Category: Legal Services

Earlier this summer, if you were offered a public school teaching position in Delaware you would have been mandated to join the Delaware teachers’ union (DSEA). Union dues would automatically deduct from your paycheck, and unless you “opted out,” monthly contributions to the union’s Political Action Committee would be deducted as well. If you were…

(AP) — An agreement reached in the sale of Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio won’t leave Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep holding the bag. Lantern Capital Partners said Friday it’s agreed to make payments to unsecured creditors, such as actors seeking residuals, as part of a $289 million Weinstein Co. acquisition it…

The state House has given final approval to legislation expanding the number of judges on Delaware’s Chancery Court. The House voted unanimously Thursday for the measure, which increases the number of vice chancellors from four to six. The legislation previously won unanimous Senate approval and now goes to Democratic Gov. John Carney for his signature.…

Philadelphia-based law firm Fox Rothschild earlier this month announced the expansion of new offices in Chicago and Wilmington following a merger with Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, a 23-attorney firm focused on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and real estate. “This merger will boost our litigation and real estate capabilities and add a deep bench of bankruptcy lawyers…

(AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has upheld the drug dealing and conspiracy convictions of a woman who illegally sold medical marijuana. The court ruled Tuesday that Facebook posts in which Jessica Andreavich promoted her activities and listed prices for her products were properly allowed into evidence by a judge. Andreavich argued that the Facebook posts…

(AP) — A Delaware business owner who pleaded guilty in March to withholding employee tax contributions has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. News outlets cite a Monday announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that says 55-year-old Jeffrey Minner also was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution. The Justice Department said Minner…

Delaware’s General Assembly has a knack for passing legislation on the hot topic of the day — sometimes placing more value on being first than carefully deliberating the law. This can result in statutes that are vulnerable to judicial scrutiny. The Delaware Compensation History Law (19 Del. C. § 709B), passed on June 14, 2017,…