Knepper & Stratton, Delaware Personal Injury Lawyers
Mar 092009

On December 3, 2008, The Honorable Joseph E. Slights, of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, denied Defendant’s Motion to Suppress blood test evidence obtained in the Wilmington Police Station in State v. Cardona, a Vehicular Assault and felony DUI case. Defendant contended that, “a blood draw conducted at a police station rather […]

Feb 282009

On February 2, 2009, in the Delaware Superior Court case of Quatarone v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., The Honorable Jerome O. Herlihy dismissed Plaintiffs’ malicious prosecution claim against defendant, holding as a matter of law, based upon undisputed facts, Defendant had “probable cause” to have Plaintiff arrested. In his well reasoned opinion Judge Herlihy first […]

Feb 282009

The Honorable William C. Carpenter, Jr., in his January 30, 2009 decision, upon Plaintiffs Motion for New Trial and/or Additur, in the Delaware Superior Court case of Delores A. Hinson and Juanita Scott v. Margarete R. Johnson, C.A. No. 06C-11-298 RRC, stemming from a September 16, 2008, jury verdict noted: “Complicating what would normally be […]

Feb 032009

In a summary judgment opinion in the case of Roberts v. DP&L, et. al., released on January 30, 2009, The Honorable Robert B. Young, a judge of the Delaware Superior Court, sitting in Kent County, applied common law negligence principles to the statutorily created Delaware Wrongful Death statute in holding that in order for a […]

Dec 142008

In an opinion issued on November 13, 2008, in the Delaware Superior Court case of Clifton Cann v. Stephen Dunner, The Honorable Richard R. Cooch, Resident judge of New Castle County, granted Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgement. Dismissing Plaintiff Clifton Cann’s negligence action against Defendant Stephen Dunner, which sought compensation for soft tissue injuries Plaintiff […]

Dec 142008

On October 30, 2008, The Honorable Peggy L. Ableman, a Judge of the Delaware Superior Court, in the case of Christopher Campbell v. Kenneth A. Whorl, denied Plaintiff’s Motion for a New Trial and granted Defendant’s Motion for Costs in upholding the September 8, 2008, jury verdict for Defendant. This case arose from an August […]

Nov 182008

In the case of Aneita Patterson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Delaware Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Slights, III, in an order dated October 29, 2008, denies summary judgment to defendant State Farm and re-affirms and adopts the prior 2004 Delaware Superior Court holding of Kent v. Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Co., […]

Oct 072008

On July 14, 2008, in the case of Hazel v. Delaware Supermarkets, Inc, Edy’s Grand Ice Cream and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc., the Delaware Supreme Court in a 3 to 2 decision overturned the Delaware Superior Courts grant of Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment. The Delaware Supreme Court reiterated its prior holding in […]

Oct 052008

In two separate decisions issued on September 19, 2008 and October 1, 2008, Herring, et al. v. Ashland, Inc., et al. and Herring, et al. v. Ashland, Inc., et al., the Honorable Jan Jurden dismissed Plaintiff’s claims against Shell Oil and Sunoco for claimant’s exposure to xylene, naphtha, mineral spirits and toulene resulting in Acute […]

Oct 052008

In an October 1, 2008 opinion in the case of Mayew v. Chrysler, LLC, the Honorable Peggy Ableman dismissed Plaintiff’s “lemon law” claims brought pursuant to Delaware’s Lemon Law and Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Act for failure, “as a matter of law…to establish a substantial impairment to the value, safety, or use of their Jeep, nor […]