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After a five-day jury trial in the Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Delaware Superior Court, Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston obtained a verdict in favor of Radio One, Inc. in its dispute with another broadcaster, which sought $15 million in damages for an alleged breach of an Asset Exchange Agreement. The jury deliberated for approximately 5 ½ hours before returning a verdict that Radio One was not in breach. This case is one of only a handful of business disputes that have been tried before juries in Delaware’s business courts.
Joseph R. Slights, III and Gretchen S. Knight to Speak at Supreme Court Review Seminar on September 25, 2015
Joseph R. Slights, III and Gretchen S. Knight will participate in a Delaware State Bar Association seminar titled “Supreme Court Review 2015: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels.” Former Judge Slights and Ms. Knight will partake in a panel titled “Delaware Supreme Court Decisions.” There will also be a second panel discussing U.S. Supreme Court decisions with a preview of coming cases. More ›
Join us for a webinar on the new DRAA.
June 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The enactment of the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (the "DRAA") is a breakthrough in the quest for an efficient, cost-effective and timely process to resolve business disputes, This webinar explains how the DRAA differs from traditional arbitration by providing a fast resolution that avoids the expense of extensive pre-hearing discovery, disputes over arbitration solution and multiple appeals. More ›
Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that R. Eric Hacker has joined the firm’s Georgetown office as an associate in its Real Estate and Business Litigation practice groups. His practice will focus on residential and commercial real estate, and commercial litigation. More ›
Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that fourteen attorneys in six separate practice areas have been ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The Chancery, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment practice areas also received recognition from Chambers USA. More ›
Delaware Super Lawyers® magazine has recognized four Morris James partners as top legal counsel in Delaware and four "Rising Stars®" attorneys. "Rising Stars®” is a recognition for lawyers who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. “Delaware Super Lawyers®” is a listing that reflects the top five percent of the attorneys statewide. More ›
Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data storage and discovery, attorneys with bankruptcy and insurance-related backgrounds, and non-attorney IT staff knowledgeable about trends in data security and technology. Together, the group advises boards of directors and officers in assessing and managing risk and defending claims for alleged breach of fiduciary duty arising from data breaches. More ›
Morris James is pleased to announce that Nicolas Krawitz was admitted to the Bar of the State of Delaware on March 4, 2015. Nicolas is an associate in the Business Litigation Group focusing on commercial litigation and corporate and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Krawitz attained his Juris Doctor at Georgetown University Law Center in 2014, where he graduated with cum laude honors. At Georgetown, he specialized in corporate law and achieved CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for highest marks in Corporate Controls, Compliance & Governance, Emerging Growth Companies & Their Venture Capital Financing, and Administrative Law, and also served as an editor for the American Criminal Law Review. “Morris James is proud to welcome Nick Krawitz to the Delaware Bar,” said Managing Partner David H. Williams, “We are pleased to add such a talented lawyer to our Business Litigation Group.” Nicolas served as a legal extern for the United States Department of Justice in the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees – Office of General Counsel. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from Tulane University, where a focus of his studies was the valuation of companies and financial instruments.