Citizens For A Pro-Business Delaware Begin $150,000 Spend in Radio Ads to Call for Transparency in The Chancery Court.
August 5, 2019
The crusade for common sense practices in courts continues as the good government group takes their fight to broadcast news media. After countless strategic attempts to demand accountability from the Chancery Court, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware will be making their platform heard through the radio waves.
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Advocates for TransPerfect pivot to ‘good government’ reforms
July 25, 2019
The advocacy group that found hard to stop the court-ordered sale of TransPerfect says it now seeks to reform Delaware’s entire judicial system.
When Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware formed in 2016, the group was focused on a handful of goals: advocate against the Chancery Court decision to force the sale of the global translation company and push for legislation in the General Assembly to stop the sale.
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Law Notes: Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware praises Superior Court appointment
July 24, 2019
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware praised Gov. John Carney’s selection of a female Superior Court Judge and called for diversity to be a top priority in the appointment of a successor to retiring Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine.
The group praised the appointment of Meghan A. Adams. Adams is one of seven female judges on the Delaware Superior Court. Read more here.
On Heels of Chief Justice Strine Resignation, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Announce New Platform to Increase Transparency in the State's Judicial System
July 10, 2019
Today, following a recent report by the Center for Public Integrity that listed Delaware 48th in the Nation for transparency and accountability, and 46th for judicial accountability, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware announced a new platform to dramatically improve ethics, transparency, and accountability in the State's Government and Chancery Court. Read more here.
Chief Justice Strine’s TransPerfect legacy
July 9, 2019
Outgoing Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine did not preside over the TransPerfect case, but his departure will not lead to any tearful farewells from parties involved in the TransPerfect case. The high court, under Strine, upheld controversial Chancery Court decisions in the case that led to co-founder Phil Shawe [getting] the go-ahead to buy out Liz Elting.
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Citizens for Pro-Business Delaware Call for End to Chancery Court Boys Club
July 9, 2019
Today, following the news that Delaware Chancery Court Chief Justice Strine is retiring, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following statement:
"We wish Chief Justice Strine well, but it's time to reform the Delaware courts. We will be unveiling our platform tomorrow that calls for more transparency, electronic media recording of court proceedings, randomized selection of judges for cases and other commonsense reforms. Read more here.
Citizens for Pro-Business Delaware to Announce New Platform to Increase Transparency in the State's Government & Judicial System
July 8, 2019
Following a recent report by the Center for Public Integrity that listed Delaware 48th in the Nation for transparency and accountability, and 46th for judicial accountability, on Wednesday, July 10th, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware will be announcing a new platform to dramatically improve ethics, transparency, and accountability in the State's Government and Chancery Court. Read more here.
Proposed bill seeks to disclose fees paid to company custodians
July 2, 2019
A bill has been introduced that would require Chancery Court to disclose fees paid in rare cases where a custodian is paid to appointed to deal with the deadlocked sale of a company. The legislation comes out of a deadlock over the sale of TransPerfect. State Rep. Michael Smith, R-Newark, sponsored the bill that was introduced late in the legislative session and will be considered next year. Read more here.
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Volunteers Removed from Delaware State Bar Association Brunch.
June 17, 2019
On June 14, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware volunteers were removed from the Delaware Bar Association’s Bench Brunch where Chancellor Bouchard, who has been a persistent roadblock to Chancery Court reform, served as panelist for a discussion on ‘Chancery Changes’ and ‘The Road to Equity’.
The volunteers were passing out literature demanding heightened transparency and accountability. Read more here.
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) to Mount Challenge to Rising Custodian Bills Totaling Over $26 Million to the Long-Ended TransPerfect Case.
April 11, 2019
18 months after the historic TransPerfect case was settled, the custodian in the case, Robert Pincus has continued to bill TransPerfect every month for undisclosed services, including what his own $1,475 an hour role entails. His responsibility remains unclear, and any efforts to ascertain his work on behalf of TransPerfect has been met with silence. The Chancery Court has kept all invoices and description of services under seal - allegedly to protect the sale process, which ended in late 2017.
The custodian’s spending is a matter of public record and public concern and employees deserve answers. Skadden, Arps, Meagher and Flom has received a sizable amount of the 250 million that was spent on the case Chief Justice Andre Bouchard previously worked as Skadden before joining the Chancery Court in 2015. Read more here.