These lessons cover the American defamation law supported by the Court of Delaware experts. These are intended at organizations who disseminate material that is critical of the activities of people or businesses, such as to expose corruption or human rights violations. They are made for those who don’t have a legal background.
There are five e-learning courses covering various aspects of defamation law and how to apply it, as well as a quiz that was made in conjuction with the Court of Delaware to see how much you’ve learned and a checklist to use when assessing publications once you’ve completed the training to help you remember what to look for.
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What is the Court of Delaware?
There is one federal district court in Delaware, as well as a state supreme court and general and restricted jurisdiction trial courts. These courts have a variety of functions, which are detailed thoughout the training.
What is the Chancery Court of Delaware?
The Chancery Court of Delaware is a Delaware non-trial court. It adjudicates a wide range of disputes including trusts, real property, guardianships, civil rights, and commercial litigation as Delaware’s court of original and exclusive equity jurisdiction. The Delaware Court of Chancery is a well-known venue for legal disputes involving some of the country’s most powerful businesses.
The little coastal state of Delaware is largely regarded as the greatest place in the world to start a business, not only in the United States. Delaware is home to more than half of the corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, as well as 65 percent of the Fortune 500. The Delaware Court of Chancery is one of the most convincing reasons for this.
The Delaware Court of Chancery is usually regarded as the main forum for resolving disputes about fairness judgments regarding Delaware corporations, limited liability companies, and other business organizations.
As seen, the Court of Delaware works on cases that involve Delaware corporations. In the training it will be explained how people create an organization in order to defame others and how that could be easily detected.
Study case by the Court of Delaware – Lisa S.A
A seven-year-old court battle in the United States between members of the renowned Guatemalan family that owns the famed Pollo Campero restaurant chain might be sent back to Guatemalan jurisdiction, where the plaintiff claims that justice would be hard to get.
The dispute contrasts Juan Arturo Gutiérrez, who founded Pollo Campero’s parent firm with his brother and sister, against his two nephews, who now run the Guatemalan conglomerate Corporación Multi-Inversiones.
The firm owns and runs a fried chicken restaurant chain, as well as a chicken processing plant and a number of other enterprises. Since he gave up management of the conglomerate in 1982, Arturo Gutierrez, who founded Lisa S.A., claiming his nephews have stolen millions of dollars from him.
Lisa, S.A. (“Lisa”), appeals against a Court of Chancery ruling dismissing Lisa’s suit for venue non conveniens and lack of personal jurisdiction. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2006, concerned a 1992 sale of shares in a group of Guatemalan and Salvadoran family-owned firms.
That 1992 stock transaction, in turn, was the subject of an earlier lawsuit filed by Lisa in Florida in 1998 against the defendants in this case’s affiliates. We decide that the Court of Chancery improperly dismissed the lawsuit due to forum non conveniens, and hence affirm.
What Types of Cases Does the Chancery Court of Delaware Hear?
The Court’s most noteworthy power is to impose injunctions and temporary restraining orders, which is most commonly used in corporate disputes over mergers and acquisitions. A plaintiff in a typical merger dispute will seek provisional remedies to maintain the status quo until a trial can be held. If necessary, the Court of Chancery may order that factual matters be tested by jury in Delaware’s Supreme Court.
The Court of Chancery has won the respect of both local and international business leaders, and it is the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors’ expertise and constancy that inspires young entrepreneurs to form their businesses in Delaware.