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Delaware judge sets Twitter, Elon Musk trial for October

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that social media behemoth Twitter Inc. and the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, will face off in a five-day trial beginning in October. Attorneys for Twitter asked Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick to grant an expedited trial in the company’s lawsuit against Musk. Twitter sued Musk in the Delaware Court of Chancery after he announced …

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DOJ wins challenge to Seaford ‘fetal tissue’ law

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

  A Delaware court has overturned a Seaford law that would have required anyone who had an abortion or miscarriage to pay to bury or cremate the fetal tissue. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled Wednesday morning that Seaford, as a junior sovereign, cannot enact a law that conflicts directly with law established by …

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Carney’s Chancery Court nomination draws fire from activists

Betsy Price Economy, Headlines

    Gov. John Carney on Friday nominated Wilmington lawyer Nathan A. Cook to serve on the Delaware Court of Chancery. He also nominated Kelly Hicks Sheridan to serve as a commissioner for the Family Court in New Castle County. Cook, managing partner of Block & Leviton’s Delaware office, was chosen to replace Joseph R. Slights III, who retired in …

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Pro-business group rebrands to focus on judicial fairness

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware will announce that it is rebranding during a Tuesday rally designed to pressure Gov. John Carney to appoint a Black justice to Chancery Court. The group’s name will change to Citizens for Judicial Fairness, to reflect its growth into an organization with a national focus in highlighting gaps in representation and fighting for equity …

Business group launches campaign to see Black Chancery judge

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

This screen grab is from the Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware television ad.   A $350,000 television ad campaign featuring Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Newark Pastor Pastor Blaine Hackett will call for a Black judge to be appointed to Delaware’s Chancery Court. The ad campaign, by Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, will be part of …

Business group: Carney must appoint judge of color to replace Slights

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

With Delaware Chancery Court’s Joseph R. Slights III retiring, a pro-business group is mounting a campaign to have a person of color appointed to the panel of now all-white judges. Vice Chancellor Slights’ retirement came to light when the court began telling lawyers that their cases would be reassigned because of it, according to an article on Law360.com. Slights confirmed …

Business group usually critical of Chancery Court praises last move

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  A business group that is usually harshly critical of Delaware’s Chancery Court praised it this week for striking down a motion against the company at the heart of its organization. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware applauded Chancery for refusing a motion to hold TransPerfect Global in contempt of court. A press release from the business group called the motion …

Pro-Business Delaware launches $550,000 ad urging diversity on courts

Betsy Price Headlines

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is spending more than $550,000 on a television advertising campaign in which the Rev. Al Sharpton criticizes the lack of diversity on Delaware courts. The organization, said to be founded by employees of a company whose owners were angry over their treatment in Delaware’s Chancery Court, comes after organizers of Delaware’s Bench and Bar Judicial …

Pro-business group chides courts for closing on Juneteenth despite little diversity

Betsy Price Government

    Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware issued a press release Friday afternoon chiding the Delaware courts for closing to mark Juneteenth while the courts lack the diversity the business group  wants to see. “It’s a long overdue step for the federal government to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday and I admire President Biden’s leadership,” said Campaign Manager Chris …