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8:53 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Fee Reimbursement For Couple Over Property Condemnation Dispute

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Supreme Court has ruled that the state's Department of Transportation must pay legal and other fees for a Middletown couple who successfully challenged an attempt to condemn their property for a highway project.

The state's high court found Wednesday that state law "clearly contemplates" that the reimbursement rule applies to reasonable attorney, appraisal and engineering fees incurred in a condemnation challenge.

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7:44 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Delaware State Supreme Court Considers Death Sentence Reversal

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing another appeal by a man sentenced to death for a 1991 liquor store killing.

The justices heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Jermaine Wright, who was convicted of killing 65-year-old Phillip Seifert, a clerk at the Hi-Way Inn liquor store and bar outside Wilmington.

The Supreme Court last year overturned a Superior Court judge's 2012 ruling tossing out Wright's conviction and death sentence.

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9:21 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Delaware High Court Approved Big Attorneys Fees

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The award by Delaware’s Chancery Court was $2 billion with an equally unprecedented $304 million in attorney’s fees for the plaintiffs.


That’s $35-thousand an hour for those lawyers.


The judgment was upheld by the state Supreme Court on a 4-to-1 vote in the suit filed by Southern Copper shareholders against Grupo Mexico SAB. 


That firm was accused of directing its subsidiary Southern Copper to acquire a third mining company for an over-inflated price.


That led to the suit by the shareholders of Southern Copper.

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2:14 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Delaware State Supreme Court Hears Death Sentence Case

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lawyers for a taxi driver sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a 78-year-old Sussex County woman are asking the state Supreme Court to grant him a new penalty hearing.

An attorney for 54-year-old Leslie Small argued Wednesday that prosecutors improperly suggested at his trial that defense lawyers were simply making excuses for his behavior. Small's attorneys presented mitigating factors about his troubled childhood and substance abuse.

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8:58 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Delaware State Supreme Court to Hear Earl Bradley Appeal

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is set to hear the appeal of a former pediatrician serving life in prison for sexually abusing scores of patients over more than a decade.

Attorneys for Earl Bradley are scheduled to make their argument before the court Wednesday.

The attorneys say a 2009 search of Bradley's former office complex in Lewes in which state police found videotape evidence was unconstitutional.

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9:04 am
Wed March 14, 2012

MIstrial in Allen Taylor Murder Case

 

             A mistrial has been declared in the First Degree murder case against Allen Taylor who is being retried for the 2008 fatal shooting of an 18 year old in Wilmington.

            The jury deadlocked in the case yesterday afternoon and was dismissed by the judge.

            The exact split within the jury panel is not known.

            The 39 year old Taylor had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the crime.

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