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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Delaware Court News
01, Nov 2014 - Crucial ruling due Friday on future of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino
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.
01, Nov 2014 - Delaware high court says GM loan documents valid despite error
(Reuters) - The Delaware Supreme Court said on Friday that creditors are entitled to rely on formal loan documents authorized by secured lenders, even if there is a mistake in the documents. The court was responding to a question from a New York federal appeals court relating to a dispute between creditors of General Motors before its 2009 bankruptcy and its former lender, JPMorgan Chase & Co ...
01, Nov 2014 - Accused murderer one step closer to Delaware trial
Matthew Burton is one step closer to being extradited to Delaware to face first-degree murder charges in the 2012 death of Nicole Bennett. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a decision by the Circuit Court of Worcester County Sept. 30 to deny a writ of habeas corpus, filed by Burton to block his extradition to Delaware. While the writ was denied, Burton’s extradition was stayed until ...
31, Oct 2014 - State boards up West Rehoboth home
A West Rehoboth home that Delaware Department of Justice officials say served as an open-air drug market was boarded up Oct. 21. The department was acting on a court order to close a home on Norwood Street owned by Evelyn Coleman. Delaware State Police knocked on the door to no answer before workers from AKC Construction began boarding up its windows. Coleman was given a $10,000 civil fine and ...
31, Oct 2014 - Judge may issue warrant for Hawaii man charged in Tredyffrin harassment
WEST CHESTER A Common Pleas Court judge is considering issuing an arrest warrant for a Hawaii man who has failed to appear in court to answer for the charges against him, after he allegedly sent threatening emails to a Delaware County lawyer who once represented him.
31, Oct 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.
30, 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.
30, 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.
30, 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.
29, 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.
29, Oct 2014 - Bankruptcy hearing in Trump name fight postponed
Attorneys have postponed a Delaware bankruptcy court hearing over Donald Trump's fight to remove his name from a struggling New Jersey casino.
29, Oct 2014 - Wilmington, DE 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.
29, Oct 2014 - Schilling, trustee reach bankruptcy agreement
Ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has reached a tentative agreement to settle financial claims in the 38 Studios bankruptcy case in Delaware. Court documents show the federal bankruptcy trustee ...
29, 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.
28, Oct 2014 - InterDigital shares rise on U.S. patent fight win over ZTE
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shares of InterDigital Inc rose on Tuesday after a federal jury in Delaware found that ZTE Corp infringed three of its mobile phone patents, according to the company and a court filing. InterDigital shares were up 3.6 percent at $44.47 in midday trading, having earlier rose as much as 9 percent. InterDigital had also accused of Nokia of infringement but a jury will hear ...
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