Articles by Randall Chase

Delaware Joins List of States and Localities Suing Big Oil

Delaware has joined the list of state and local governments that have sued the petroleum industry in an attempt to hold oil producers accountable for costs related to climate change. The attorney general’s office joined forces with a California law …

Judge Sanctions Mountaire in Delaware Wastewater Lawsuit

A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in southern Delaware. The …

Judge Extends Time for Local Boy Scout Councils to File for Protection

The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has approved an agreement among attorneys to extend an injunction halting child sex abuse lawsuits against the organization’s 261 local councils until Nov. 16. Under the agreement approved this Monday, …

Retaliation Claim Against Delaware Law Firm Over Softball Injury Nixed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Delaware law firm filed by a paralegal who claims he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on the law firm’s softball team and filing a workers’ compensation claim. The …

Delaware Judge Dismisses Chemours Lawsuit Against DuPont

A Delaware judge has granted the DuPont Co.’s request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on spinoff company Chemours. Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III ruled Monday that he has no jurisdiction …

Chemours Claims Against DuPont Over Environmental Liabilities Left to Arbitration

A Delaware judge has granted the DuPont Co.’s request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on spinoff company Chemours. Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III ruled Monday that he has no jurisdiction …

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Involving Firefighter Deaths in Delaware

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Delaware’s largest city involving deaths and injuries of firefighters who responded to an arson. The lawsuit sought to hold Wilmington officials liable for the deaths of three firefighters and serious injuries suffered …

Delaware Court Says Insurance Doesn’t Cover Attacker in School Fight

Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned a judge’s ruling that an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack that left a 16-year-old girl dead. Wednesday’s ruling reverses …

Judge Orders Opioid Distributor to Turn Over Corporate Records to Shareholders

A Delaware judge has ordered one of the world’s largest distributors of opioid painkillers to turn over corporate records to shareholders investigating whether the company engaged in wrongdoing. The judge ruled Monday that shareholders of AmerisourceBergen have demonstrated that they …

DuPont Asks Delaware Judge to Toss Chemours Environmental Liabilities Suit

The DuPont Co. is asking a Delaware judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that it massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities that Chemours would be saddled with when DuPont spun off its former performance chemicals unit. An attorney for …