Articles by Randall Chase

Delaware Attorney General Targets Sackler Family in Opioid Lawsuit

Delaware’s attorney general is suing members of the family that controls OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, accusing them of consumer fraud, negligence and creating a public nuisance. Monday’s court filing follows more than a dozen similar lawsuits by other state attorneys …

Chemical Contamination Found in Wells Near Delaware Air Force Base

Businesses and residents near Dover Air Force Base in Delaware are being provided bottled water after chemical contaminants were found in private wells near the base at levels far exceeding federal health advisory levels. State officials said in a news …

Insurer Must Cover Defendant in Fatal Bathroom Fight Lawsuit

A Delaware judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl dead. The judge ruled Wednesday …

Delaware Lawmaker Loses Bid to Revive Lawsuit Over City Property

A Delaware lawmaker who owns a house damaged by a fire that started in an adjacent city-owned dwelling has lost her bid to revive a federal lawsuit. Rep. Stephanie Bolden, a Wilmington Democrat, claimed that the city repeatedly ignored her …

Delaware Judge Says Fired Medical Marijuana User Can Pursue Lawsuit

A Delaware judge has ruled that a medical marijuana user fired from his factory job after failing a drug test can pursue a lawsuit against his former employer. Jeremiah Chance was fired in 2016 from his job as a yard …

Delaware Judge Rejects Workers’ Comp for Paralegal’s Softball Injury

A Delaware judge says a paralegal injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team is not entitled to workers’ compensation. The judge ruled late last week that Delaware’s Industrial Accident Board erred in concluding that William Weller ruptured his …

Insurers May Be on Hook for Dole Buyout Lawsuit Settlements

A Delaware judge says insurers may be on the hook for $190 million to settle two lawsuits stemming from a 2013 buyout in which Dole Food chairman and CEO David Murdock took the company private. In a ruling late last …

National Guard Helping After Chemicals Found in Delaware Town’s Wells

Delaware Governor John Carney has authorized the National Guard to assist residents of a southern Delaware town after the discovery of high levels of toxic chemicals in municipal wells. Authorities said that the Guard has provided two, 400-gallon portable water …

Judge Dismisses Stockholders’ Suit Against Martha Stewart

A Delaware judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by former stockholders of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia over the company’s 2015 acquisition by Sequential Brands. The lawsuit said that Stewart leveraged her position as controlling stockholder to secure greater consideration …

Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Delaware Pumpkin-Flinging Accident

A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications. Suzanne Dakessian claims in Wednesday’s lawsuit that she was …