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Young Conaway, Attorney Hit With Fraud Suit in Florida

By Jeff Mordock |

A New York investor group that unknowingly financed a phony treasure hunt for emeralds dating back to the 1600s filed a lawsuit last week in a Florida federal court alleging Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor and firm attorney Bruce L. Silverstein attempted to profit from the scheme.

Vaughn Confirmed as Del. Supreme Court's Newest Justice

By Jeff Mordock |

The Delaware General Assembly unanimously confirmed Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. on Oct. 8 as the next justice on the Delaware Supreme Court. Vaughn will replace retired Justice Carolyn Berger, who stepped down from the court last month.

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Inheritance, Not Just Income, Included in Alimony Calculations

By Jeff Mordock |

Family Court judges must factor in the principal of an individual's inheritance, not just the interest income he or she receives from the inheritance, when determining if someone is dependent for the purposes of calculating how much alimony he or she should receive, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

Strine Forms Committee to Overhaul Problem-Solving Courts

By Jeff Mordock |

In a sweeping measure that could overhaul the state's so-called "problem-solving courts," Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. formed a committee composed of active state judges to review those courts for effectiveness and determine which courts "warrant continuation," Strine announced Wednesday.