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Friday, July 19, 2019

Former Richards, Layton & Finger president to head office for BLB&G

The New York law firm of  Bernstein, Litowitz Berger & Grossmann  is opening a new location with Greg Varallo,  the former President of Richards, Layton & Finger heading the new office. “I could not be more...

Cigarette, vaping sales age now 21 in Delaware

Effective today, Delaware has  raised  the age of sale of tobacco products to 21. The law, known as Tobacco 21, aims to reduce tobacco use, address the youth vaping epidemic and save lives.  “The use of tobacco-related...

Overstock.com ordered to pay $7.2 million in damages for unclaimed property law...

Online giant Overstock.com has been ordered to millions of dollars in penalties for violating a Delaware law on gift cards. A New Castle County Superior Court Jury determined ruled against overstock and in favor of...

TransPerfect group seeks big changes for Chancery Court

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware announced a new platform  aimed at Delaware Chancery Court practices.  "Delaware has dropped 10 spots to number 11 according to the Chamber of Commerce in its judicial rankings," said Citizens...

Chief Justice Strine’s TransPerfect legacy

Outgoing Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine did not preside over the TransPerfect  case, but his departure will not lead to any tearful farewells from parties  involved in the TransPerfect case. The high court, under Strine, ...

Strine to step down as Delaware Chief Justice

Delaware Chief Justice and former Chancellor  Leo E. Strine, Jr. plans to retire. Strine delivered the letter to  Carney on Monday.  The governor’s office announced that  Strine is on vacation and is not available for...

Proposed bill seeks to disclose fees paid to company custodians

A bill has been introduced that would require Chancery Court to disclose fees paid in rare cases where a custodian is paid to appointed to deal with the deadlocked sale of a company. The legislation...

Governor signs early voting bill

Gov. John Carney Sunday night  signed a bill that will establish early voting in the state, but not in time for the presidential election in 2020. The legislation passed both the House and Senate by lopsided...

DuPont, Corteva deny liability claims made in lawsuit filed by Chemours

DuPont and Corteva, Inc. are denying claims in a lawsuit filed by Chemours over environmental liabilities. Chemours was spun off from DuPont since 2015. DuPont and Corteva were recently spun off from the merger of...

Damon named president of Richards, Layton & Finger law firm

Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, elected Doneene K. Damon as president and Lisa A. Schmidt as executive vice president of the firm.  Richards, Layton & Finger is Delaware's largest law firm. Paul M. Altman has been...