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The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service

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Lazarus (1)The Office Of The Child Advocate has recognized Lewis Lazarus with “deep appreciation” for ten years of pro bono service as an attorney guardian ad litem. The Office Of The Child Advocate noted that Mr. Lazarus “has made a difference in the lives of children and has enabled OCA to make great strides in the improvement of Delaware’s child… Continue Reading

David J. Soldo to Moderate Seminar on Ethics in Litigation

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SoldoTuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 PM David J. Soldo will moderate a CLE seminar on Ethics in Litigation sponsored by the Litigation Section and the Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. This seminar will cover recent trends in disciplinary matters and will offer tips on how to avoid ethical complaints. Topics… Continue Reading

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. Appointed to Supreme Court of Delaware Rules Committee

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HansonThe Delaware Supreme Court has appointed Morris James partner Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. to a two-year term on the Supreme Court Rules Committee. The Committee works with Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., and other members of the Court, to evaluate and recommend rules and procedures governing practice before Delaware’s Supreme Court. Mr. Hanson practices… Continue Reading

Delaware Super Lawyers® 2014 Business Edition Names Six Morris James Partners

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Delaware Super Lawyers® Business Edition has recognized six Morris James partners as top business attorneys in Delaware. Those who were included in this special edition of Super Lawyers® excelled in the business-related practice areas of Business and Transactions; Construction, Real Estate and Environmental; Employment; Intellectual Property; and Litigation. The Super Lawyers® Business Edition is an annual go-to guide for general counsel and… Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Seven Morris James Attorneys as Top Litigators in Delaware

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its partners have been recognized as top local litigation attorneys in Delaware by Benchmark Litigation 2015: the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. The attorneys recognized are: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. – Local Litigation Star Richard Galperin – Local Litigation Star Thomas E.… Continue Reading

James Semple to Speak at Delaware Legal Ethics Seminar

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SempleJames Semple will be a moderator at the Lorman Legal Ethics in Delaware Live Seminar on December 11, 2014 in Wilmington, Delaware. Topics of the seminar include Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality and Privilege, 2014 Ethics Opinions and Developments, Ethical Concerns in Litigation, and more. The CLE seminar will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in… Continue Reading

Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognitions

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Morris James LLP is pleased to congratulate the lawyers listed below, who were most recommended by their professional peers in a survey of Delaware attorneys conducted by Delaware Today magazine. Morris James received more “top lawyer” peer recognitions and had more “top vote-getters” than any other law firm. Top vote-getters are listed in bold below and a… Continue Reading

Albert J. Carroll Joins Morris James’ Business Litigation Practice

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Carroll_4X6 (3)Morris James has announced that Albert J. Carroll has joined the Firm’s Business Litigation Group as an associate in its Wilmington office. His practice will focus on Corporate and Commercial Litigation. “Albert’s experience as a corporate litigator will be a great asset to Morris James. We look forward to his contributions to the growth of… Continue Reading

Morris James LLP Welcomes New Attorney Meghan A. Adams

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Adams_4X6 (2)July 8, 2014 Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that Meghan A. Adams has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Group. Her practice will focus on Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Ms. Adams’ experience includes stockholder litigation, corporate governance, officer and director fiduciary obligations and the resolution of limited… Continue Reading

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. Presented DuPont MCN Torchbearer Award

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54The DuPont Minority Counsel Network awarded Morris James partner, Thomas E. Hanson, Jr., the 2014 Hinton J. Lucas, Jr. Torchbearer Award at its annual conference held in Atlanta from June 25-27, 2014. The award is named for DuPont’s retired Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Hinton J Lucas, Jr., who is known for his many… Continue Reading

New ANDA Litigation Book

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Kenneth L. Dorsney Is Editor-In-Chief and a Co-Author of a New ANDA Litigation Book Published by the American Bar Association The recently released book, ANDA Litigation, provides both a ready roadmap for novice litigators in the field as well as more detailed material and strategy to assist the more experienced ANDA litigator. The first part… Continue Reading

2012 Federal Trial Practice Seminar: An Introduction to Federal Practice in the District of Delaware

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The Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in conjunction with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, is pleased to announce another exciting new initiative.  On the evenings of Thursday, May 17 and Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., the District Court and FBA will sponsor a two-night… Continue Reading

Unliquidated Derivative Claims Continue to Have Little Value

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This article was original published in The Delaware Business Court Insider | 2011-07-06 On May 31, Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr. issued an opinion denying a motion for preliminary injunction to halt a merger between Massey Energy Company and an affiliate of Alpha Natural Resources Inc. One of the critical issues in the opinion… Continue Reading

Lewis Lazarus Authors Article on Plaintiffs’ Pleading Burden in the Court of Chancery

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Lewis H. Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | June 15, 2011 A plaintiff who pleads successfully that a transaction under attack is governed by the entire fairness standard of review instead of business judgment generally stands a good chance of defeating the defendant’s motion to dismiss.  That is… Continue Reading

Chancery Decisions Highlight Importance of Independent and Disinterested Directors in Company Sale Transactions

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Lewis H. Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | May 25, 2011   Two recent decisions from the Court of Chancery — In re Orchid Cellmark Inc. Shareholders Litigation and In re Answers Corp. Shareholders Litigation — illustrate how parties may reduce deal risk by ensuring that the directors… Continue Reading

Delaware’s Complex Civil Litigation Court: One Year Later

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Edward M. McNally This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | May 18, 2011 On May 1, 2010, the Delaware Superior Court established a specialized "division" within that court to handle business disputes, known as the "Complex Civil Litigation Division" (or "CCLD"). The CCLD complements the Court of Chancery by offering… Continue Reading

The Viability of the Disclosure Only Settlement

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This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | May 11, 2011   For corporations facing stockholder litigation challenging a proposed business combination, negotiating a settlement in which the corporation agrees to provide additional disclosures without any increased consideration can be an efficient means of avoiding the risk of litigation.  The benefit… Continue Reading