Chief Judges Leonard P. Stark and Christopher S. Sontchi have announced procedures for protecting the public and court employees from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Chief Judges stated that the District Court and Bankruptcy Court will, if practicable and efficient, conduct conferences and hearings telephonically. Additionally, if practitioners believe they have come intoContinue reading “The District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Announce COVID-19 Precautions”
The District of Delaware today announced the selection of Jennifer L. Hall to become a United States Magistrate Judge. Ms. Hall will fill the fourth Magistrate Judge seat in the District of Delaware, which was recently created by the Judicial Conference of the United States. Ms. Hall has been selected after a process that includedContinue reading “Jennifer L. Hall Selected as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Delaware”
Today the District of Delaware issued a Public Notice and Order regarding its anticipated continued operations during the federal government shutdown. Per the Public Notice, funds are only available to maintain normal operations of the District Court through next Friday, January 25. As the Court has determined that all its judicial officers and staff areContinue reading “District of Delaware Announces Continued Operations During Government Shutdown”
Today the Court has released an announcement regarding the assignment of existing and new cases to District Judges and a modified plan for the utilization of magistrate judges. The announcement is available here.
The United States District Court for the District of Delaware today released the following announcement: District of Delaware Welcomes Judges Connolly and Noreika The United States District Court for the District of Delaware is pleased to welcome the Honorable Colm F. Connolly and the Honorable Maryellen Noreika as United States District Court Judges. Judge ConnollyContinue reading “District of Delaware Welcomes Judges Connolly and Noreika”
On August 1, 2018, the Senate confirmed Colm F. Connolly and Maryellen Noreika as the District of Delaware’s newest District Judges. Connolly will fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Judge Sue L. Robinson, and Noreika will fill the seat vacated by Senior Judge Gregory M. Sleet. These confirmations return the District of DelawareContinue reading “The New United States District Judges for the District of Delaware Are Confirmed”
Today the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the nominations of Colm F. Connolly and Maryellen Noreika to be United States District Judges for the District of Delaware, bringing the District of Delaware one step closer to returning to full strength. The nominations will next be voted on by theContinue reading “Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Nominations for the District of Delaware”
The United States District Court for the District of Delaware today announced a new procedure for the assignment of cases to visiting judges in light of the District’s two District Judge vacancies. The Court’s announcement includes the following key points: 1. The Clerk of Court will immediately start reassigning a portion of Senior Judge Robinson’sContinue reading “District of Delaware Announces Procedures for Visiting Judges”
The United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced today that the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet will become a Senior United States District Court Judge as of May 1, 2017, and intends to render substantial judicial service in that role going forward. The Court’s official announcement regarding Judge Sleet can be viewed HERE.
The United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced today that, coinciding with the celebration of her birthday, the Honorable Sue L. Robinson has become a Senior United States District Court Judge. Judge Robinson intends to serve the District of Delaware as a Senior Judge until this summer. The Court, in light ofContinue reading “Judge Robinson Takes Senior Status; Court Announces Changes to Case Assignment Procedures”