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 - 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" ...
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - Cravath Win Precedent-Setting Victory for Delaware Corporations
On September 8, 2014, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted Cravath’s motion to dismiss in its entirety a putative class action lawsuit filed by the City of Providence on behalf of shareholders of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (“First Citizens North”).
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 - Man gets 38 years for kidnapping and rape
A former Lewis Center man was sentenced today to 38 years in prison for kidnapping, burning and raping an 18-year-old man. A jury in Delaware County Common Pleas Court convicted Larry Fox, 45, on Aug. 28 of two counts of rape, three counts of kidnapping and one count of abduction.
10, Oct 2014 - Delaware lawyer faces discipline for affair with client in a divorce
A Delaware lawyer faces misconduct charges for initiating a sexual affair with a woman whom he put to work in his office while handling her divorce case. Aaron Ronald Scheeler, 37, submitted his resignation to the Ohio Supreme Court last month prior to the filing of charges yesterday before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. The unidentified client said that Scheeler ...
10, Oct 2014 - Philips Electronics loses $467 mln patent verdict to Masimo
Shares of Masimo closed 12.9 percent higher, rising $2.74 to $24.02 on the Nasdaq. Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware needed less than a day of deliberations before ruling in favor of Irvine, California-based Masimo, following a two-week trial. They also said Philips, a unit of Amsterdam-based Koninklijke Philips NV (PHG.AS), did not show it more likely than not that Masimo had infringed one of its ...
10, Oct 2014 - Bankruptcy judge grants Trump Entertainment request for hearing on union pension obligations
A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on 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.
10, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge hits RBC with $76 mln in damages tied to Rural/Metro deal
A Delaware judge said Royal Bank of Canada must pay $75.8 million in damages to former shareholders of Rural/Metro because it failed to disclose conflicts of interest that tainted the $438 million buyout of the ambulance operator. Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Travis Laster found that the value of Rural/Metro shares were $21.42 at the time of the sale, above the $17.25 per share ...
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