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Attorney Suspended from the Practice of Law Because of a Practical Joke
Posted on 4 Jul 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

Adam Gelof was employed for approximately 20 years as a Deputy Attorney General (DAG) with the Sussex County, Delaware, Department of Justice, with the majority of his career spent in the felony trial unit. When Gelof was at work in the Sussex County... Read More

Not A Delaware Lawyer? Here's A Delaware Practice And Procedure Guide
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

These guidelines for collaboration between Delaware counsel and non-Delaware lawyers were prepared by Francis G.X. Pileggi, Kevin F. Brady and Jill Agro. This is a compilation of selected key Delaware court decisions, rules, and customs to guide Delaware... Read More

The Delaware Supreme Court And Certified Questions
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

Justice Henry duPont Ridgely of the Delaware Supreme Court has published an essay on the procedure that courts around the country may follow to present issues of Delaware law to Delaware's High Court. The essay was based on His Honor's remarks... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Delaware Supreme Court Deals Blow To Merger Litigation Plaintiffs
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By M. Norman Goldberger and Laura E. Krabill On [March 14], theDelaware Supreme Court adopted the business judgment rule standard of review for some controlling stockholder freeze-out mergers and potentially other interested party transactions. In... Read More

DLA Piper: Delaware High Court Upholds Fee-Shifting Provision In Company Bylaw, Signifying A Future Sea Change In Corporate Litigation
Posted on 22 May 2014 by DLA Piper

By: Jay Coogan and John L. Reed The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that a Delaware corporate bylaw that requires a losing claimant to pay the legal fees and expenses of the defendants is not invalid per se , and if otherwise enforceable... Read More

Delaware High Court Declines To Adopt More Stringent Standards For Motions To Dismiss
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

Central Mortgage Co. v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC, No. 595-2010 (Del. Supr. Aug. 18, 2011), read Delaware Supreme Court's en banc opinion here . Issue Addressed Whether Delaware should adopt the more stringent standard for... Read More

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Attorney Fees For Non-Monetary Benefit
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

EMAK Worldwide, Inc. v. Kurz, No. 512, 2011 (Del. April 17, 2012) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ]. Several prior decisions in this matter by both the Delaware Supreme Court, and the Court of Chancery are highlighted and linked... Read More