Articles by Randall Chase

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 …

Delaware Bill to Nix Use of Age, Credit for Auto Premiums Stalls

Legislation to prevent insurers from using age and credit scores in setting automobile insurance rates has stalled amid opposition from industry groups. The bill, tabled in committee Wednesday, prohibits the use of age, marital status, credit scores and income in …

Delaware Bill Aimed at Substance Abuse Insurance Coverage

House lawmakers have unanimously approved legislation aimed at ensuring that people struggling with drug addiction get the help they need. Supporters of the bill say denial of insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment is a major source of failed treatment …

Winterthur Exhibit in Delaware Offers Insight into Detecting Art Fraud

A painting with problematic pigment. A Chanel suit dressed up with acetate trim instead of silk. A Stradivarius violin that, well, just doesn’t sound right. They’re all part of a new exhibit at Delaware’s Winterthur Museum that offers would-be sleuths …

Delaware Officials Eye Substance Abuse Insurance Coverage

State officials are proposing revisions to Delaware’s insurance code to ensure that people struggling with opioid addiction get the treatment they need. Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday also called for the creation of a new oversight committee to help …

Judge Upholds Ban on Guns in Delaware State Parks, Forests

A Delaware judge has sided with state environmental officials in a lawsuit challenging a ban on non-hunting firearms in state parks and forests. Members of the Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club and the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association who have concealed-carry …