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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27, Feb 2015 - Dover, DE NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely after court ruling
Kurt Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Friday after a Delaware family court judge concluded that the NASCAR driver committed an act of domestic violence against his former girlfriend.
27, Feb 2015 - Judge says Caesars bankruptcy case will be held in Illinois
A federal judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday that the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. will proceed in Illinois, denying a motion by several creditor groups who wanted the case ...
27, Feb 2015 - Dover, DE UPDATE 2-NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch after domestic violence ruling
Feb 20 (Reuters) - NASCAR suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday following a Delaware court ruling that found the 2004 Sprint Cup champion had likely physically abused his ex-girlfriend.
27, Feb 2015 - RadioShack to Sell Name Alone With $20 Million Opening Bid
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington, Delaware, approved procedures for a sale of stores, fixtures and inventory and gave permission for a March 23 auction with the offer from Standard General LP as the lead bid. Shannon agreed with the creditors’ committee that the bidding rules can’t unfairly shorten the amount of time that that panel has to investigate details of the debt held ...
27, Feb 2015 - Hedge funds lose court bid over Ancestry.com deal price
A Delaware judge ruled on Friday that a private equity firm paid a fair value of $32 per share to acquire Ancestry.com Inc and rejected hedge fund claims the price should have been as high as $47 per share. The ruling is a setback for an increasingly popular hedge fund strategy called "appraisal arbitrage," in which investors vote against a proposed deal and then ask a judge to determine the ...
27, Feb 2015 - Judge rules Illinois as venue for bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment
WILMINGTON, Del. - A federal judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday that the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. will proceed in Illinois, denying a motion by several creditor groups ...
27, Feb 2015 - Judge's ruling on Chicago court seen as win for Caesars
LAS VEGAS -- A bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday the reorganization of Caesars Entertainment Corporation's largest operating union will take place in Chicago, where the company filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 earlier this month.
27, Feb 2015 - Busch suspension appeal denied, Regan replaces him
By Lewis Franck DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch’s appeal of a suspension imposed after a Delaware judge’s finding of domestic abuse by him was denied by a three-person panel on Saturday. The panel ruled following a two-hour hearing on the eve of Sunday's Daytona 500, but Busch's lawyer vowed to take the driver's appeal to the next level. Busch attorney Rusty Hardin ...
27, Feb 2015 - Smyrna, DE Inmate with more than 2 decades on death row freed — for now
© Delaware Department of Corrections Jermaine Wright. DOVER, Del. — A man who spent more than two decades on Delaware's death row has been set free, for now, as prosecutors appeal a judge's ruling that they cannot use a coerced confession he gave to police while high on heroin.
27, Feb 2015 - U.S. corporations may be 'people,' but they cannot testify -judge
While U.S. corporations sometimes may be viewed as persons when it comes to religious beliefs and free speech, a Delaware judge has ruled they cannot be called to testify in court. The unusual ruling came on the fifth day of a two-week trial over the 2013 management buyout of Dole Food Co Inc, the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer. Dole's owner, Chief Executive David Murdock, Deutsche ...
27, Feb 2015 - Motor racing-Busch suspension appeal denied, Regan replaces him
By Lewis Franck DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Feb 21 (Reuters) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's appeal of a suspension imposed after a Delaware judge's finding of domestic abuse by him was denied by a three-person panel on Saturday. The panel ruled following a two-hour hearing on the eve of Sunday's Daytona 500, but Busch's lawyer vowed to take the driver's appeal to the next level. Busch attorney Rusty ...
27, Feb 2015 - Gaming G uru
LAS VEGAS -- A bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday the reorganization of Caesars Entertainment Corporation's largest operating union will take place in Chicago, where the company filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 earlier this month.
26, Feb 2015 - Delaware judge issues no-contact order sought by ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her. Busch's motorhome driver also testified that Driscoll told him she was a trained assassin for the U.S. government.
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26, Feb 2015 - NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch amid ruling involving domestic violence
(Reuters) - NASCAR suspended 2004 Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday amid a Delaware court ruling involving domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. The suspension means Busch will have to sit out NASCAR's premier event, the Daytona 500, on Sunday. "Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of ...
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