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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30, Mar 2015 - Judge eyes $275M settlement in Activision shareholder suit
WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — A Delaware judge signaled Wednesday that he will approve a $275 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit alleging that videogame maker Activision Blizzard was shortchanged in a $6 billion buyback of shares from French media conglomerate Vivendi SA in 2013.
30, Mar 2015 - Delaware Court Nominations
The Delaware Senate is set to vote on Gov. Jack Markell's nominations to fill vacancies on the state Supreme Court and Superior Court.
30, Mar 2015 - Delaware Court Finds That THERAVECTYS is Reasonably Likely to Succeed on the Merits of Its Tortious
THERAVECTYS announced today a ruling by the Delaware Court of Chancery on the motion for preliminary injunction filed by THERAVECTYS against Immune Design Corp. in a lawsuit filed in July 2014.
30, Mar 2015 - Indiana elected official pleads guilty to mishandling public funds
MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) – An elected official for Delaware County has pleaded guilty to mishandling public funds. According to the Delaware County prosecuting attorney’s office, Delaware County Treasurer, John B. Dorer, 51, Muncie, was scheduled to stand trial for failure to timely deposit public funds.
30, Mar 2015 - Former Del. Senate Candidate Bodenweiser Pleads No Contest to Unlawful Sexual Contact
Former Delaware state Senate candidate Eric Bodenweiser pleaded no contest to two counts of third-degree unlawful sexual contact during an appearance in Sussex County Superior Court on Wednesday morning. 
30, Mar 2015 - Judge eyes $275 million settlement in shareholder lawsuit challenging Activision-Vivendi deal
WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge signaled Wednesday that he will approve a $275 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit alleging that videogame maker Activision Blizzard was shortchanged in a $6 billion buyback of shares from French media conglomerate Vivendi SA in 2013.
30, Mar 2015 - Harmon to face second-degree murder charges
A Delaware Court of Common Pleas commissioner has upheld second-degree murder and reckless driving charges against a Lewes man in connection with the death of Charles Permint Sr. Rashai Harmon, 26, sought to have the charges dropped, appearing before Commissioner Abby Adams. But Adams upheld the charges and sent the case to Superior Court for trial. Harmon will face a total of 40 charges in ...
29, Mar 2015 - New Castle, DE Former Delaware Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Child Rape
A former Delaware deputy attorney general has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
29, Mar 2015 - Insight: Hedge funds hot "appraisal" strategy for deals may become a lot less appealing
An increasingly popular legal strategy that allows hedge funds to make potentially lucrative bets on takeover deals, and get a return even if they lose, may be about to become much less attractive.     The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware-incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a ...
29, Mar 2015 - Judge approves bankruptcy plan giving Icahn control of Trump Entertainment, Taj Mahal casino
WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved the Chapter 11 reorganization plan of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which gives billionaire investor Carl Icahn control of the reorganized company and its Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. As Trump's senior secured ...
29, Mar 2015 - Caesars Entertainment loses bid to have Delaware suit tossed
A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Caesar's Entertainment Corp. of fraudulently transferring assets of its operating subsidiary to shield them from creditors owed more than $3.6 billion.
29, Mar 2015 - Delaware Senate to vote on Markell court nominees
The Delaware Senate is set to vote on Gov. Jack Markell's nominations to fill vacancies on the state Supreme Court and Superior Court.
29, Mar 2015 - Judge approves Trump Entertainment reorganization plan
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved the Chapter 11 reorganization plan of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which gives billionaire investor Carl Icahn control of the reorganized company and its ...
29, Mar 2015 - Former Del. prosecutor pleads guilty to raping teen boy
WILMINGTON, Del. -- A former Delaware criminal prosecutor pleaded guilty Monday to raping a 16-year-old boy during a threesome last year. Daniel Simmons, 35, entered the plea to one count of fourth-degree rape before Judge William L. Witham Jr. in Superior Court in Wilmington.
29, Mar 2015 - Judge says 'substantial likelihood' of future domestic violence by NASCAR's Kurt Busch
A Delaware judge who ordered NASCAR driver Kurt Busch to stay away from his ex-girlfriend says there's a "substantial likelihood" of Busch committing acts of domestic violence in the future.
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