New Hope or More of the Same Delaware Corruption?

OPINION

 

Dear Friends,

 

 

As I look to the future of the Delaware Court of Chancery I am hopeful, but suspicious that it’s a revolving door of non-objective equity, with bias and appearances of impropriety as seen under outgoing Chancellor Andre Bouchard’s suspect leadership and operation. Is the “Delaware Way” too entrenched into the court system that has been built on cronyism and favors?

 

To that point, folks, I’m deeply concerned that even the new court appointees are just part of the same broken system that has been broken for years. 

 

Take newly appointed Chancellor Kathleen McCormick, the first female Chancellor in Delaware’s Equity Court. You would imagine she’d be bringing a fresh perspective to its operation. Think again, folks!

  

As it turns out, she’s a former HIG attorney, which is the company that clearly, in my view, appeared to conspire with custodian Robert Pincus, in the TransPerfect case. In a manner of speaking, as I understand it, she was involved among those that they were trying to give the company to in the Chancery Court auction for ownership of TransPerfect.

 

During Bouchard’s reign as Delaware’s Chancellor, there was much evidence of his appearances of impropriety through his handling of the TransPerfect case, which is still mounting and being evaluated.

 

While I wish to express my sincere desire that new Chancellor McCormick will upgrade its standards, I truly wonder whether she will do the right thing by TransPerfect, the good people of Delaware, and the integrity of the Chancery Court.

 

I remain skeptical. Time will tell folks and, as you know, I will be watching. Please stay tuned, as things develop in Delaware accordingly!

  

Respectfully yours,

 

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.