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   NEWS AT FIRST GLANCE March 31, 2015
Resident Judge Witham Presenter at Law School
On March 16, 2015 Kent County Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. was a conference presenter at the University of Baltimore School of Law's forum on Veterans’ Needs: The Current State of Veterans in Our Courts. The conference presentations examined a full spectrum of mental health concerns such as the psychopathology of traumatic brain injury, addiction and the development of Veterans Treatment Courts.

Resident Judge Witham reviewed his experiences in developing and overseeing the Kent County Superior Court's Veterans Treatment Court. The conference was attended by attorneys as well as 57 judges from around the country who are interested in the problem-solving court model.
Administrative Directive 2015-3
Effective March 27, 2015, Administrative Directive 2015-3 rescinds Administrative Directive 2014-4. The rescinded directive established a transitional administrative procedure pertaining to consecutive/concurrent sentences of confinement. The appropriate period for transition to and compliance with a wholly new sentencing procedure required by legislation has passed and the directive is no longer required. View Directive >>
Civil Rule 90.1(b) & Criminal Rule 63(b) Amended. Pro Hac Vice Admission.
Effective February 1, 2015. Superior Court Civil Rule 90.1(b)(vi) is amended by deleting the rule in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following new Rule 90.1(b)(vi) and Superior Court Criminal Rule 63(b)(vi) is amended by deleting the rule in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Rule 63(b)(vi).
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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 most recent survey, Lawsuit Climate: Ranking the States shows that Superior Court leads the other 49 states to be ranked number one as it has done since the first survey in 2002. View study >>