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Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 28

    Defenses to Advancement Based on Conditions in Agreement Rejected

    Defenses to Advancement Based on Conditions in Agreement Rejected
    Blankenship v. Alpha Appalachia Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 10610-CB (Del. Ch., May 28, 2015). This is the latest Chancery decision in a long series of recent Delaware decisions (and one of two opinions handed down today), rejecting defenses to…
  • May 28

    Chancery Addresses Advancement Claim for Offensive v. Defensive Litigation

    Chancery Addresses Advancement Claim for Offensive v. Defensive Litigation
    Mooney v. Echo Therapeutics, Inc., C. A. No. 10054-VCP (Del. Ch. May 28, 2015). This is one of two Chancery decisions in separate matters handed down today on the issue of advancement. This opinion is notable for its treatment of ……
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than in the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with ……
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The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • May 29

    The Department of Labor issued new FMLA forms #NudgeTheInternet

    The Department of Labor issued new FMLA forms #NudgeTheInternet
    [music] Here they are: WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF) WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition (PDF) WH-381 Notice of…
  • May 28

    We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast

    We’ve got a date, you and me, for a lunchtime wage and hour webcast
    I’ll even treat. Ok, it’s free. Seriously, if you don’t yet have plans today for lunch (or, for you in the West, breakfast, or whatever it is you do out there at 9 am), register here for a free…
  • May 27

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.

    Those without Facebook accounts need not apply. Well, maybe not in one state.
    Forcing job applicants to disclose social media logins and passwords as a condition of employment is so 2013 — kinda like this crappy blog. So, the State of Oregon is this close to becoming the first state to expand its social media…
Rank this Week: 490

Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
Rank this Week: 464

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • May 29

    Federal Court Finds Divisibility, Ruling in Favor of Volumetric Approach to CERCLA Divisibility in Fox River Sediment Cleanup Case

    Federal Court Finds Divisibility, Ruling in Favor of Volumetric Approach to CERCLA Divisibility in Fox River Sediment Cleanup Case
    In the latest development in the litigation over the environmental cleanup of the Fox River in northeastern Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has found that NCR Corporation’s liability for the…
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
Rank this Week: 905

The Art of Finding a Way Out

The Art of Finding a Way Out

Covers business bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. By Brad Sandler.

http://www.absolutepriorityblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cool Bankruptcy image

    Cool Bankruptcy image
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  • Nov 9

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse
    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesses Claudia, a hairdresser at the salon I frequent, impressed me as a woman who had her life together. She was also a caring mother of two children. Therefore I was shocked to learn that Claudia's…
  • Nov 7

    Cool Business image

    Cool Business image
    A few nice business images I found:
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Delaware Law Office

Delaware Law Office

News, facts, and opinions, and current legal events in Delaware. By Larry D. Sullivan.

http://delawoffice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Tomorrow ( June

    Tomorrow ( June
    Tomorrow ( June 16 ) is the Blues Festival in Saint Georges! It's for a great charity, CSO, inc, which is preparing to support the region in disaster relief and recovery efforts! It is being put on for us by Blue Horizon PromotionsIt is…
  • Apr 4

    How FBAR Affects Business with Foreign Bank Tie

    How FBAR Affects Business with Foreign Bank Tie
    In 1970 the U.S. government passed the Bank Secrecy Act, aimed at discovering financial accounts and transactions that U.S. taxpayers held in foreign banks. Specifically, to ensure proper taxes were being paid on any income. The original goal…
  • May 4

    The Sad State of Dispute Resolution- Why Can't We Just All Get Along?

    The Sad State of Dispute Resolution- Why Can't We Just All Get Along?
    Where is the best venue for dispute resolution?I guess that one way of looking at it depends on where you stand in the dispute. Your every day average Joe figures to have their best shot in a courtroom, possibly with a sympathetic jury.…
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Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 27

    DE Bankruptcy Court Denies Canadian Employees’ Motion to File Late Proof of Claim in Nortel

    DE Bankruptcy Court Denies Canadian Employees’ Motion to File Late Proof of Claim in Nortel
    In the case of In re Nortel Networks, Inc. et al., Case No. 09-10138 (KG) (Del. Bankr. Ct. May 21, 2015), Judge Gross considered a motion filed by the “Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Employees Terminated Pre-Petition” seeking leave…
  • May 12

    Orchard Supply – The Trouble With Motions to Dismi

    Orchard Supply – The Trouble With Motions to Dismi
    Summary In a 14 page decision released May 12, 2015, Judge Sontchi of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court illustrated why even perfect motions to dismiss may not be worth filing.  Judge Sontchi’s opinion is available here (the…
  • May 11

    Court Reiterates that Debtor’s Setoff Rights Trump those of Claimant

    Court Reiterates that Debtor’s Setoff Rights Trump those of Claimant
    In the bankruptcy case of ADI Liquidation, Inc. (f/k/a AWI Delaware, Inc.), Bankr. No. 14-12092 (KJC), the Court considered a motion by creditor Western Family Foods, Inc. (“WFFI”) for relief from the automatic stay to exercise…
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Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 27

