Del. Chancery Court's 2 New Seats Likely To Be Filled Soon

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A planned expansion of Delaware’s current five-member Court of Chancery gathered steam Thursday, one week after enactment of a state budget that added two new vice chancellor seats to the nationally prominent, 226-year-old equity court that routinely handles multibillion-dollar disputes.

State Judicial Nominating Commission members began taking applications Tuesday and plan to keep the door open through July 20. Those familiar with the process predicted a late summer or early fall special session of the state Senate to vote on confirmation of whomever Gov. John Carney picks for the jobs, which pay $183,444 annually.

If confirmed, the selections would mark the...

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