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   NEWS AT FIRST GLANCE October 14, 2014
Superior Court Administrative Directive 2014-4
Effective October 13, 2014, Administrative Directive 2014-4, Consecutive/Concurrent Sentence of Confinement. A sentence of confinement of any criminal defendant shall be made to run consecutively with any other sentence of confinement imposed on such criminal defendant, unless a sentencing judge expressly provides that a sentence of confinement shall be made to run concurrently with another sentence of confinement. View >>
Veterans Treatment Court Expands to Sussex County
Superior Court’s Veterans Treatment Court will expand to Sussex County starting October 30, 2014. Both Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. who presides over the Kent County Veterans Court and Judge Richard F. Stokes who will now oversee the Sussex County Veterans Court are themselves veterans. Judge Stokes sees the court’s “goal in all of this is to get a bridge for the veteran back into society.”  MORE>>
Superior Court Amends Civil Rule 133
Effective September 4, 2014, Superior Court amended the rule by deleting the rule in its entirety and by substituting a new Civil Rule 133 on 'Single-transaction guardianship; settlement of tort claims for disabled person'. View Civil Rule 133 >>
Superior Court Amends/Adopts Miscellaneous Civil Rules
Effective September 4, 2014, Superior Court amended and adopted several miscellaneous Superior Court Rules: Civil Rules 6(1)(e); Civil Rule 16(b)(5)(a); Civil Rule 26(b)(5) & (b)(6); Civil Rule 78; Civil Rule 107(b); and Civil Rule 140 that address service by mail, scheduling order deadlines, protection of communication, motion days, format of briefs, and a new Historical Society of the Superior Court of Delaware. View Miscellaneous Civil Rules >>
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New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone 302.255.0800
Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Telephone 302.735.1900
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1 The Circle, Suite 2
Georgetown, DE 19947
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Complex Commercial Litigation Division
Delaware now has another venue to handle complex commercial and business litigation cases. Superior Court launched a new Complex Commercial Litigation Division to improve upon the Court’s administrative handling of these cases. View complete details >>
Trade Names Online Database
Superior Court's online Trade, Business & Fictitious Names database is available to search for active, registered Delaware Trade, Business and Fictitious Names to determine if you are registering a unique name. View complete instructions, forms, and details >>
Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation
This joint Superior Court/State mediation program exists to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The program provides a way for homeowners to participate in a court mediation with a trained mediator, counselors and their lender. Click for HELP with Delaware Foreclosure >>
Project Rightful Owner's Unclaimed Money
Unclaimed money for excess proceeds that arise when the value of the property sold at Sheriff's Sales exceeds the amount of money needed to pay all recorded liens and mortgages. As of June 2014 the Court has disbursed over $6 mil to the rightful owners. View complete details >>
Litigation Study Ranks Court No. 1
A national survey ranks Delaware’s litigation environment first in the country for fairness. The survey, Lawsuit Climate: Ranking the States shows that Superior Court has again led the other 49 states to be ranked number one as it has done since the first survey in 2002. View study >>