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Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchange

Sep. 27, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for billionaire Elon Musk to create a log of certain documents that relate to former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko but not directly to Zatko's whistleblower complaint against the social media giant. ...

Judge won't toss suit over Delaware court political balance

Sep. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s...

Judge bars enforcement of Delaware 'ghost gun' restrictions

Sep. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers. ...

Port operator faces $21M in damages over buyout dispute

Sep. 19, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The company that privatized operations at the port of Wilmington several years ago owes more than $21 million in damages for breaching an agreement to buy the port’s former stevedoring firm, a Delaware judge ruled Monday. Vice Chancellor Lori Will also found GT...

Ruling nixing vote-by-mail in Delaware on hold during appeal

Sep. 19, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday halted implementation of a ruling he issued last week declaring a vote-by-mail law enacted this year is unconstitutional and that voters cannot mail in their ballots in the upcoming November election. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook granted...

Delaware State rides freshman QB Henry to victory

Sep. 17, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Freshman backup quarterback C.J. Henry threw three touchdown passes and Delaware State breezed to a 35-19 victory over Division II-member Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday. Delaware State (2-1) starter Jared Lewis gave the Hornets a 7-6 lead in the first quarter...

Former trooper to plead guilty in warehouse package thefts

Sep. 15, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware state trooper who was suspended with pay amid a federal investigation into a series of thefts from a package reshipping company will enter a guilty plea in federal court later this month. Court records indicate that Jamal J. Merrell will make an...

Judge says Delaware vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in upcoming November election. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook ruled that the law, the result of legislation that...

York wins Democratic primary for Delaware auditor

Sep. 13, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer Lydia York won Delaware’s Democratic primary for state auditor on Tuesday against embattled incumbent Kathy McGuiness, who is awaiting sentencing on criminal corruption charges. York, an attorney who was endorsed by the state Democratic...

Bankruptcy judge approves $2.46 billion reorganization plan for Boy Scouts of America to settle abuse claims

Sep. 08, 2022 17:41 PM EDT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bankruptcy judge approves $2.46 billion reorganization plan for Boy Scouts of America to settle abuse claims.