Posts Tagged ‘news’

Wall Street Journal Law Blog starts Weekly Docket

November 7th, 2011 No comments

The Wall Street Journal’s popular Law Blog has started the Law Blog Weekly Docket posting a list of major legal events scheduled around the United States for the upcoming week.

Delaware Trial Practice Forum launches blog

August 11th, 2011 No comments

The Delaware Trial Practice Forum has just started a new blog 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.

Rule Against Perpetuities in the News

May 11th, 2011 No comments

Wellington R. BurtMichigan 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.

Chancellor Chandler to Retire

April 26th, 2011 No comments

chandlerWilliam 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.

The News Journal, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomburg have more information.