• Bd. of Educ. of the Smyrna Sch. Dist. v. E.D.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Education Law
    Industry: Education
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David H. Williams, James H. McMackin, III, and Allyson Britton DiRocco, Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE for appellant
    for defendant: Valerie A. Dunkle, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D68399

    Reversal of student's expulsion affirmed where local school board failed to provide student with meaningful cross-examination during the disciplinary hearing and imposed a punishment clearly disproportionate to the severity of the student's offense.

  • Harris v. State

    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph A. Hurley, Wilmington, DE for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew F. Hicks, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE for appellee.

    Case Number: D68391

    Trial court did not err in considering Intoxilyzer test results to find defendant guilty of DUI after he stipulated to the sufficiency of the Intoxilyzer calibration logs and card.

  • Sadler v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy A. Dillon for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Colin M. Shalk for defendant.

    Case Number: D68236

    Genuine issues of material fact regarding vicarious liability and negligence precluded an employer's motion for summary judgment in this vehicle accident case.

  • Brookings v. Kirk

    Publication Date: 2018-07-18
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William L. O'Day, Woloshin, Lynch & Associates, P.A., attorney for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Julie M. Donoghue, Delaware Department of Justice, attorney for defendants.

    Case Number: D68216

    Complaint seeking damages for lottery's failure to honor winning tickets dismissed on summary judgment where computer malfunction caused same numbers to repeat for multiple consecutive drawings, thereby eliminating the legally required element of chance.

  • State of Delaware v. Ferinden

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenna R. Milecki for the state
    for defendant: Joe Hurley for defendant.

    Case Number: D68188

    In this criminal proceeding involving two alleged sexual abuse victims, the court concluded that severance was not necessary, because the crimes were of the same general character, involved a similar course of conduct and took place within a brief span of time.

  • State of Delaware v. Robinson

    Publication Date: 2018-05-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean P. Lugg and Carolyn S. Hake for the state
    for defendant: Patrick J. Collins for defendant.

    Case Number: D68164

    The state violated a criminal defendant's constitutional rights when it obtained documents from his prison cell and reviewed confidential attorney-client information without court approval.

  • Robinson v. Regional Hematology and Oncology, P.A.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-23
    Practice Area: Expert Witnesses | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: D68155

    Genuine issues of material fact existed as to comparative negligence and mitigation, so the court denied a motion for summary judgment in this medical negligence case.

  • Lincoln Benefit Life Co. v. Wilmington Trust, N.A.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-18
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Insurance
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph C. Schoell, Jason P. Gosselin, Katherine L. Villaneuva and Christopher F. Petrillo for plaintiff
    for defendant: Steven L. Caponi for defendant.

    Case Number: D68113

    Defendant failed to establish overwhelming hardship or other justification for depriving plaintiff of its chosen forum in this insurance matter.

  • Sands v. Union Pacific R.R.

    Publication Date: 2017-12-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Rocanelli
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eileen M. McGivney for plaintiffs
    for defendant: Maria R. Granaudo Gesty, Anne Marie O'Brien and Daniel J. Hassing for defendant.

    Case Number: D67961

    Employer failed to state particularized reasons to demonstrate overwhelming hardship in support of its motions to dismiss two toxic tort claims on the basis of forum non conveniens.