Recent News

Am Law 100 Firms’ Delaware Presence Stresses State’s Strategic Importance

By Tom McParland |

Of the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms, 21 operate offices in Wilmington, highlighting both the prominence of Delaware's legal market and the influence national firms have been able to exert in the First State.

DGCL, Alternative Entity Bills Sailing Toward Final Approval

By Tom McParland |

A suite of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law and the statutes governing limited liability companies and partnerships are headed for final legislative approval this month after moving easily through the House and a Senate panel.

Chancery Court Blocks Inmate's Bid for Correction Dept. Info

By Tom McParland |

The Court of Chancery has tossed a constitutional challenge to a Delaware statute that denies inmates access to Department of Correction policies and procedures for failing to establish standing, saying the plaintiffs' position would undermine public policy and jeopardize safety.

Sen. Coons Set to Speak At 2016 DTLA Convention

The annual Delaware Trial Lawyers Association convention is set for June 10 to 11 in Rehoboth Beach.

Potter Anderson Counsel Elected Into 2016 CAA Class

Potter Anderson & Corroon attorney Joshua W. Martin III was elected to the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

Del. Counsel Group Lawyers Write on Corporate Governance

Partner Ellisa O. Habbart and associate Michael S. Swoyer of The Delaware Counsel Group authored a chapter in the sixth edition of "The Corporate Governance Review."

Measures Aimed at Oversight of LLCs Meet Resistance

By Tom McParland |

Open government advocates last week unveiled draft legislation aimed at tightening financial and security oversight of foreign limited liability companies looking to form in Delaware, an approach that a leading corporation law attorney characterized as a "significant departure" from the state's current statute.

Connolly Gallagher Partner Elected Director of DCEPC

Trisha W. Hall, Connolly Gallagher partner, was elected as a director of the Delaware County Estate Planning Council.

conference

PLI Seminar to Discuss Developments in Del. Law

Delaware law and its role in U.S. corporate and securities law is set to be discussed at the "Delaware Law Developments 2016: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know" Practising Law Institute seminar on Aug. 12.

Morris James Attorney Speaks At DCBA Event in Pennsylvania

Morris James attorney Beth B. Miller spoke at the Delaware County Bar Association on May 17 in Media, Pennsylvania.

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana

By Tom McParland |

A bipartisan bill introduced in the General Assembly last week would build on a previous measure allowing the increased use of medical marijuana by giving patients with terminal illnesses access to the drug by prescription.

Exception to At-Will Employment Seen as Narrow in Delaware

By Tom McParland |

In a ruling that narrows the way for departure from the at-will employment doctrine in Delaware, the Court of Common Pleas said it would take a strict approach to the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in a challenge to job termination.