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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

 Archived Posts From:  April 2012

Biden Urges Delawareans To “Take Back” Unneeded Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs

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 […]

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Attorney General Biden, Legislators Propose Targeting False Statements to Law Enforcement

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. […]

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Deadline Extended for Student Video Competition That Raises Awareness of Senior Abuse

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 […]

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Biden to Address National Student Consumer Competition Tuesday in Philadelphia

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 […]

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12-IIB06: Freedom of Information Act Regarding Rehoboth Beach Board

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.

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National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Finalized by Court Order

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, […]

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Biden Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

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 […]

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