Category: Legal Services

By Ken Mammerella Special to Delaware Business Times A new meetup group hopes to improve the future of Wilmington by discussing its past. “We’re an idealist-type group,” said Nathan Field of the Wilmington History Society, which he co-founded this spring with Benjamin Rapkin. “We want to generate new interest and excitement about the city and…

On Tuesday, September 25, prominent lawyer William Messenger spoke to a lively crowd of attendees at a Caesar Rodney Institute mixer in Wilmington. Messenger, alongside CRI Chief Economist Dr. John Stapleford, spoke about Messenger’s recent victory in the Supreme Court case Janus v AFSCME and laid out the possible political repercussions of decision. Janus, for…

(AP) — A faith-based Delaware nonprofit says it wants to settle a lawsuit over illegal wage deductions, but the state’s Department of Labor says it’s moving forward with litigation after a settlement offer was rejected. The Delaware State News reports God’s Way Ministries Inc. deducted $336.50 total from three employees for violations in 2014. The…

  The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) joined Laura Willis of Willis Law, LLC on Thursday, August 30 for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event marked the grand opening of the new practice located at 117 West Reed Street in Dover. Willis has more than ten years of experience and specializes in estate planning (wills,…

(AP) — A federal judge on Thursday refused to overturn the fraud and conspiracy convictions of four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. In a 56-page ruling, Judge Richard Andrews refused to enter judgments of acquittal for the former Wilmington Trust executives.…

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.…