CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
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Civil litigants, how would you like to have a process that allows the parties to determine the decision-maker, preserves all civil remedies and appellate rights and ensures effective case management and hearing and trial...more
We have been following developments in People of the State of New York v. Actavis, the New York Attorney General’s “product hopping” suit against Actavis and its subsidiary, Forest Laboratories LLC (together, “Actavis”). Now,...more
If you held a high position in the judiciary and were doing a bad job, I don’t think the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court would issue a press release saying good things about you when you filed for retirement.
On August 4, California Governor Brown announced that he appointed David McCray, Of Counsel at Beveridge & Diamond, as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel. The panel, which was created in 2013, is made...more
QUESTION: Can a magistrate appoint a receiver?
ANSWER: While an arbitrator cannot appoint a receiver, Marsh v. Williams, 23 Cal. App 4th 238 (1994), a magistrate can....more
To keep the DDL blog up and running even through the dog days of Summer, your trusted correspondents try to stagger their vacations. Bexis recently got back from his typically Hemingway-esque adventure, and now it’s our...more
A Nebraska federal judge called a United States Senator a “wacko” and unfit for a bid for the White House in his blog post…which was criticized by a GWU law professor blogger who said the blog post violated the federal...more
In our second installment of “Better Know a Judge,” we welcome the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court in New Castle County. Judge Johnston, who is a member of the Superior Court’s Complex Commercial...more
Last month, in one of the most closely-watched cases of the October 2014 Term, the U.S. Supreme Court held that States may prohibit judges and candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds. The...more
We're back with several recent decisions: Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar (13-1499), upholding a prohibition on the personal solicitation of campaign donations by judicial candidates; Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC (13-1019),...more
Fifty years ago, Oklahomans were humiliated by revelations that three state Supreme Court justices had accepted bribes. Former Justices N.S. Corn, Earl Welch and N.B. Johnson served jail time for their criminal...more
On April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a Florida Supreme Court decision upholding disciplinary sanctions against Lanell Williams-Yulee, a candidate for County Court Judge in Hillsborough County....more
Last week, Judge John Copenhaver refused to allow a motion by the United States to enter a consent decree that would have resolved government claims against DuPont concerning alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, CERCLA,...more
On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar. The Court held that the First Amendment permits States to restrict judicial candidates’ speech by prohibiting them from personally soliciting...more
All rise! As you have likely heard, Pennsylvania will hold judicial elections this year. And with vacancies on the Supreme Court, the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court, this could turn out to be an interesting year...more
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Justice Anil C. Singh of the New York Supreme Court was appointed to the New York County Commercial Division. Justice Singh succeeds Justice Melvin Schweitzer, who retired last year. According to...more
In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb. -
That’s what we’ve always heard about the month of March in North Carolina. -
1. In like a lion.
3. Out like a lamb....more
Legislation Calls for Appointed Judges to Decide Business Cases -
H.B. 1603 has been introduced into the Texas Legislature by Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), proposing a state-wide chancery court system for complex...more
The Ontario Court of Appeal, in a split decision, has held that a judge of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, acting as a supervisory judge under a national class action settlement agreement, can participate in a joint...more
Chief Judge Bill Thompson of the newly-established Alabama Tax Tribunal ("the Tribunal") issued his first, and a key, ruling involving the scope of his authority when the taxpayer, Stone Bridge Farms of Cullman, Alabama, does...more
I don't know why lawyers keep trying to get Business Court Judges to overrule decisions by one of their predecessors. It is just not going to happen, as illustrated (yet again) by Judge Bledsoe's decision in County of...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Public Hearings on Governor’s Tax Reform Proposal Complete -
This week, the Appropriations...more
I frequently am asked whether a company sued in Massachusetts state court would be better off in federal court. Despite the common perception that defendants in any state are always better off in federal court, there has...more
Is Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of touch with reality? How can a State Supreme Court Judge defy the ruling of a United States District Court? Because he feels he can. Remember Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954 and the...more
Chief Judge Bill Thompson of the newly-established Alabama Tax Tribunal has issued his first ruling involving the scope of his authority as a judge when the taxpayer did not specifically raise an argument or defense in its...more
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