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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16, Apr 2014 - A Delaware Court Flexes a Never-Tested Muscle
The Delaware Court of Chancery, known as the nation's business court, has now done something it had apparently never done before in its 222 years -- issue an arrest warrant.
16, Apr 2014 - Medtronic to Appeal Federal District Court Ruling
MINNEAPOLIS - April 11, 2014 - The Federal District Court of Delaware today granted in part Edwards Lifesciences` motion for a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) from selling ...
16, 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 ...
15, Apr 2014 - EXCLUSIVE: Judge’s Ruling: Boyfriend of Nadia Malik Stays Behind Bars
The boyfriend of 22-year-old Nadia Malik, the missing Delaware County woman found dead inside a car at 30th St. Station February 20th, has been ordered by a Delaware County judge to remain behind bars on charges he violated probation on an earlier DUI conviction by traveling to Ohio in the days before Malik’s body was found.
15, Apr 2014 - Edwards Lifesciences' Gain, Medtronic in Pain
Shares of Edwards Lifesciences surging in the wake of a favorable ruling by U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
15, Apr 2014 - Delaware Judge Hears Second Day Of Testimony In Legal Dispute Between Owners Of Inquirer, Daily New
A newspaper company executive and an investment banker on Tuesday provided an inside snapshot of the industry in legal dispute between the owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
15, Apr 2014 - Judge Halts Use of Life Saving Heart Valve
Medtronic's valve leads to "better outcomes with a lower risk of death," Judge Gregory Sleet of Delaware concluded, but it steps on a rival's patent.
15, Apr 2014 - Milford, DE Teen kidnappers will be tried as adults
Three teens accused of carjacking and kidnapping an 89-year-old Milford woman will be tried as adults, a Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled. Defendants Rondaiges Harper, 19, Jackeline Perez, 16, and Junia McDonald, 15, all sought to have their cases transferred to Family Court where they would be tried as juveniles. Judge Richard Stokes ruled that as a result of the severity of the crime ...
15, Apr 2014 - Judge Halts Use of Lifesaving Heart Valve
Medtronic's valve leads to 'better outcomes with a lower risk of death,' Judge Gregory Sleet of Delaware concluded, but it steps on a rival's patent.
14, Apr 2014 - Court rules in favor of Edwards
The U.S. District Court in Delaware grants a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's ( MDT ) CoreValve system in the U.S. The order will go into effect in seven days. The court's ruling reaffirms an earlier decision that CoreValve infringes on Edward Lifesciences' ( EW ) U.S. Anderson patent. The judge orders both companies to confer on the specific instances where CoreValve can ...
14, Apr 2014 - Edwards shares up on injunction against Medtronic heart valve
Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp jumped 13 percent on Monday after a U.S. court temporarily halted sales of competitor Medtronic Inc's heart valve implant that uses a less-invasive procedure to spare patients from open-heart surgery. The ruling, by a U.S. District Court in Delaware on Friday, came after earlier court decisions that found Medtronic's CoreValve infringed on Edwards' Sapien ...
14, 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.
14, Apr 2014 - Guild can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - 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 by the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to intervene in proceedings that will ...
14, Apr 2014 - Owners' court fight over Philly newspapers resumes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A court fight for control of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers resumes this week amid a feud between the powerful owners. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News are being sold for the fifth time in eight years. A Delaware judge will set auction rules ...
14, Apr 2014 - Why Edwards Lifesciences (EW) Stock is Surging Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Edwards Lifesciences  surged after a U.S. District Court in Delaware granted a preliminary injunction to limit the sale of Medtronic's  CoreValve system within the U.S. The injunction was announced on Friday but goes into effect on April 22. CoreValve has been sold in Europe for several years and received FDA approval in January. A federal jury found in 2010 that ...
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