The Delaware Trial Practice Forum has just started a new blog www.delawaretrialpracticeforum.com providing advice and news to Delaware lawyers. They are also looking for volunteers to write for the blog so here’s your chance to write and share information with other attorneys.
Originally created in 1988 by Judge Vincent A. Bifferato, the Delaware Trial Practice Forum describe its goals as “… to provide free continuing legal education (CLE) credits to those who are just starting out and to offer those young attorneys a chance to become acquainted with each other as well as with more experienced attorneys.” They have traditionally offered a series of free seminars for young attorneys.
Michigan lumber baron Wellington R. Burt left an unusual will barring all of his children and grandchildren from inheriting his fortune. This year, 21 years after the death of his youngest grandchild his descendants will finally inherit.
This gives several news outlets the opportunity to try to explain the rule against perpetuities. The Daily Mail decides to just blame it all on a curse. I guess that’s easier to explain. I don’t think you can get away with answering “it’s a curse” on a law exam though.
In case you still need more information, here’s a CALI podcast on the rule.
William Chandler, Chancellor of Delaware’s influential Court of Chancery has announced his retirement. He has been on the Court for 22 years. Chandler recently gave the keynote address at a Widener corporate law symposium.