Written on: April 27th, 2012 in News
Attorney General’s Office to Sponsor 3 Sites in Free Statewide Initiative Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2p.m Wilmington – Noting that in 2009 7 million Americans 12 years of age and older abused prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, Attorney General Beau Biden urged Delaware consumers to participate in tomorrow’s free statewide prescription drug take-back events […]
Written on: April 26th, 2012 in News
Bipartisan group of former police officers sponsor legislation Dover – Attorney General Beau Biden and a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced legislation today that will create a felony offense of providing false information to law enforcement officers. Senate Bill 209, which is sponsored by Sen. Bruce Ennis, Rep. Larry Mitchell, Sen. David Lawson and Rep. […]
Written on: April 23rd, 2012 in News
Media Release Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden’s office today announced that the deadline for its annual student senior abuse video competition has been extended to May 1, 2012. The contest, sponsored by the Attorney General’s Senior Protection Initiative, is designed to engage young people in raising awareness of senior abuse in families and communities […]
Written on: April 23rd, 2012 in News
Media Advisory Philadelphia, PA – Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 24) in Philadelphia Attorney General Beau Biden will address hundreds of students gathered from across the country who are competing in the 2012 National LifeSmarts consumer competition. LifeSmarts is a competitive educational program sponsored by the National Consumers League that educates students on real-world financial and consumer […]
Written on: April 10th, 2012 in 10002(a) Agenda
Various people alleged that they did not receive proper notice of Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment meetings and that the Board violated various procedural requirements. Held that the meeting agenda was sufficient when it listed the general topic (an appeal of a building inspector decision), without specifying that the Board would consider whether the appeal was time-barred, because the issue was the appeal and whether it was time-barred was a within the scope of the appeal itself. The Board allowed argument by counsel to appellants, as well as counsel to the property owners and Rehoboth Beach, thus meeting any standards of fairness required under FOIA and the U.S. Constitution. The alleged procedural violations should be appealed to Superior Court, as they are not alleged violations of FOIA appealable to the AG.
Written on: April 9th, 2012 in News
Biden secured $45 million for Delaware and fought for important new protections for America’s military men and women Wilmington – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that a federal judge has approved the consent judgments that will implement the $25 billion national mortgage settlement between Delaware, 48 other states and the District of Columbia, […]
Written on: April 2nd, 2012 in News
Highlights Staggering Statistics; Calls Upon Adults to Speak for Voiceless Victims Wilmington – Before the age of 18, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. Only 1 in 10of those young victims will report their abuse, in part, because 90% of victims know their abuser. Citing these staggering […]
Written on: March 27th, 2012 in 10002(a) Agenda
Petitioner alleged that the Caesar Rodney School District violated FOIA by (a) posting only tentative agendas; (b) failing to inform the public that it was planning to increase personnel salaries during the December 2011 meeting; (c) failing to include specific grounds for executive sessions in the agendas; and (d) failing to provide adequate Board minutes. Held that (a) the District violated FOIA by posting tentative agendas, but that the District agreed not to label future agendas as “tentative”; (b) because the salaries in question were set through contracts previously agreed to by the District, notice of such salary increases was not necessary; (c) failing to specify the purpose of executive sessions violated FOIA, but the District agreed to include specific grounds for executive sessions in the future; and (d) the minutes were adequate so the District did not violate FOIA as to the minutes.
Written on: March 27th, 2012 in 10002(h) Public Body
State Senator received complaints that the Kent County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KCSPCA) denied public access to a Board meeting in February 2012. Held that KCSPCA was a public body because it was incorporated by filing its Certificate with the Secretary of State and it received $3,000 of grant-in-aid funding for the year.
NOTE: This opinion was supplemented by 12-IIB08.
Written on: March 12th, 2012 in News
Wilmington – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced that a Florida court on Friday granted his office’s motion to intervene in a case involving the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust, which funds The Nemours Foundation. Biden asked the Duval County Circuit Court last month to allow Delaware to intervene in the court’s review of a […]