Judge sanctions Mountaire in Delaware wastewater lawsuit

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in southern Delaware. The judge this week ordered Mountaire Corp. and the subsidiaries to pay $18,000 in […]

Appeals court panel weighs Wilmington Trust convictions

DOVER — Attorneys representing former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program have asked a federal appeals court panel to overturn their convictions. Defense attorneys argued Tuesday that prosecutors had failed to prove that the former Wilmington Trust executives deliberately lied to federal regulators […]

Catholic group sues beach town over ban on Nativity scene

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DOVER — A Catholic fraternal organization is suing a popular Delaware beach resort in federal court over its decision to end a decadeslong practice of allowing the display of a Christmas Nativity scene on public property. The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council contends that the 2018 decision by Rehoboth Beach officials violates […]

Revenue projections increase as new budget year approaches

DOVER — Delaware lawmakers will have a little more money to work with as they finalize a budget for the fiscal year that starts in two weeks. The panel that sets Delaware’s official revenue forecast voted Wednesday to increase the revenue estimates for both the current and new fiscal years. The Delaware Economic and Financial […]

Nonjury trial eyed in suit over virus worship restrictions

DOVER — A federal judge has denied a cleric’s request for a preliminary injunction against Democratic Gov. John Carney over restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. U.S. District Court Judge Colm Connolly on Thursday denied the request for an injunction as moot, given changes that Carney made to […]

Delaware governor backs off restrictions on church services

DOVER (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is backing off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the face of a federal lawsuit challenging those restrictions as unconstitutional. State attorneys told a federal judge in a letter Wednesday that the “guidance” Carney had issued for worship services has […]

Carney to back off Delaware religious worship restrictions

DOVER, Del. — Democratic Gov. John Carney plans to back off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state attorneys told a federal judge Tuesday. Carney planned to issue new guidance regarding communities of worship either later Tuesday or Wednesday that could narrow, or even resolve, issues raised in […]

State officials eye piece of county coronavirus relief funds

DOVER — Delaware officials have received more than $927 million in federal coronavirus relief fund assistance, but they are also looking to get a slice of the roughly $323 million going directly to the state’s largest county. Gov. John Carney noted Friday that the cost of the state’s coronavirus response efforts could easily exceed its […]

Virus impact on state revenue may be less than feared

DOVER — New estimates show that the coronavirus epidemic’s impact on Delaware’s government coffers may not be as bad as officials initially feared. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council on Thursday increased its revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by $92 million compared to April projections. The panel also increased its revenue estimates […]

Bankruptcy claims date set for Boy Scouts child sex victims

DOVER — Attorneys have agreed on a November deadline for victims of child sex abuse to file claims in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. The Nov. 16 date presented to a judge Monday was worked out after attorneys for the official committee representing abuse victims objected to a proposed Oct. 6 deadline and […]