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Markell Taps Slights to Serve on Chancery Court

By Tom McParland |

Gov. Jack Markell on Monday named former Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Slights III as his pick to succeed Vice Chancellor John W. Noble on the Court of Chancery.

Drinker Biddle Adds Wilmington Partner to Bankruptcy Team

By Tom McParland |

Philadelphia-based national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath announced for the second time in as many weeks that it has bolstered its Wilmington ranks, this time with the addition of Steven K. Kortanek as a partner on its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring team.

Richards Layton Lawyer Joins Commerce Chamber Committee

Richards, Layton & Finger director Sara Toner was selected by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce to serve on its Economic Development Committee.


Morris James Adds Personal Injury Lawyer

Steven L. Butler joined Morris James in its personal injury litigation group.

Markell Pushes Criminal Justice Reforms in Address

By Tom McParland |

In his final State of the State address last Thursday, Gov. Jack Markell touted recent efforts to reduce Delaware's prison population and pushed for further reforms to the state's criminal justice system.

Del. Supreme Court to Review Death-Penalty Law

By Tom McParland |

The Delaware Supreme Court is set to review the constitutionality of the state's death-penalty law after the court on Thursday accepted certified questions of law posed earlier this week by the Superior Court.

All Del. Capital Cases Stayed Pending High Court Ruling

By Tom McParland |

Delaware Superior Court President Judge Jan R. Jurden on Monday ordered a stay of the more than two dozen pending capital cases in Delaware until the state Supreme Court weighs in on the constitutionality of the state’s capital sentencing scheme.


Drinker Biddle Adds Partner, With Eye on Chancery Practice

By Tom McParland |

Philadelphia-based national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath last week announced it had bulked up its corporate litigation practice with the addition of Michael J. Maimone as a partner in its Wilmington office.

Morris James Appoints Two Attorneys to Partner

James A. Landon and Jonathan G. Strauss were elected as partners at Morris James.

White and Williams Elects Partner, Counsel

White and Williams promoted Timothy S. Martin to partner and Stephen J. Milewski to counsel.

Senate Panel Hears Habitual Offender Reform Bill

By Tom McParland |

Legislation aimed at reforming Delaware's habitual-offender law had its first hearing in a Senate committee last week, as lawmakers and advocates for criminal justice reform expressed a need to revisit certain provisions and hammer out disagreements among the bill's drafters.

The towers of the Detroit Renaissance Center, the world headquarters of the General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. March 30, 2010. Credit: RiverNorthPhotography/

Del. Supreme Court Set to Hear GM Stockholders' Appeal

By Tom McParland |

The Delaware Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday in an appeal of the Court of Chancery's dismissal of a derivative suit against General Motors Co. directors that sought to hold the board members personally liable for damages stemming from the company's defective ignition switches.