Written on: February 28th, 2012 in News
Wilmington – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden encouraged Delawareans whose mortgage loans were active in the foreclosure process in 2009 and 2010 to take advantage of an opportunity to have their cases independently reviewed. There were more than 12,000 foreclosures in the state during that two-year period. “Our housing market only works when everyone plays […]
Written on: February 27th, 2012 in News
Annual competition engages young people in tackling senior abuse by raising awareness, encouraging reporting Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that his office has launched its second annual senior abuse video competition. The contest, sponsored by the Attorney General’s Senior Protection Initiative, is designed to engage young people in raising awareness of senior […]
Written on: February 16th, 2012 in News
Georgetown – A 42-year-old Greenwood man has been arrested and charged with financial exploitation of an infirm adult after investigators discovered he had fraudulently pocketed over $50,000 from his 84-year-old victim, Attorney General Beau Biden announced today. “Financial exploitation isn’t just a monetary crime, it’s also a devastating abuse of a vulnerable person’s trust and […]
Written on: January 6th, 2012 in 10002(a) Agenda
Petitioner alleged that the Capital School District violated FOIA by (1) failing to identify in the August 2011 agenda the subject matter of a proposed executive session, (2) failing to open its public meeting in the auditorium before going into executive session in the library, (3) failing to give proper notice of the addition of administrator salaries to the agenda for the August 2011 meeting, and (4) failure of the August 2011 minutes to include the discussion of and vote on raising the administrators’ salaries. Held that the District violated FOIA by (1) not including the subject matter of the proposed executive sessions, (2) failing to properly give notice of the location of its September 2011 meeting, and (3) voting on the salary increase for District administrators without having given proper notice of intent on the August 2011 agenda. Held that the District did not violate FOIA as to the minutes of the August 24 meeting, because such minutes properly disclosed the attendees and the vote of each for each vote taken and action agreed upon. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no remedy sought for past meetings, but District required to properly notice all future meetings.