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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

New York law firm to merge with Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP and Satterlee Stephens  announced  that the partners of both firms have approved the material terms of a merger agreement. The merger is expected that the deal to be  finalized by the end...

Carney, Dem legislators propose $50 million clean water fund

Gov. John Carney, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride announced significant new investments in clean water across Delaware. The fund has the support of two private water utilities and...

Senate confirms Fioravanti to Chancery post

 Gov.  John Carney  on Wednesday praised Paul Fioravanti, Jr. as he was quickly confirmed as Vice Chancellor. “Paul’s litigation experience and judgment will serve our state well on the Court of Chancery – our country’s...

Bill that raises minimum figure for vehicle accident police reports clears committee

A bill that would sharply raises the minimum damage figure required for police reports of vehicle accidents  cleared committee House Bill 281 was introduced by House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach and has  co-sponsors from...

Legislative Hall staffers plan to join union.

In a startling  announcement on the first day of the Legislative Session, staff members of the Delaware General Assembly announced plans to unionize. The effort is believed to be the first of its kind in...

The General Assembly returns

Good afternoon, The Delaware General Assembly convenes today. Legislators still have the wind at their back as fears of a national recession fade and revenue estimates seem to be moving upward. We could see  less controversy  over...

Legislator proposes live streaming, archiving of General Assembly session

Delaware State Rep. Mike Smith, R-Pike Creek, is introducing legislation that calls for audio and video of all General Assembly proceedings  to be streamed live online. His bill  will also call for all the content...

State settles with Horace Mann, representative over transfer of teachers’ retirement accounts

Horace Mann Investors, Inc., has agreed to provide settlement payments to  customers with IRA accounts opened by one of its registered representatives, Dieter Hofmann. In 2016, the State of Delaware moved  its deferred compensation plans...

Pepper Hamilton law firm to merge with Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1. The new law firm, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, or “Troutman Pepper,” will have 1,100 attorneys in 23 offices in the U.S....

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, Skadden Arps tangle over diversity

Skadden Arps and Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware continued a war of the press releases over diversity in the Delaware  corporate law system. Skadden Arps (full name Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom) expressed a...