Category: Legal Services

(AP) — A provision in Delaware’s constitution requiring a political balance among state court judges is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling came in the case of James Adams, a lawyer who sued Democratic Gov. John Carney over a constitutional provision that requires Delaware’s governor to split judicial nominations between the two major…

(AP) — A federal appeals court has breathed new life into a lawsuit by one of several companies that have challenged Delaware’s abandoned property seizures. The court on Monday vacated a judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. Marathon, which operates Speedway gas stations, invoked U.S. Supreme Court rulings involving states’…

(AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could make sports betting widely available. The case the justices are hearing Monday is a result of New Jersey’s yearslong effort to bring betting on sports to its casinos and racetracks. New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports…

(AP) — A Delaware woman charged with transferring more than $6 million from the operating account of the financial services company where she was vice president into her own bank accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. WDEL-FM reports the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that 67-year-old Roberta Czap was sentenced Monday. Czap…

(AP) — State finance officials are advising caution as lawmakers consider legalizing recreational marijuana use in Delaware. At a task force meeting Wednesday, officials noted that any regulatory structure the state might set up could be pre-empted by federal law, and that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains a staunch foe of legalization. Using data…

NEW YORK (AP) — The three countries named in the indictment of former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort span three separate continents but all have something in common: They’re island nations with a legacy of relatively lax oversight of offshore entities and a known history of being a conduit for suspicious money. Special counsel Robert…

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, a group of former TransPerfect employees, sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, urging him to consider the risk of locating a second headquarters in Delaware. The letter was sent after the resignation of Senior Vice President Xavier Fort and Vice President Matt Hauser, as well as a number of…

(AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former employee of a chemical company that spun off from the DuPont Co. in 2015 has been charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets and sell them to Chinese investors. An indictment unsealed this week accuses Chemours Co. ex-worker Jerry Jindong Xu of trying to steal information about sodium…