Recent News

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.

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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.

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With a Dover 'Homecoming,' Slights Joins Chancery Court Bench Slights

By Tom McParland |

In what was hailed as a homecoming, Joseph R. Slights III on May 13 publicly took the oath of office to become the 39th member of the Delaware Court of Chancery before a packed courtroom in the Kent County Courthouse.

Two Wilmington Firms' Battle Over Attorney Fees Rolls On Fees

By Tom McParland |

A heated dispute between two Wilmington law firms will continue to play out in Delaware Superior Court after a judge last week let stand both counts of a complaint seeking compensation for attorney fees and work performed.

Blank Rome Attorney Named DSBA Litigation Section Chair

Adam V. Orlacchio of Blank Rome was elected chair of the Delaware State Bar Association's litigation section.

Morris Nichols Partner to Speak on Bankruptcy Law

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell partner Curtis Miller is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Delaware Bench and Bar Conference.

Ferry Joseph Elects Lawyer as Director

Lisa L. Coggins was elected as a director of Ferry Joseph.

Delaware Rapid Arbitration Program Off to Slow Start in First Year in Effect

By Tom McParland |

In the year since Delaware launched a revamped arbitration initiative allowing parties to settle disputes quickly and discreetly, the program has so far failed to gain traction among litigants, as not a single proceeding has yet been filed under the new system.

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Former Connolly Bove Attorney Joins Panitch Schwarze

By Tom McParland |

Paul E. Crawford, a former attorney with Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, has joined the Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel as senior counsel in its Wilmington office.

Delaware Launches New Blockchain Initiative for Businesses

By Tom McParland |

Gov. Jack Markell last week rolled out a new initiative that aims to lay the regulatory and legal groundwork to expand the use and development of blockchain technology for Delaware-incorporated businesses.

Elliott Greenleaf Adds Associate in Wilmington

Kathryn H. Harmon joined Elliott Greenleaf as an associate in its Wilmington office.

Berger Harris Co-Founder to Speak at Real Estate Summit

Benjamin "Buddy" Berger of Berger Harris is set to speak at the 2016 Delaware Commercial Real Estate Forecast Summit on May 20 in Wilmington.