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Delaware Superior Court excludes expert testimony in medical negligence case

Sara McCleary Nov. 24, 2017, 12:18pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted the defendants’ motion to exclude an expert’s testimony in a case for alleged medical negligence.

Juror-turned-plaintiff loses suit after slipping on Delaware courthouse ice

John Sammon Nov. 18, 2017, 9:59am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a woman against the state of Delaware Office of Management and Budget who sought damages after slipping on ice in a courthouse parking lot was turned back on Oct. 30. The Delaware Superior Court ruled the state was immune from liability.

Bob Evans Farms stockholder alleges incomplete proxy statement was filed

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 9, 2017, 8:44am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Bob Evans Farms stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against it and the company's board of directors over allegations of a failure to disclose information.

Judge denies Wawa's motion in 'hoagie guts' lawsuit

Sara McCleary Oct. 31, 2017, 9:25am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a convenience store’s motion for summary judgment and for a protective order in a slip-and-fall dispute.

Trustee, U.S. Bank poke noses in CFPB's $21M student loan settlement

Angela Underwood Oct. 17, 2017, 9:25am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Two financial agencies have filed motions to intervene in a federal agency's $21.6 million settlement with student loan trusts over allegations of illegal debt collection.

Delaware court rules mall owner not entitled to insurance coverage in fraud case

Dee Thompson Oct. 10, 2017, 1:45pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – In a class action lawsuit involving alleged overcharging for electricity at a Florida mall, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware has ruled that the mall owner and real estate management company are not entitled to insurance coverage in a fraud case filed by a hair salon and other tenants.

Four asbestos rulings in Delaware favor defendants

David Hutton Oct. 10, 2017, 1:04pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court granted summary judgment Aug. 30 in a pair of asbestos-related cases, with all four decisions favoring the defendants.

Stockerholder seeks to halt transaction between Kite Pharma, Gilead Sciences

Wadi Reformado Sep. 14, 2017, 11:00am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of Kite Pharma is seeking to enjoin a proposed transaction because of an alleged violation of federal securities laws.

Delaware court dismisses Martha Stewart shareholder challenge

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 13, 2017, 3:59pm

The court, in its Aug. 18 opinion, ruled that the 2015 sale of Stewart’s merchandising company to Sequential Brands Group Inc. -- worth more than $350 million -- included the appropriate protective measures.

Delaware accuses pawnshop of racketeering scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:14am

DOVER, Delaware (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against a pawnshop in Middletown for allegations of selling stolen goods and running a criminal enterprise under the state’s racketeering statutes. Denn seeks $6.5 million in civil penalties.

Delaware tells Newark motel operators: Reduce crime or lose property

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:06am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the operators of the Rodeway Inn at 1110 and 1120 South College Ave. in Newark agreed to a settlement after allegations of being a criminal nuisance property.

Napoli firm's Actos suit tossed because of paralegal's mix-up

Glenn Minnis Aug. 28, 2017, 9:39am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court has rejected a woman’s lawsuit over the prescription drug Actos because of a mix-up at the law firm representing her.

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. officers accused of fraudulent practices

Wadi Reformado Jul. 25, 2017, 11:54am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Stockholders allege that current and former officers and directors of AmTrust Financial Services breached their fiduciary duties

Shareholder alleges Panera Bread violated law

Louie Torres Jun. 18, 2017, 11:25am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) — A shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Panera Bread and company officials, alleging violation of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act.

Stockholder alleges RetailMeNot, board members violated law

Mike Torres May 5, 2017, 9:23am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — A common stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas corporation and its board, alleging violation of federal law.

Shareholder derivative lawsuit filed against Tesla board of directors

Jessica Karmasek May 2, 2017, 1:20pm

The plaintiffs allege, according to a motion for permission to file under seal, violations of federal securities laws and state laws.

Delaware to receive $1.45 million portion of 10-state settlement with Volkswagen

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:11am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 31 that the state will receive a $1.45 million portion of a 10-state settlement with Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi.

Delaware Supreme Court extends suspension of attorney for allegedly concealing ethical violations

David Hutton Mar. 22, 2017, 10:17am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has sided with the Board on Professional Responsibility to extend the suspension of attorney S. Harold Lankenau.

GM sues asbestos trusts over payments to former employee’s widow

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 16, 2017, 11:15am

According to its four complaints, General Motors LLC has been making weekly payments of death benefits. The company contends it should have been informed that its former employee’s widow also has been receiving payments from the trusts.

Add lawsuit filed over alleged escheatment of shares to Alere’s list of woes

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 6, 2017, 2:35pm

A Swiss doctor filed his lawsuit against Alere Inc. and Computershare Limited in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware last month. In 2008, the plaintiff acquired 11,931 shares in Alere, and held those shares until, he claims, they were wrongfully escheated, or seized by the State of Delaware, in February 2013.