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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/
  • Sep 14

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction
    In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 2014). This Chancery decision is noteworthy for its analysis of the applicable standard for a motion to dismiss members of a special…
  • Sep 14

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation
    In Scott v. Dandero, C.A. No. 9041-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Court of Chancery applied general principles of comity and judicial efficiency to deny a request to lift a stay of a case before it involving parties and issues…
  • Sep 9

    Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Clause Outside Delaware

    Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Clause Outside Delaware
    City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares Inc., et al., No. 9795, 2014 WL 4409816 (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014). The Delaware Court of Chancery upheld the forum selection clause of the bylaws of a Delaware corporation that requires most…
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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,…
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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/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Sep 15

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate
    Authored By Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | September 10, 2014 In lengthy disputes where a judgment is entered as of a date several years in the past,…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Sep 15

    How to Apologize At Work

    How to Apologize At Work
    Humility is a virtue.  And, for most of us, it doesn’t come easily.  Particularly for those of us who want to be good at our jobs and to please to whom we report, owning up to a mistake at work can be a difficult task. …
  • Sep 10

    Traveling for Work and Late-Night Email

    Traveling for Work and Late-Night Email
    Traveling for work has its pros and cons.  I spent the last two weeks in sunny Santa Monica, California.  I was there to take multiple depositions in an expedited proceeding, which meant that I escaped my hotel room / conference…
  • Aug 26

    Understanding Gender-Identity Discrimination

    Understanding Gender-Identity Discrimination
    This article was written by Lauren Moak Russell. I’m in California for two weeks, taking depositions, and am very thankful for the contribution in my absence. This has been a month of major changes in the employment law landscape…
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • Sep 16

    New House bills seek to slow the EEOC's roll

    New House bills seek to slow the EEOC's roll
    Halftime of the Eagles-Colts game. So, I only have 15 minutes to crank this one out. Here we go... Two new bills in the House to watch. 1. The Litigation Oversight Act of 2014: This bill would amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…
  • Sep 15

    What employers need to know about "subtle bias" before it becomes an in-your-face lawsuit

    What employers need to know about "subtle bias" before it becomes an in-your-face lawsuit
    Over the weekend, I read this CareerBuilder poll, which found that the majority of workers don't aspire to leadership roles. Here are the numbers:One in 5 workers (20 percent) feel his or her organization has a glass ceiling - an unseen…
  • Sep 12

    How swift response to racial slurs and graffiti defused a discrimination claim

    How swift response to racial slurs and graffiti defused a discrimination claim
    You have an employee handbook, an anti-harassment policy, training, the whole nine. But, sometimes, notwithstanding your best efforts to create a positive, respectful workplace, you receive a complaint from an employee who claims to be the…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
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Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 10

    Trump Entertainment Resorts Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware

    Trump Entertainment Resorts Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware
    Trump Entertainment Resorts, along with its affiliated debtors (“Trump Resorts” or “Debtors”), filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on September 9, 2014 (the “Petition Date”) in the…
  • Sep 6

    Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

    Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment
    The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for…
  • Sep 4

    Reclamation Rights to Recover Goods from a Debtor under Section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code

    Reclamation Rights to Recover Goods from a Debtor under Section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code
    What remedies do you have to recover goods shipped to a company in the weeks leading up to its bankruptcy?  As to those goods shipped 45 days prior to a debtor’s filing, Section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code provides a reclamation…
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Supreme Court Analyses of Excusable Neglect Standard

    Supreme Court Analyses of Excusable Neglect Standard
    The Delaware Supreme Court recently analyzed the standard of excusable neglect sufficient to vacate a default judgment.  In the case of Christiana Mall, LLC v. Emory Hill and Company (opinion here), Christiana Mall sought to overturn the…
  • Aug 12

    Custody – Rebuttable Presumptions and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

    Custody – Rebuttable Presumptions and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
    In a prior post I described the factors the Family Court of the State of Delaware examines when determining custody of a child.  Number 7 in the list of factors is “[e]vidence of domestic violence as provided for in…
  • Jul 30

    Fox Rothschild Blogroll

    Fox Rothschild Blogroll
    In addition to the Delaware Trial Practice Blog, we encourage you to check out the other 35 blogs published by Fox Rothschild attorneys.  The Fox Rothschild blog roll ranges from Fashion Law to Privacy Law (a link to all of the Fox…
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Appraisal Proceedings: Interest Included in Calculation

    Appraisal Proceedings: Interest Included in Calculation
    Under Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”), the Court is authorized to add simple or compound interest to the appraised value to a dissenting shareholder. The Court has discretion whether to award simple or…
  • Aug 31

    Valuation Methodologies in Appraisal Proceedings (Part II)

    Valuation Methodologies in Appraisal Proceedings (Part II)
    In a prior post, we discussed valuation methodologies utilized by the Delaware Court of Chancery.  The Court of Chancery generally utilizes a discounted cash flow methodology in appraisal proceedings. However, Delaware courts have…
  • Aug 31

    Contractual Freedom in Delaware Alternative Entities Discussed by Chief Justice Strine and Vice Chancellor Laster

    Contractual Freedom in Delaware Alternative Entities Discussed by Chief Justice Strine and Vice Chancellor Laster
    In a recent article co-authored by Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine, Jr., and Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster, entitled The Siren Song of Contractual Freedom, these jurists of import opine on the contractual freedom accorded…
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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…
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White Collar Defense Update

White Collar Defense Update

Covers Federal criminal statutes, investigations, criminal defense issues. By Dilworth Paxson LLP.

http://www.whitecollardefenseupdate.com/
  • May 19

    Department of Justice Changes Standard for False Statement Charge

    Department of Justice Changes Standard for False Statement Charge
    By Marc J. WeinsteinCharging a defendant with making a false statement in a federal case under 18 USC Section 1001 is a significant tool for federal prosecutors. The statute makes it a federal crime, punishable by a term of imprisonment of…
  • Jan 7

    Two Against One: What To Do When the Trial Judge Becomes An Advocate for the Government

    Two Against One: What To Do When the Trial Judge Becomes An Advocate for the Government
    By Christopher H. CaseyThe Federal Rules of Evidence permit a trial judge to examine a witness at trial. Rule 614(b) states that the court "may examine a witness regardless of who calls the witness." Rule 614(c) allows any party to object…
  • Dec 19

    Beware of "Piling On" by Government Agencies in Big Regulatory Case

    Beware of "Piling On" by Government Agencies in Big Regulatory Case
    By Joseph U. MetzLast month's $13 billion settlement agreement between JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Justice Department and state regulators over the bank's sale of mortgage-linked bonds, the largest settlement ever between the Justice…
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Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
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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
Rank this Week: 4949

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.…
Rank this Week: 2802

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: 4617

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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