This morning, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued Standing Order No. 2 Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures.  Pursuant to Standing Order No. 2, all Chancery hearings and trials will be conducted only telephonically for the next 30 days, absent a party requesting an in-person hearing and demonstrating imminent irreparable harm.

Standing Order No. 2 replaces the Court of Chancery’s original standing order in its entirety, which was issued last week.

A full list of the orders and related press releases can be found on the Delaware Judiciary’s website, which is also summarized in yesterday’s blog post. 

Carl D. Neff is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Carl is admitted in the State of Delaware and regularly practices before the Delaware Court of Chancery, with an emphasis on shareholder disputes. You can reach Carl at (302) 622-4272 or at