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


Examples from Lawson v. State, 72 A. 3d 84 (Del. 2013)

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9. Key Props. Grp., LLC v. City of Milford, 995 A.2d 147, 150 (Del.2010) (citing CCS Investors LLC v. Brown, 977 A.2d 301, 320 (Del.2009)).

10. See id. (citing Wilm. Parking Auth. v. 277 W. 8th St., 521 A.2d 227, 233 (Del.1986)).

11. 29 Del. C. § 9501(a).

12. City of Dover v. Cartanza, 541 A.2d 580, 582 (Del.Super.1988) (citation omitted).

13. 29 Del. C. § 9505.

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43. 2 Del. Admin. C. § 2309.

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

14. Briefs and appendices; contents.

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(b) Opening and answering. The opening brief of appellant and the answering brief of appellee shall contain the following under distinctive titles, commencing on a new page, in the listed order:

(i) Table of contents. The table of contents shall reflect each section required by this rule, including all headings designated in the body of the brief, and shall reflect the page number on which each section or heading begins. The table of contents shall also reflect all attachments or exhibits to the brief.

(ii) Table of citations. A table of citations to cases, statutes, rules, textbooks and other authorities, alphabetically arranged;

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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.