Supreme Court of Delaware - February 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Smith v. James Thompson & Co.

Supreme Court of Delaware
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
The previously established rule, that a claimant who suffers a work-related injury is entitled to disability compensation based only on a treating...
02/28/2007 610, 2005

Perkins v. State of Delaware

Supreme Court of Delaware
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for various offenses including first degree murder is affirmed over claims that the superior court reversibly erred by: 1) denying a...
02/26/2007 126, 2006

State of Sao Paolo of the Federative Republic of Brazil v. Am. Tobacco Co.

Supreme Court of Delaware
Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, International Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In an action brought by a state in Brazil and the republic of Panama against various distributors and manufacturers of tobacco products seeking to...
02/26/2007 383-2006, 384, 2006

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Buckingham

Supreme Court of Delaware
Contracts, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Under the test for coverage set forth in Continental Ins. Co. v. Klug, 415 N.W. 2d 876 (Minn. 1987), where an act of independent significance breaks...
02/23/2007 350, 2006

Franco v. State of Delaware

Supreme Court of Delaware
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A restitution order stemming from defendant's theft and conspiracy conviction is affirmed over claims that, by precluding her defense counsel from...
02/23/2007 288, 2006

Jackson v. State of Delaware

Supreme Court of Delaware
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for Attempted Assault, reckless endangering, and related offenses is affirmed over a claim that a witness' testimony that defendant was...
02/23/2007 120, 2006

Smith v. State of Delaware

Supreme Court of Delaware
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Juvenile Law
In juvenile proceedings raising the issue of whether a statement given to the police by a mildly mentally retarded juvenile was admissible at his...
02/21/2007 43, 2006

In the Matter of the Petition of the State of Delaware for a Writ of Mandamus

Supreme Court of Delaware
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Health Law
In mandamus proceedings brought by the state arising from an evidentiary ruling during an ongoing capital murder trial, the state's petition is denied...
02/21/2007 54, 2007

In the Matter of a Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Delaware: Tenenbaum

Supreme Court of Delaware
Civil Procedure, Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The laches defense is available in Delaware lawyer disciplinary proceedings. In an attorney disciplinary matter involving charges of professional...
02/09/2007 565, 2006

AT&T Corp. v. Faraday Capital Ltd.

Supreme Court of Delaware
Communications Law, Contracts, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Insurance Law, Securities Law
In a suit brought by an insured, AT&T, seeking coverage under multiple D&O primary and excess policies for defense costs and other expenses...
02/06/2007 236, 2006
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