Category: Legal Services

The Delaware Court of Chancery on June 11 issued a consent judgement forcing four limited liability companies to relinquish their Delaware certificates of formation. Backpage, which pleaded guilty to crimes related to promoting human trafficking, has ceased operations and forfeited its assets to the U.S. government. The judgment means Backpage.com, LLC, Website Technologies, LLC, Posting…

Robinson+Cole (R+C) has announced the addition of Jamie L. Edmonson to the firm’s growing Bankruptcy + Reorganizations practice. She joins as partner in the Wilmington office from Venable LLP, where she was partner-in-charge of the office. “The continued growth of our Bankruptcy + Reorganization Practice Group is one of our firm’s key strategic objectives, as…

The Family Court of Delaware has certified 40 attorneys as Family Law Mediators in an effort to create resolutions that work for both sides and lighten its docket. A certified Delaware family law mediator is a neutral third party who is charged with preserving confidentiality while helping couples resolve issues such as custody, visitation, child…

Wilmington-based Richards, Layton & Finger has ranked in a leading directory U.S. law firms. The Legal 500 United States named Richards, Layton & Finger as a leading law firm in three categories: M&A litigation, M&A middle-market transactions, and M&A/corporate Delaware counsel. Firm directors Gregory Varallo and Gregory Williams earned the Leading Lawyer ranking in M&A litigation.…

Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 42 states and Puerto Rico in a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs. The lawsuit, filed  by Connecticut Attorney…

By Alex Vuocolo McDermott Will & Emery — which has 1,100 lawyers in 20 locations on three continents — in April opened a new office at the Nemours Building in downtown Wilmington. The expansion marks only the latest case of a large, out-of-state law firm setting up shop in Delaware to take advantage of its…

Client demand draws law firm to Wilmington; expects 10-15 lawyers soon

By Alex Vuocolo A law firm with a global footprint is setting up shop in Delaware, citing the state’s role as a leading venue for patent, bankruptcy and complex litigation filings McDermott Will & Emery, which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, has opened a new office at the Nemours Building in downtown Wilmington. The decision…

(AP) – Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the pizza chain’s board once an independent director that is mutually acceptable replaces him. If a new director isn’t named prior to Papa John’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting, Schnatter’s term will expire at the meeting,…