, according to a statement from ...
21, Nov 2014 - Investors ask court to put O.C. Register parent in receivership
Two investors in Freedom Communications, the owner of the Orange County Register, are asking a Delaware court to put the Santa Ana newspaper company into receivership, saying the firm is "insolvent" and beset by "mismanagement."
21, Nov 2014 - States ready Obamacare fixes as court case threatens subsidies
Illinois and Delaware have plans to work around a potential Supreme Court ruling that could block millions of Americans from receiving subsidies to buy health insurance, providing a potential road map for other states.
21, Nov 2014 - New Castle, DE Suit filed against state police, trooper in shooting of suspect
A civil suit has been filed in New Castle County Superior Court against the Delaware State Police and a trooper who shot a burglary suspect in the back. Keith Schueller, 44, of Rehoboth Beach is serving a four-year sentence at Sussex Correctional Institution after pleading guilty in April to felony resisting arrest, third-degree burglary, disregard police officer's signal, theft of services and ...
21, Nov 2014 - Kent, DE Kent County Man Gets 44-Year Sentence for Sexual Crimes Against Children
A Kent County man was sentenced Thursday to 44 years in prison for sexual crimes against children, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced.
21, Nov 2014 - Judge Delays Sentencing In DE Child Porn Case
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge in Delaware has agreed to delay sentencing for a registered sex offender facing at least 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to producing and transporting child pornography.
21, Nov 2014 - Sussex, DE Inmate Dies At Delaware Prison
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Corrections officials say an inmate has died at a Georgetown prison.
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