    Superior Court Bench-Bar Program

    Superior Court Bench-Bar Program
    The Superior Court recently enacted  Administrative Directive 2015-4.  This Directive amends and supersedes Administrative Directive 2011-5 regarding the Bench-Bar Program.  The Program provides…
  • May 20

    Superior Court Announces High School Internship Program

    Superior Court Announces High School Internship Program
    The Court’s inaugural high school internship program will take place from July 13-July 17, 2015.  The week long internship program is designed to introduce high school students to the internal processes of the Delaware…
  • May 19

    A Reminder of the Importance of Civility and Decorum

    A Reminder of the Importance of Civility and Decorum
    The Court of Common Pleas adopted and publishes Standards for Attorneys’ Professionalism and Civility in a Courtroom Setting. Though published by one tribunal, in my experience the Standards expressed by the Court of Common Pleas are…
Rank this Week: 2255

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2249

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 22

    Implementation of the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

    Implementation of the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
    The Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery have each amended their Rules to implement the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act.  The announcement of these amendments provides, Amendments to the Delaware Supreme Court Rules and the…
  • May 14

    Supreme Court Addresses Motion To Dismi

    Supreme Court Addresses Motion To Dismi
    On May 6, 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court heard oral argument on two cases that presented the same question: “In an action for damages against corporate fiduciaries, where the plaintiff challenges an interested transaction that is…
  • Apr 30

    Advancement and Indemnification Rights – Recovering Interest

    Advancement and Indemnification Rights – Recovering Interest
    Are corporate officials entitled to interest on advancement and indemnification obligations owed by the company? While the statute, 8 Del. C. § 145, does not address the recovery of interest directly, the answer is yes.…
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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
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Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 12

    Delaware Social Media Privacy Law Moves Ahead

    Delaware Social Media Privacy Law Moves Ahead
    At our Annual Employment Law Seminar last week, I spoke about the “Facebook Privacy” bill that was then pending in Delaware’s House of Representatives.  The bill passed the House on later that day and is now headed to…
  • Apr 16

    Delaware, Ahead of the (Pregnancy) Curve

    Delaware, Ahead of the (Pregnancy) Curve
    By Lauren E.M. Russell In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Supreme Court interpreted the language of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which requires that employers treat pregnant employees in the same manner as other…
  • Mar 2

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA
    The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
Rank this Week: 4768

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Comments on environmental law. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP.

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    ARCHITECTURAL COVENANTS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR FAILURE TO CONTAIN STANDARDS OF REVIEW

    ARCHITECTURAL COVENANTS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR FAILURE TO CONTAIN STANDARDS OF REVIEW
    Covenants that require an architectural review committee or homeowners association board to approve owner changes to their homes and grounds have been a mainstay in Delaware condominium and non-condominium community documents for many years. …
  • Mar 16

    Curse Those Seals -Already Revisited

    Curse Those Seals -Already Revisited
    In a Delaware Superior Court case that is somewhat the opposite of the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Strong case discussed in my February 26 entry, we now have another Delaware pronouncement in a foreclosure case involving seals. In Nationstar…
  • Feb 26

    Confession of Judgment Non-Resident Affidavits: Pitfalls and Work-Around

    Confession of Judgment Non-Resident Affidavits: Pitfalls and Work-Around
    Delaware lenders and their attorneys are accustomed to seeing affidavits at commercial loan closings of borrowers and guarantors authorizing the entry of a judgment by confession, which state their contact with Delaware, and include the…
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Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Discusses immigration issues, news and legal developments. By Xiaojuan "Carrie" Huang.

http://www.deimmigration.com
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Executive Action on Immigration
    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal…
  • Nov 20

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action
    Based on a briefing today at the White House, the following elements are expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement on immigration executive actions, also known as the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive…
  • Nov 20

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action
    Based on a briefing today at the White House, the following elements are expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement on immigration executive actions, also known as the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive…
Rank this Week: 4828

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement
    Significant time, money and resources often goes into developing client relationships. To protect these relationships, more companies are requiring managers and other employees who have significant contact with clients to sign…
  • Feb 4

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction
    Unlike the employer-employee situation, a business merger or acquisition is likely to involve the sale of assets which includes the goodwill of the business. Noncompetition agreements entered into as part of a sale of a business are designed…
  • Jan 29

    Survey of Chancery Court Cases Shows Most Litigants Obtain Expedited Relief

    Survey of Chancery Court Cases Shows Most Litigants Obtain Expedited Relief
    A recent survey conducted by several of my colleagues demonstrates the speed in which litigants can obtain preliminary relief from the Court of Chancery. The survey included a sampling and analysis of approximately 200 cases between 2009 and…
Rank this Week: 3797

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 3802

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

By The Law Office of Michael Abram.

http://www.delawarecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Committing an Imaginary Crime

    Committing an Imaginary Crime
    Recently Shane Kiser was arrested and charges with, among other things, attempted rape in the first degree. The investigation alleges that Mr. Kiser was attempting to solicit sex with a young boy over the internet. The interesting thing is…
  • Oct 21

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court
    Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court. This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he…
  • Sep 10

    Delaware Police Seizure

    Delaware Police Seizure
    A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can, and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime…
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