Delaware is ranked #11 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling ten spots from first place, a position it had held every year since the Survey was first released in 2002. Despite this fall, Delaware still ranks in the top ten in the key element categories of scientific and technical evidence, trial judges' competence, quality of appellate review, and enforcing meaningful venue requirements.

Delaware at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - January 22, 2014

    January 22, 2014 | News and Blog

    In a court filing, Standard & Poor's says that the government's $5 billion lawsuit is in retaliation for the agency's downgrade of the United States' credit rating in 2011.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - January 13, 2014

    January 13, 2014 | News and Blog

    A federal appeals court has decided that payments from the gulf oil spill settlement fund may continue, despite objections from BP that the fund is paying for inflated and fraudulent claims.... Read More

  3. Delaware High Court Gets New Chief Justice

    January 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Governor of Delaware has announced that Chancellor Leo Strine will be the next chief justice of the state supreme court, pending approval by the legislature.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - December 30, 2013

    December 30, 2013 | News and Blog

    The gulf oil spill settlement does not require claimants to prove that their losses were caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, a judge ruled last week.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - November 26, 2013

    November 26, 2013 | News and Blog

    Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in Chevron's suit accusing a plaintiffs' lawyer of using bribery, fraud, and extortion to win a $9.5 billion verdict in Ecuador. ... Read More

  6. In the News Today - November 22, 2013

    November 22, 2013 | News and Blog

    The retiring chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court said he expects more legal wrangling over the state's business arbitration program. ... Read More

  7. In the News Today - November 14, 2013

    November 14, 2013 | News and Blog

    Ecuador's highest court affirmed a verdict against Chevron but cut the $19 billion verdict in half. Chevron is fighting the judgment in a New York court, accusing the plaintiffs' lead lawyer of witness tampering and fraud.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - October 24, 2013

    October 24, 2013 | News and Blog

    A federal appeals court has rejected the Delaware Court of Chancery's confidential arbitration process for resolving business disputes, ruling that the system violates the First Amendment.... Read More

  9. Judge Peggy Ableman Receives ILR's Judicial Leadership Achievement Award

    October 23, 2013 | Press Release

    Judge Peggy Ableman received the 2013 Judicial Leadership Achievement Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit.... Read More

  10. Duplicative M&A Litigation Under Scrutiny

    September 17, 2013 | News and Blog

    Courts around the country are clarifying rules to cut down on duplicative lawsuits that challenge corporate mergers in multiple jurisdictions.... Read More