- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has tapped a retired Superior Court judge to fill a vacancy on Delaware’s Court of Chancery.

Markell said Monday that he is nominating Joseph Slights III to become a vice chancellor following the retirement later this month of Vice Chancellor John Noble.

Slights, a Dover native, served 12 years on the Superior Court before retiring in 2012 and joining a private law firm.

As a judge, Slights presided over hundreds of civil and criminal cases and was instrumental in creating the Superior Court system’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division.

Delaware’s chancery court has a national reputation as a venue where disputes involving many of the world’s largest corporations are resolved.

The state Senate will consider Slight’s nomination when the legislative session resumes next month after budget committee hearings.

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