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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21, Feb 2015 - Kurt Busch to appeal court's protection order for ex-girlfriend
Kurt Busch will appeal a Delaware court's decision to grant a protective order to his ex-girlfriend, attorney Rusty Hardin said Monday.
12, Oct 2014 - Former DSU professor's resisting arrest trial ends in hung jury
The trial of former Delaware State University assistant professor Jahi Issa ended in a mistrial the afternoon of Sept. 17 after a Kent County Court of Common Pleas jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of resisting arrest during a March 1, 2012, protest on campus.
12, Oct 2014 - Letters of Intent Don’t Top Merger Pacts: Business of Law
The Delaware Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision by Chief Justice Leo Strine, has held that a nonbinding letter of intent cannot supersede a merger agreement.
12, Oct 2014 - Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP Announces That a Class Action Has Been Filed Against Care
NEW YORK -- Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the Delaware Court of Chancery on behalf of owners of CareFusion Corporation ("CareFusion" ...
11, Oct 2014 - Judge Eyes Trump Entertainment Resorts For Pension Obligations
A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing tomorrow on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations.
11, Oct 2014 - Youngstown man sentenced for 2010 Delaware Avenue shooting
Brandon Clinkscale, 29, of Youngstown, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, discharging a firearm, felonious assault and a gun specification.
11, Oct 2014 - Philips, Koch Industries, The Duke: Intellectual Property
A jury in Delaware federal court decided that Philips had infringed patents covering technology used in fingertip devices that measure blood oxygen and pulse rates using light absorption.
11, Oct 2014 - RBC Liable To Pay $75.8 Mln: Delaware Chancery Court Opinion
RBC Liable To Pay $75.8 Mln: Delaware Chancery Court Opinion
10, Oct 2014 - Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations
A Delaware bankruptcy judge is weighing a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to get out of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with union workers at the Taj Mahal casino ...
10, Oct 2014 - Delco jury convicts Philly man in cabbie murder
A Delaware County Court jury Friday convicted a Philadelphia man of first-degree murder in the 2011 kidnapping and stabbing death of a cab company manager whose body was found wrapped in trash bags inside a cab in Chester.
10, Oct 2014 - Leslie Small to serve two life terms
A Delaware Superior Court judge has sentenced convicted murderer Leslie Small to two life prison sentences without the possibility of parole. A Sussex County jury sentenced Small to death in 2011, but that sentence was overturned by Delaware Supreme Court. Small was convicted in July 2011 of the 2009 murder of June McCarson, 78. Small, a 56-year-old cab driver from Milton, had driven McCarson to ...
10, Oct 2014 - Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.
10, Oct 2014 - Ex-headmaster in Delaware accused of child porn
Case against Christopher Wheeler stemmed from sex abuse charges; long prison terms looms on porn counts
10, Oct 2014 - Adviser to state auditor pleads guilty to drunken driving charge
A top aide to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost — and the Delaware County prosecutor’s husband — has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. William J. Owen, 65, entered a guilty plea yesterday in Delaware Municipal Court. His court appearance came a day before it was originally scheduled.
10, Oct 2014 - Judge rejects Trump Entertainment pension motion -
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has denied a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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