Why Employers Settle Lawsuits

I’ve spent the past four weeks preparing for and in trial in Delaware’s Court of Chancery.  As evidenced by the absence of any posts in the past several weeks, virtually all of my waking hours have been devoted to the case as we neared the big day at the courthouse.  Now that trial has concluded and we switch gears to focus on the impending post-trial briefing and oral argument, I’ve been able to to catch my breath and to reflect. Continue reading

Everybody Loves a Winner

It’s so nice to get a compliment. And when the compliment comes from the ABA Journal for the fourth year in a row, it’s really, really, really nice. Yes, that’s right, the Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country in the 6th Annual edition of the Top 100. This is the fourth consecutive year in which we’ve been awarded this incredible honor and, I can assure you, it is no less a surprise or a thrill this year than it was four years ago.aba_badge_sqre_honoree_2012

To those who nominated us for the award, thank you. To all of our readers, thank you. And to all of the many, many, many employment law bloggers whose posts continue to set a very high bar, thank you. Continue reading

YCST Attorneys Present at DELPELRA Conference

DELPELRA logoAttorneys from Young Conaway traveled to Dover today to present at the Annual Training Conference for the Delaware Public Employer Labor Relations Association (DELPELRA).

Tim Snyder presented on the impact of health care reform on public employers. He also gave an overview of what public employers are doing to address the challenges of funding their pension plans. Continue reading

YCST Annual Employment Law Seminar

The Annual Employment Law Seminar held yesterday at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, was a huge success. Thank you to all of the attendees for participating–your enthusiasm and engagement is the key to the program’s success.

An extra dose of thanks is due to all of the brave souls who participated in Employment Law Jeopardy, hosted by Bill Bowser.

Next year’s seminar will be held on May 9, so be sure to mark your calendars. In the meantime, we always welcome your comments and thoughts about ways we can improve the seminar.

Keepin’ It In the (Blog) Family

Employers have more resources than ever when it comes to employment-related questions. The Internet is chock full of fantastic references for all things employment law. This blog was selected as one of the best in the country by the ABA Journal for the third time this year (thanks, ABA Journal!!), along with several other terrific employment-law blogs. There’s a connection between this blog and some of the other winners this year, though, that deserves my attention. Continue reading

We’re Baaaack

Apologies to our loyal readers for the lack of posts for the past two weeks. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes upgrading the blog. Now that we’re back online, posts will resume as normal and, in the weeks ahead, we’ll finally be giving our blogroll a much-needed facelift. In the meantime, thanks again for your patience!

Three YCST Attorneys Selected to Participate in Federal Trial Practice Seminar

A quick note of congratulations to three of our colleagues, who were selected to participate in the Federal Trial Practice seminar.  The program, which is hosted by the U.S. District Court in the District of Delaware, is in its second year and is designed to provide hands-on experience and valuable courtroom training.  Congratulations to Michele Sherretta Budicak and Jeffrey T. Castellano, of Young Conaway’s Intellectual Property Litigation Section, and Erika R. Caesar, of the Commercial Litigation Section.  For more about the program, see an earlier post by the Delaware IP Law Blog.

Congratulations Michele, Jeff, and Erika!