Delaware Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court of Delaware is the sole appellate court in the United States' state of Delaware.wikipedia
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Delaware Court of Chancery

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The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over direct appeals from the Superior Court, Family Court, and Court of Chancery.
It is one of Delaware's three constitutional courts, along with the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

Delaware General Corporation Law

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Because Delaware is a popular haven for corporations, the Court has developed a worldwide reputation as a respected source of corporate law decisions, particularly in the area of mergers and acquisitions.
Litigants may appeal final decisions of the Court of Chancery to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Delaware

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The Supreme Court of Delaware is the sole appellate court in the United States' state of Delaware.

Dover, Delaware

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Arguments are normally held each Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Dover, the state capital.
To this day, The Green remains the heart of Dover's historic district and is the location of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Kent County Courthouse.

Cheff v. Mathes

Cheff v Mathes
1964), was a case in which the Delaware Supreme Court first addressed the issue of director conflict of interest in a corporate change of control setting.

Smith v. Van Gorkom

Smith v Van Gorkom
Smith v. Van Gorkom 488 A.2d 858 (Del. 1985) is a United States corporate law case of the Delaware Supreme Court, discussing a director's duty of care.

Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc.

Revlon v. MacAndrewsRevlonRevlon Moment
1986), was a landmark decision of the Delaware Supreme Court on hostile takeovers.

Unocal Corp. v. Mesa Petroleum Co.

Unocal v. Mesa PetroleumUnocal Corp v Mesa Petroleum CoUnocal v. Mesa
1985) is a landmark decision of the Delaware Supreme Court on corporate defensive tactics against take-over bids.

Business judgment rule

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As the Delaware Supreme Court has said, a court "will not substitute its own notions of what is or is not sound business judgment" if "the directors of a corporation acted on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that the action taken was in the best interests of the company."

Appeal

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The Supreme Court of Delaware is the sole appellate court in the United States' state of Delaware.

Corporate law

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Because Delaware is a popular haven for corporations, the Court has developed a worldwide reputation as a respected source of corporate law decisions, particularly in the area of mergers and acquisitions.

Mergers and acquisitions

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Because Delaware is a popular haven for corporations, the Court has developed a worldwide reputation as a respected source of corporate law decisions, particularly in the area of mergers and acquisitions.

Appellate jurisdiction

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The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over direct appeals from the Superior Court, Family Court, and Court of Chancery.

Delaware Superior Court

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The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over direct appeals from the Superior Court, Family Court, and Court of Chancery.

Discretionary jurisdiction

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However, it has discretionary jurisdiction over appeals from interlocutory orders.

Interlocutory

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However, it has discretionary jurisdiction over appeals from interlocutory orders.

Original jurisdiction

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The Court has original jurisdiction over writs of mandamus, prohibition, and certiorari.

Writ

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The Court has original jurisdiction over writs of mandamus, prohibition, and certiorari.

Mandamus

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The Court has original jurisdiction over writs of mandamus, prohibition, and certiorari.

Prohibition

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The Court has original jurisdiction over writs of mandamus, prohibition, and certiorari.

Certiorari

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The Court has original jurisdiction over writs of mandamus, prohibition, and certiorari.

Exclusive jurisdiction

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In addition, the Court regulates and has exclusive jurisdiction over matters concerning the admission and discipline of lawyers, the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, continuing legal education requirements, and the unauthorized practice of law.

Continuing legal education

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In addition, the Court regulates and has exclusive jurisdiction over matters concerning the admission and discipline of lawyers, the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, continuing legal education requirements, and the unauthorized practice of law.

Practice of law

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In addition, the Court regulates and has exclusive jurisdiction over matters concerning the admission and discipline of lawyers, the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, continuing legal education requirements, and the unauthorized practice of law.