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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24, Apr 2014 - Delaware Judge To Decide Auction Type To Resolve Ownership Dispute At Inquirer, Daily News
A Delaware judge heard the owners' disagreement over how to dissolve and sell the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
24, Apr 2014 - ACC's lunch links
Want to know why you’re not famous? It might be that you were born in the wrong spot, according to this incredibly fascinating New York Times piece about how geography relates to fame. This completely explains why Delaware boasts Judge Reinhold, Delino Deshields and me. There will be changes on Pitt’s O-line, but the end result could be a big improvement, writes the Post-Gazette. When I spoke ...
24, Apr 2014 - Guid can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers
A Delaware judge says the union representing hundreds of workers for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers can participate in the dissolution of their ownership group. The judge this week granted a request ...
23, Apr 2014 - When A Breach Is A Benefit
Most people know that when one party breaches a contract the other party may sue for its provable damages. But what if the non-breaching party does not suffer any losses? If a breach actually provides a benefit to the other party, would the benefit preclude the recovery of monetary damages? The recent Delaware court decision in the case of Fletcher v. Ion Geophysical provides some useful ...
23, Apr 2014 - Delaware's famed business court issues rare jailing order
Delaware's Court of Chancery, which has been known as a go-to venue for corporate disputes with a reputation for tailoring its rulings to fit each conflict, has added a new legal fix this week to its repertoire - incarceration. W.L. Gore & Associates, famed for its waterproof Gore-Tex fabric, convinced a judge on the civil court that one of its former scientists should be jailed for failing to ...
23, Apr 2014 - Rovi Issues Statement in Response to Appeals Court Ruling in Amazon Case
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued its decision in Rovi’s patent infringement litigation against Amazon Inc. Rovi had sued Amazon in United States District Court for the District of Delaware in 2011 for infringing the two patents at issue in today’s decision.
23, Apr 2014 - Vice president’s son Beau Biden to run for governor of Delaware
The son of Vice President Joe Biden is currently serving his second term as the state’s attorney general.
22, Apr 2014 - Delaware GOP turns up heat on AG Biden
Robert H. Richards IV is on probation after pleading guilty to fourth-degree rape of his daughter. / The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal WILMINGTON, Del. -- The head of Delaware's Republican party questioned Friday why Attorney General Beau Biden, a Democrat, did not know about a plea bargain that allowed a du Pont family heir to avoid prison for raping his young daughter.
22, Apr 2014 - New PATCO chief taking hands-on approach
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - John Hanson, the new chief executive of the Delaware River Port Authority, has been spending Friday afternoons far from his Camden corner office overlooking Philadelphia and the river. With a fluorescent green vest over his suit jacket, he has been at the crowded Eighth ...
22, Apr 2014 - Sussex, DE Doctor gets prison for 'waterboarding' stepdaughter
A prominent Delaware pediatrician and best-selling author who punished his 11-year-old stepdaughter using a form of waterboarding was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday.
22, Apr 2014 - PATCO's new chief takes a hands-on approach to a dirty job
John Hanson, the new chief executive of the Delaware River Port Authority, has been spending Friday afternoons far from his Camden corner office overlooking Philadelphia and the river.
22, Apr 2014 - The Skanner Newspaper - Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban
This Sept. 19, 2013 file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
22, Apr 2014 - Sussex, DE Pediatrician gets prison for 'waterboarding' stepdaughter
By Lacey Johnson GEORGETOWN, Delaware (Reuters) - A prominent Delaware pediatrician and best-selling author who punished his 11-year-old stepdaughter using a form of waterboarding was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday. A jury found Dr. Melvin Morse, who has written about near-death experiences and appeared on "Oprah" and "Good Morning America," guilty of child endangerment charges ...
21, Apr 2014 - U.S. court postpones injunction against Medtronic heart valve
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday postponed an injunction that would have stopped Medtronic Inc from selling its CoreValve heart valve implant in competition with Edwards Lifesciences Corp's Sapien valve product. The injunction, issued by a U.S. District Court in Delaware last week, would have taken effect on April 23. Earlier court decisions found Medtronic's product infringed on the ...
21, Apr 2014 - Judge refuses to halt Wal-Mart proxy distribution
A federal judge in Delaware says Wal-Mart can send its annual proxy statement to shareholders without a Manhattan church parish's proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales. The judge noted Friday ...
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