Delaware News

Federal Court in Delaware Requiring Disclosure of Litigation Funding Agreements

Insurers are applauding a decision by the chief judge for the U.S. District Court in Delaware to require parties to disclose whether a litigation funder has an interest in any cases brought before him. The standing order issued on Monday …

Final Settlements Inked in Poultry Plant Pollution Lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. …

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Involving Firefighter Deaths

DOVER, Del. — 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 …

Delaware Allows Electronic Proof of Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart is alerting drivers in Delaware that as of June 25, 2014, Delaware law-enforcement officials will accept proof of auto insurance (insurance ID card) in physical or electronic format. House Bill 258 w/HA 1 states that …

Higher Fine for Phone Use in Car Approved by Delaware House

A proposed increase in the first-time penalty for using a handheld cell phone or other electronic device while driving is making progress in the Delaware General Assembly. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the House of Representatives approved a …

Delaware Lawmakers Consider Reducing Workers’ Comp Rates

Delaware lawmakers are expected to act quickly on recommendations from a state task force aimed at lowering workers’ compensation insurance rates. The task force presented lawmakers a report Thursday proposing that workers’ compensation medical costs to be trimmed by 33 …

Delaware Panel Recommends Reducing Workers’ Comp Medical Costs

A state panel established to address recent rate increases for workers’ compensation insurance in Delaware is recommending that medical costs be trimmed by 33 percent over the next three years. The Workers’ Compensation Task Force voted Friday to recommend that …

Delaware Lawmakers Focus on Oil Rail Shipment Safety

State lawmakers are working to ensure that increased rail shipments of oil to Delaware come with adequate safety and response measures. Members of the House Energy quizzed industry officials Wednesday on safety and inspections standards for tanker cars bringing oil …

Delaware Man Charged With 14 Burglaries at New Home Sites

Police say a Delaware man has been linked to 14 different burglaries at home construction sites in Kent County where copper wiring and pipes were stolen. Delaware State Police said Sunday that 35-year-old Jimmy Snow of Clayton was charged Friday …

Winter Weather Brings Early Crop of Potholes to Delaware

Motorists are seeing an early crop of potholes on Delaware roads this winter. The state Department of Transportation says all of its districts are reporting an increase in potholes because of temperature swings. The News Journal reports that crews are …