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District of Delaware Continues All Jury Trials Scheduled to Begin Before April 30 and Issues Additional Guidance Regarding Other Proceedings

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware remains open during the coronavirus outbreak, but the Court issued a new Standing Order today continuing jury selections and jury trials scheduled to begin before April 30, 2020. Jury proceedings affected by the Order will be reset by further order of the assigned judge... Continue Reading

New Unclaimed Property Litigation Filed Against the State of Delaware Does Not Delay Another Round of VDA Invitations

The State of Delaware’s unclaimed property program faces continued legal challenges from the holder community.  In December 2019 alone, four new holders filed complaints in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware raising a series of constitutional challenges to Delaware’s conduct of its unclaimed property audits.  These new complaints in many ways mirror the lawsuit filed... Continue Reading

The Delaware Brand: An Introduction

“The dominance of Delaware in entity formations, especially corporations, is well known. But why is this the case, what goes into making – and keeping – the “Delaware Brand?” Delaware is a small state, we have less than one million people and are the second smallest geographically, yet we are the home of more than 60% of the Fortune 500. We are the clear jurisdiction of choice for the... Continue Reading

Limited Liability Companies: Legal Aspects of Organization, Operation, and Dissolution

Morris Nichols partners Lou Hering, David Harris, and Jason Russell are coauthors of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practices Series Portfolio, Limited Liability Companies: Legal Aspects of Organization, Operation, and Dissolution. Morris Nichols attorneys Sean Sullivan and Melanie Young are also acknowledged for their significant contributions... Continue Reading

2019 Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and Alternative Entity Statutes

In its 2019 session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Delaware “alternative entity” statutes—the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act... Continue Reading

Trust Law Roundup: Delaware: New Tools for Tending an Evolving Landscape

In June, Delaware enacted its latest installment of annual trust legislation. Trust Act 2019 includes many revisions and clarifications, but two new statutes, Sections 3343 and 3344 of Title 12 of the Delaware Code, represent material advancements in the law. Both statutes grant new trust powers that will help trustees and beneficiaries effectuate a trust’s purpose and maximize administrative... Continue Reading

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