The Honorable Joseph R. Slights, III was formally sworn in as the Court of Chancery’s newest Vice Chancellor on March 28, 2016.  Vice Chancellor Slights replaces former Vice Chancellor John W. Noble, who retired from the bench in February 2016.  Vice Chancellor Slights previously served a 12 year term as a Judge with the Delaware

Delaware, a state often considered an incorporation “mecca” with its favorable tax laws, preeminent business court and unified body of corporate law, has recently enacted a controversial statute that may call the state’s corporation-friendly reputation into question. On June 11, 2015, the Delaware General Assembly approved legislation to effectively prohibit fee shifting bylaw provisions in

On March 2, 2016, the Court of Chancery announced the appointment of Morgan Zurn as a Master in Chancery.  The Masters adjudicate cases assigned to them by the Court and play an important administrative role in ensuring that the Court handles its case load in a timely manner, particularly in the sensitive areas of trusts

Recently, Governor Jack Markell nominated former Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Slights, III to succeed the Honorable John W. Noble, who will be retiring at the end of this month as Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Judge Slights is currently a partner at the law firm of Morris James LLP, in the

The Honorable Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves was formally sworn in for her first term as the Court of Chancery’s newest Vice Chancellor on December 11, 2015.  Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves replaces former Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr., who retired from the bench in October 2015. To view the Court’s announcement regarding the ceremony, click here.

Vice Chancellor Noble announced last week that he will be retiring from the Court of Chancery bench on February 26, 2016. Vice Chancellor Noble was the last remaining judge on the court who was not appointed by Delaware’s governor Jack Markell, and was reappointed to a 12 year term in 2012.  Governor Markell has also

Earlier this month, Governor Jack Markell nominated Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to succeed the Honorable Donald F. Parsons, who will be retiring at the end of this month as Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Ms. Montgomery-Reeves is currently a partner at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and previously worked for

Prior posts have explored the evolution of the arbitration process in Delaware.  On March 25, 2015, that evolution took another step forward with the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of House Bill 49.  House Bill 49 titled “Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act” was introduced on March 12, 2015, and was previously approved by the House.  The Bill