Category: Legal Services

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Landscapers often chose the profession because of a love for the outdoors. For Jermaine Marlow Wright, working outside has a deeper meaning. It’s an environment he enjoyed only fleetingly for two decades. Once on death row and in solitary confinement, Wright was exonerated of first-degree murder…

(AP) — Prosecutors are seeking prison time for four former executives of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. The four former Wilmington Trust officials face sentencing next week for fraud and conspiracy. They are asking for probation. Former bank president Robert Harra Jr. and former chief financial…

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.…