Delaware: Supreme Court citation practice | Citation rule(s)


Examples from Del. Bd. of Nursing v. Gillespie, 41 A.3d 423 (Del. 2012)

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Any physician, and any other person in the healing arts including any person licensed to render services in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, any intern, resident, nurse, school employee, social worker, psychologist, medical examiner or any other person who knows or in good faith suspects child abuse or neglect shall make a report in accordance with § 904 of this title. In addition to and not in lieu of reporting to the Division of Family Services, any such person may also give oral or written notification of said knowledge or suspicion to any police officer who is in the presence of such person for the purpose of rendering assistance to the child in question or investigating the cause of the child's injuries or condition. Del.Code Ann. tit. 16, § 903 (2003).

This provision was amended in 2010, and now expressly provides that the duty to report applies to all persons. 77 Del. Laws ch. 320, § 1 (2010).

Title 24, section 1922(a)(8) of the Delaware Code provides that the Board may impose sanctions when it finds a licensee guilty of any offense described therein, including "unprofessional conduct as shall be determined by the Board, or the willful neglect of a patient[.]" Del.Code Ann. tit. 24, § 1922(a)(8) (2005). Board Rule 10.4.1 further provides that "[n]urses whose behavior fails to conform to legal standards and accepted standards of the nursing profession and who thus may adversely affect the health and welfare of the public may be found guilty of unprofessional conduct." 24 Del. Admin. Code § 1900-10.4.1.

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"The goal of statutory construction is to determine and give effect to legislative intent." LeVan v. Independence Mall, Inc., 940 A.2d 929, 932 (Del.2007) (quoting Eliason v. Englehart, 733 A.2d 944, 946 (Del. 1999)).

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Del. Sup. Ct. R. 14(g), http://courts.delaware.gov/forms/download.aspx?id=39368.

14. Briefs and appendices; contents.

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(g) Form of citations.

The following shall be the form of citations:

(i) Reported Opinions. The style of citation shall be as set forth in THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION, with no reference to State Reporter Systems or other parallel citations. For example:
Melson v. Allman , 244 A.2d 85 (Del. 1968).
Prince v. Bensinger , 244 A.2d 89 (Del. Ch. 1968).
State v. Pennsylvania R.R. Co. , 244 A.2d 80 (Del. Super. Ct. 1968).

(ii) Unreported Opinions. The style of citation shall be any of the
three alternatives set forth below:
LEXIS Citation Form: Fox v. Fox , 1998 Del. LEXIS 179 (Del. Supr.).
OR
Westlaw Citation Form: Fox v. Fox , 1998 WL 280361 (Del. Supr.).
OR
Delaware Citation Form: Fox v. Fox , Del. Supr., No. 510, 1997,
Berger, J. (May 14, 1998).

(iii) Other Authority. The style of citation to any other type of authority, including but not limited to statutes, books, and articles, shall be as set forth in THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION.