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Even the Delaware Supreme Court has figured out that sex sells. The five justices are doing a little circuit riding, portaging their bench for the second year in a row to Widener University law school in Wilmington, Del., to hear oral arguments today. The idea behind the travel is educational, to give the law students there and the public a chance to see the court in action. The more people who come, the more people get educated. So what matters are on tap to draw a crowd? Frederick’s of Hollywood and a sex offender’s appeal. Never mind that the Frederick’s case has little to do with the scantily clothed models the company is famous for. It’s actually a shareholders’ suit on appeal from the Court of Chancery. Similarly, the sex offender’s case is really a constitutional question. The Delaware high court will assemble to hear four oral arguments in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom at Widener. The entire bench will participate — Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey and Justices Joseph T. Walsh, Randy J. Holland, Carolyn Berger and Myron T. Steele. Veasey will convene the session with opening remarks at 9:45 a.m., followed by the first hearing at 10 a.m. Each case will take about an hour, and the public is encouraged to attend. The justices normally hear arguments in the Supreme Court building in Dover, Del., and also in their Wilmington courtroom in the Carvel State Office Building. They first took to the road last year as part of an initiative by courts nationwide to enhance trust and confidence in the justice system. Here are the cases on the court’s Widener docket. Brown v. Liberty Mutual, 10 a.m. This is an appeal from a patient who filed against her insurance carrier in the Superior Court after being denied pre-authorization for a nerve block treatment. At issue is the claim by the plaintiff/appellant that the lower court erred by not admitting into evidence her doctor’s medical records as an exception to the general prohibition against hearsay. In re Unocal Exploration Corp., 11:15 a.m. The appellants are former minority shareholders of common stock in Unocal Exploration Corp., or UXC, a subsidiary of Unocal Corp. They are appealing Chancery’s dismissal of their complaint, which they brought after Unocal unilaterally filed a certificate of merger eliminating the minority stock interest in 1992. The plaintiffs charged that this short-form merger wasn’t entirely fair to the minority shareholders and was the product of self-dealing by Unocal. Helman v. State, 1:30 p.m. This appeal was filed by a convicted sex offender, arguing that the mandatory nature of Delaware’s sex offender registration statutes is unconstitutional as applied to the appellant, who was 14 at the time of his offense. Malpiede v. Townson, 2:45 p.m. The plaintiffs/appellants are shareholders of Frederick’s of Hollywood. They filed a class action complaint in Chancery against Frederick’s directors and Knightsbridge, a family of companies that acquired Frederick’s in 1997. They argue the court erred in dismissing their claim in which they alleged the Frederick’s directors failed to obtain the highest price available in selling the company.

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