• Brown v. City of Wilmington

    Publication Date: 2019-01-23
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Labor Law
    Industry: Health Care | Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary S. Nitsche and Rachel D. Allen, Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, LLC, Wilmington, DE, for plaintiffs.
    for defendant: Lauren A. Cirrinicione and Kelley M. Huff, Murphy & Landon, Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68431

    Retired firefighters' claims for denial of health insurance benefits pursuant to municipal personnel policy denied where employer had not made specific determination that their disabilities arose from hot pursuit or emergency situation and where policy could not apply retroactively to firefighters who retired prior to policy adoption.

  • State of Delaware v. Matthews

    Publication Date: 2019-01-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph S. Grubb and Zachary D. Rosen, Deputy Attorneys General, Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for the state.
    for defendant: Eugene J. Maurer, Jr. and Elise K. Wolpert of Eugene J. Maurer, Jr., P.A., Wilmington, DE for defendant.

    Case Number: D68412

    The state's misrepresentation of the evidence during closing argument, even if unintentional, prejudiced defendant and compromised the fairness of the proceeding.

  • State of Delaware v. McElderry

    Publication Date: 2018-10-24
    Practice Area: Civil Rights | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rebecca Song, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE, for the state
    for defendant: James O. Turner, Jr., Assistant Public Defender, Office of Defense Services, Wilmington, DE, for de-fendant.

    Case Number: D68333

    Police officers had a sufficiently reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, which justified the seizure of evi-dence.

  • Massey v. Nationwide Assurance Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher J. Sipe for plaintiff
    for defendant: Mary Anne McLane Detweiler for defendant.

    Case Number: D68313

    A party moving to set aside a judgment failed to demonstrate improper service, and any neglect on his part was not excusable.

  • State of Delaware v. Caudle

    Publication Date: 2018-09-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew B. Frawley and Colleen E. Durkin for the state
    for defendant: F. Phillip Renzulli and Joseph M. Leager for defendant.

    Case Number: D68291

    A criminal defendant charged with murder at age 16 was not entitled to transfer the matter to family court, be-cause he had a history of escalating violent behavior and failed to comply with prior rehabilitative efforts.

  • Sipple v. Connections Cmty. Support Programs, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-29
    Practice Area: Contracts | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bruce L. Hudson for plaintiff
    for defendant: John D. Balaguer and Randall S. MacTough for defendant.

    Case Number: D68269

    A former inmate was not entitled to pursue a breach of contract claim in addition to his medical negligence claim, because he failed to meet the criteria for a contract claim under the Medical Negligence Act.

  • State of Delaware v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric H. Zubrow for the state
    for defendant: Natalie S. Woloshin for defendant.

    Case Number: D68212

    Criminal defendant failed to meet his burden of showing that trial counsel's performance was objectively un-reasonable, or that that defendant was prejudiced by it.

  • State of Delaware v. Keys

    Publication Date: 2018-03-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Philip M. Casale for the state
    for defendant: Monica G. Germono for defendant

    Case Number: D68076

    A juvenile charged as an adult was entitled to a transfer to family court where he was incompetent to stand trial, but was not eligible for any of the treatment programs available to adult offenders. Motion to transfer charges to family court granted.

  • Broughton v. Wong

    Publication Date: 2018-02-28
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ben T. Castle and Bruce L. Hudson for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Richard Galperin and Joshua H. Meyeroff for defendants.

    Case Number: D68057

    Defendants in medical malpractice case did not demonstrate that testimony by plaintiffs expert as to the standard of care was improper, or that the court incorrectly admitted statistical evidence.

  • Prime Rock Energy Capital, LLC v. Vaquero Operations, Ltd.

    Publication Date: 2017-11-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Mining and Resources
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Medinilla
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Seth A. Niederman and Courtney A. Emerson for plaintiff
    for defendant: Matthew L. Miller, Kevin G. Abrams, John M. Seaman and E. Wade Houston for defendant.

    Case Number: D67933

    The court had personal jurisdiction over the defendant where the parties contract designated Delaware as the forum for resolving any disputes.