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, Sep 2014 - Facing shareholder demands, Allergan calls special meeting for December 18
Although Allergan set a date for the meeting, it said in a Delaware court filing that it will review the validity of the shareholder requests for the meeting on Sept. 4. "Such an order would prevent Valeant, Pershing Square, and Mr. Ackman from voting their shares in any special meeting," Allergan said in a statement. California-based Allergan, the maker of Botox anti-wrinkle skin injections, is ...
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman Win Bid to Fast-Track Allergan Case
Delaware Chancery Judge Andre Bouchard today set an Oct. 6 trial date to decide whether Valeant and Ackman properly secured support of enough Allergan stockholders to force a special shareholders meeting to consider replacing a majority of the company’s directors.
01, Sep 2014 - Man Charged With Killing Caseworker Moved To Prison
He was taken to the Delaware County prison, where he is to be arraigned by video on homicide and other charges Tuesday afternoon.
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman get Oct. 6 trial over Allergan special meeting
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman won their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $50 billion hostile takeover fight. Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre Bouchard ordered a three-day trial to begin on Oct. 6. Allergan subsequently set the meeting date.
01, Sep 2014 - Fight continues over the SS United States
Developer Joe Henwood has an idea for the ailing SS United States: Free it from its dockside prison, tow it down the Delaware River, and transform it into a grand, floating hotel beside Harrah's casino in Chester.
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman get October 6 trial over Allergan special meeting
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $50 billion hostile takeover fight. Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre Bouchard ordered a three-day trial to begin on Oct. 6. Allergan ...
01, Sep 2014 - Drug lab scandal could get cases tossed in Delaware
A Superior Court judge is holding a hearing involving two drug crime defendants that could determine the fate of thousands of drug prosecutions in Delaware.
01, Sep 2014 - Delaware judge fast-tracks Valeant, Pershing lawsuit over Allergan special meeting
A Delaware judge granted a request by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Pershing Square Capital Management for expedited proceedings in a special meeting dispute with Allergan Inc. Andre Bouchard ...
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Pershing Square Allowed Fast-Track Trial Over Allergan Special Meeting
Delaware court judge Wednesday approved a request from William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital LP and Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX, VRX.TO) for a fast-tracked lawsuit against Allergan Inc. (AGN), to force the botox maker to call a special meeting related to the $54 billion takeover offer.
31, Aug 2014 - Drug lab scandal could get cases thrown out in Delaware
A Superior Court judge is holding a hearing involving two drug crime defendants that could determine the fate of thousands of drug prosecutions in Delaware.
31, Aug 2014 - Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Ruling on Remand in PharmAthene Litigation
NEW YORK -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. , a company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, announced that, on August 8, 2014, the ...
31, Aug 2014 - Nationwide Financial ordered to pay $10.3 million
Citing "institutional incompetence" at Nationwide Financial's mutual-funds business, based in King of Prussia, a Delaware judge ordered the company to pay a Michigan investment manager $10.3 million for breaching a contract.
31, Aug 2014 - Judge seeks info on Charlene Tabb's home ownership before ruling
A Delaware County judge said Monday he wanted more information about Charlene Tabb's ownership of four Muncie properties before ruling on her request for public funds to pay for a transcript of her May murder trial.
31, Aug 2014 - UA Student Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Deadly Boat Crash
DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas student who drove drunk in a boat crash that killed two classmates last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree manslaughter, according to his attorney. John Stuart DeSelms is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 29. He may receive between four years and life in […]
31, Aug 2014 - Concord Voters Denied ‘First Class Township’ Ballot Question
A four-hour hearing in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas regarding a ballot question petition for Concord voters resulted in a one-page order, Aug. 14, as Judge James Proud denied the petition.
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