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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Grants-in-Aid restoration urged by GOP reps as revenue picture remains rosy

Delaware House Republicans are calling for the restoration of Grants-In-Aid funding after revenue estimates were raised by $47.5 million. The Delaware Economic Financial and Advisory Council (DEFAC)  released its last state revenue forecast Monady in...

Law notes: June 18, 2018

Fox and Rothschild  adds 23-attorney firm with offices in Chicago and Wilmington  In a move that more than doubles its Windy City presence and adds to its office in Wilmington, Delaware, Fox Rothschild LLP announced...

Milford couple indicted on charges of reporting and getting treatment for non-existent...

A Milford couple has been indicted on insurance fraud charges linked to reporting a non-existent auto accident. Diliana Legeros, 33, and Joseph Aubourg, 33,  were indicted by a Delaware Grand Jury  and were arrested after...

House speaker proposes cutting casino relief by half

Delaware House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf introduced an amendment Thursday that would cut the financial impact of Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144 in half. In April, the Senate passed a bill to offer relief to...

Update: Poultry processor Mountaire takes shots at law firms ...

Mountaire   Farms has responded to what it calls a "media blitz" by two firms that announced class action suit over water issues at its Millsboro site.  At a press event on Wednesday,   the...

Analysis: Legislation aims to smooth out budget roller coaster

Legislation that came out of last year’s chaotic final days of the General Assembly has been introduced.  that calls for a budget stabilization fund that would give legislators and governors fewer incentives in tapping into...

DeMatteis nominated for UD trustee post after Grant bows out

Lawyer, executive and political veteran Claire DeMatteis was nominated by Gov. John Carney serve as a member of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees.  “From her time serving as a top aide to then-Senator Joe Biden...

Wilmington ICE and U.S. Attorney’s office help return rare stolen letter from Christopher Columbus

The  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned a more than 500-year-old copy of Christopher Columbus’ letter describing his discoveries in the Americas to Spain during a  repatriation ceremony at the Residence of the...

Room tax increase bill for New Castle County on its way to governor

A bill that will allow New Castle County to levy a room  tax on hotel rooms is on its way to the governor. House Bill 377 was passed by lopsided margins in both the Senate...

Delaware lawyer Neff gets eight years in federal prison for payday loan scheme

Wheeler Neff, a  Delaware lawyer  who spent nearly a decade helping clients collect hundreds of millions of dollars in payday loans was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison, fined $50,000 and ordered...
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