Category: Legal Services

(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,…

(AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on a motion to approve a proposed $210 million cash settlement in a shareholder lawsuit alleging that Wilmington Trust fraudulently concealed billions of dollars in bad loans. The judge will hold a July 2 hearing in Philadelphia regarding a request by plaintiffs’ attorneys for preliminary approval…

The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Wheeler Neff, 69, of Wilmington, Delaware, was sentenced Friday on racketeering conspiracy and fraud convictions, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported . Neff represented Charles Hallinhan, 77,…

(AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court’s five conservative members in the majority, the justices held that individual employees can be forced to…

By KEN MAMMARELLA Special to Delaware Business Times Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, last week hosted a ribbon-cutting at the law firm’s new offices. The event doubled as a celebration of Greenville and the growing business corridor on Kennett Pike. “Everything is convenient: parking, highways, financial institutions, restaurants and retail. A hub of activity,” said Sandra L.…

(AP) — Delaware officials are moving quickly to implement full-scale sports betting in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for states to implement wagering schemes. After consulting with the state attorney general’s office on the impact of Monday’s court ruling, state finance officials said Thursday that they have determined that…

When can I bet on sports? Soon, depending on where you live. Officials in three states — Delaware, Mississippi and New Jersey — have pledged to start accepting legal bets within weeks. Three others already had laws on the books authorizing sports betting in the event of a favorable Supreme Court decision, although there likely…