Reader Feedback: Andre Bouchard-era Court Corruption Must End


Dear Friends,

All eyes are still on new Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick’s handling of the TransPerfect case: Will she let the swindling continue? I’m hopeful for change, but one thing is for sure: Time will tell!

Andre Bouchard’s early resignation, with 5 years left on his term, is a clear sign that the public is fed up with corruption, cronyism, conflicts of interest, and giving out Court victories to your country club golf and tennis partners (Yes, Kevin Shannon, this means you). Here’s some feedback from my recent column, “TransPerfect Wins Legal Victories Against Skadden Arps & Bob Pincus and After Three Years Too Long, the “Custodians” Are Finally Discharged.”

Keep it coming!

Beverly C:

We can only hope that McCormick is twice the Chancellor that Bouchard wasn’t.

Keep us updated, Judson.

John P.:
I don’t get how these guys were able to get so much money from this company without any penalty. What the hell is going on in our state?

Joanna U.:

Judson, thank you. Maybe this will help those workers. So much money that should have been theirs. Keep up the good stories.

Franklin B.:
I don’t get this whole thing. I do get that people are being ripped off here!

Garrison M.:
So good to see the wheels of justice moving slowly in the right direction.

Those Skadden guys seem like crooks! Are you afraid they’ll come after you?

William K.:

The whole TransPerfect case has been an insidious debacle that embarrassed Delaware. Hopefully McCormick will bring some equity to the situation and return Delaware’s Court of Chancery to the national status it once enjoyed.

John W.:

Finally, it seems that some justice for TransPerfect is happening. Your expose’ of this entire saga has been impressive. Thanks for what you do.

Laura S.:

In a small state like Delaware, the legal community, especially in the Chancery Court, is intertwined and connected. This Court has been suspect for many years.

Cathy W.:

“Excellent reporting, keep up the good work!”

Sally B.:

Our Delaware incorporation industry depends on the fairness and equity of the Chancery which is the basis of why Delaware has been the leader in incorporating the majority of Fortune 500 companies. The needed Franchise Taxes are important for Delaware’s solvency. Let’s hope McCormick will restore some trust in the Delaware system. Good job Judson.

I appreciate your feedback and loyal participation over the years. They are a valuable tool as they serve as a barometer of your interest and attitude on these topics.

Respectfully Submitted,

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.