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Morris James Partner Joseph R. Slights, III Nominated to Become Next Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that partner Joseph R. Slights, III has been nominated by Governor Jack Markell to become a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The judicial nomination was announced on Monday, February 8th.

“I am honored and grateful to have been nominated by Governor Markell to serve on the nation’s premier court for the resolution of business disputes – the Delaware Court of Chancery,” Slights stated. “If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed by the Senate, I look forward to serving the citizens and the State of Delaware as Vice Chancellor.” More ›

Morris James Elects James A. Landon and Jonathan G. Strauss as Partners

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that James A. Landon and Jonathan G. Strauss have been elected partners effective January 1, 2016. More ›

Ian D. McCauley and Kyle Evans Gay Appointed to Delaware Supreme Court Commission on Law & Technology

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Ian D. McCauley and Kyle Evans Gay were appointed as Associate Members of the Delaware Supreme Court Commission on Law & Technology. The Commission was created to develop and publish guidelines and best practices regarding the use of technology and the practice of law. According to former Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely, Liaison Justice to the new Arm of Court, “The Court expects the Commission to become a valuable resource not only to all Delaware judges and lawyers for issues related to technology and ethics in the practice of law, but also to serve as a model for other states who are interested in assisting their judges and lawyers maintain their professional competence in technology.” Click here to see the full members list and read more about the Commission.

Peter B. Ladig to Speak at ABA CLE Discussing Business Divorce

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Peter B. Ladig will be a panelist for an American Bar Association webinar titled "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, err...Business Partner: The Essentials of Business Divorce in Privately Held Entities," to be held on December 10, 2015. This panel is a follow up to one of the most well-attended CLE programs at the 2015 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting. More ›

U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Eighteen Morris James Practice Areas among 2016 “Best Law Firms” in Delaware

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Eighteen Morris James practice areas were recognized in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. These rankings complement the twenty-one Morris James attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in the “The Best Lawyers in America” 2016 edition.

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Morris James Receives Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Leadership Award

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Morris James LLP was presented the Leadership Award at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Awards Breakfast on October 29th, 2015. The Leadership Award is given to the firm who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of pro bono service to the impoverished in Delaware, and who fosters a culture which recognizes the value of Access to Justice service.  More ›

Sixteen Morris James Lawyers Recognized in Delaware Today's "Top Lawyers 2015"

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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. Sixteen Morris James attorneys were distinguished in their respective practice areas, with seven named as “top vote-getters,” listed below in bold. More ›

Morris James LLP Receives NAMI Delaware’s "Corporate Partner of the Year" Award

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Delaware has recognized Morris James as its “Corporate Partner of the Year.”  Managing partner, David H. Williams, accepted this award given in recognition for the firm’s service to the community and support for NAMI Delaware’s mission. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit group that raises money and awareness for the treatment of people with mental illness.  Over the past 13 years, a dedicated team of Morris James employees has raised money each year in the NAMI Delaware Walk. Margie Touchton, a long-term employee, has led Morris James’ effort which contributes money to fund people in group homes around the state.  More ›

Best Lawyers® 2016 Recognizes 21 Morris James Attorneys

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Twenty-one Morris James attorneys in twenty-six practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 edition. Additionally, three of those attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” for their respective practices, including Richard Galperin for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Gretchen S. Knight for Family Law, and Mark D. Olson for Tax Law.  More ›

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston Obtain Jury Verdict for Radio One, Inc.

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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

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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 ›

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston Obtain Jury Verdict for Radio One, Inc.

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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.

A Roadmap to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act - A Webinar Presentation On June 24, 2015

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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 ›

R. Eric Hacker Joins Morris James LLP’s Real Estate and Business Litigation Practices

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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 ›

Fourteen Morris James Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2015

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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 ›