First deadline in Delaware chancery’s ‘secret’ arbitration lawsuit passes without action

From Attorneys for the Delaware Court of Chancery have let one appeal deadline pass without acting in the lawsuit over the court’s “secret” arbitration program that two federal courts have declared unconstitutional.

Attorney Lawrence Hamermesh, who is representing the Chancery Court, declined to comment today on whether the state plans to appeal the case directly to the U.S. Supreme Court or will abandon both an appeal and the confidential arbitration system.


Attorney David Finger, who filed the lawsuit against Chancery Court on behalf of the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, said Monday that he believed the October appeals court ruling was “solid.”

“I don’t expect there to be any further judicial action in the case,” he said.

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The Delaware Coalition for Open Government is a member of NFOIC. –eds