Sections
Subchapter I Delaware Harness Racing Commission 10001 – 10016
Subchapter II License to Conduct Harness Racing Meet; Taxes 10022 – 10032
Subchapter III Regulatory Provisions, Offenses and Penalties 10042 – 10050
Subchapter IV Wagering or Betting by Pari-Mutuel Machines or Totalizators 10052 – 10061
Subchapter V Delaware Standardbred Breeder’s Program Fund 10081

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 3 > Chapter 100

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjudicative proceeding: means any judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding in which the rights of parties are determined but does not include any proceeding of a grand jury. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320
  • adult person: means a person of the age of 18 years or older. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agricultural structure: means a structure, which is located on a farm, used exclusively in connection with producing, harvesting, storing, drying, or raising agricultural commodities, including the raising of livestock. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal food manufacturer: means any person engaged in the business of preparing animal (including poultry) food derived wholly or in part from livestock or poultry carcasses or parts or products of such carcasses. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of buying or selling livestock products or poultry products on commission, or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of such articles other than for such broker's own account or as an employee of another person. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Cemetery: means land or structure used or intended to be used for the interment/entombment of human remains, including facilities used for the final disposition of cremated remains. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4301
  • Certified construction reviewer: means an individual who has passed a departmental sponsored or approved training course and who provides on-site construction review for sediment control and stormwater management in accordance with regulations promulgated under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charge: means the admission price or fee asked in return for invitation or permission to enter or go upon the land. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 145
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Child: includes an illegitimate child. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means the Delaware Harness Racing Commission. See Delaware Code Title 3 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means a member of the Delaware Harness Racing Commission. See Delaware Code Title 3 Sec. 10001
  • Commissioner: means a judicial officer of a particular court authorized to perform the judicial powers and duties of the court in issuing warrants in criminal cases and the fixing and approving of bail. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1990
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • courts: means such court or courts as established by the General Assembly in accordance with article IV, § 1 (Judiciary) of the Constitution of this State. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1990
  • Dam: shall mean any artificial barrier, including appurtenant works, with the ability to impound or divert water, wastewater, or liquid-borne materials. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8731
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Designated watershed or subwatershed: means a watershed or subwatershed proposed by a conservation district, county, municipality or state agency and approved by the Department. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • dollars: means lawful money of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Employee: means a person acting on behalf of a governmental entity in any official capacity, whether temporarily or permanently, and whether with or without compensation from local, state or federal funds, including elected or appointed officials, volunteer firefighters and rescue squad members where the rescue squad receives full or partial financial support from political subdivisions or from the State, but the term "employee" shall not mean a person or other legal entity acting in the capacity of an independent contractor under contract to the governmental entity. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4010
  • employee: as used in this chapter , clerks, secretaries, nurses, administrators, bookkeepers, technicians and other assistants who are not usually and ordinarily considered by law, custom and practice to be rendering professional services to the public for which a license, or other legal authorization, is required in connection with the profession to be practiced, nor does the term "employee" include any other person who performs all of such person's employment under the direct supervision and control of an officer, employee or agent who renders professional service to the public on behalf of the professional corporation; provided that, no person shall, under the guise of employment, practice a profession unless duly licensed to practice that profession under the laws of this State. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3702
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • federal acts: means these 2 federal laws. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act: means the act so entitled approved March 4, 1907 (34 Stat. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • federal Poultry Products Inspection Act: means the act so entitled approved August 28, 1957 (71 Stat. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • For-profit cemetery: means any person, partnership, corporation, or business entity operating a cemetery for purposes of generating a profit, specifically excluding churches, religious organizations, any nonprofit entities, and veteran organizations. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4301
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the town council, city council, commissioners or other legislative body charged with governing the municipality, or Levy Court Commissioners, or other legislative body charged with governing the county. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1990
  • Governmental entity: means any municipality, town, county, administrative entity or instrumentality created pursuant to Chapter 8 of Title 22 or Title 9, any municipality created by a special act of the General Assembly, any housing authority created pursuant to Chapter 43 of Title 31, any parking authority created pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 22, any municipal business improvement district authority created pursuant to Chapter 15 of Title 22 and all registered volunteer fire companies and volunteer rescue squads. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4010
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: includes every person by whom a freehold estate or interest is conveyed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • harness horse races: means and includes only any racing of horses in which the horses competing or participating are harnessed to a sulky, carriage or similar vehicle and are not mounted by a jockey. See Delaware Code Title 3 Sec. 10001
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Infancy: means an age of less than 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Information: means any oral, written or pictorial material and includes, but is not limited to, documents, electronic impulses, expressions of opinion, films, photographs, sound records, and statistical data. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: means an employee or official of the Department authorized by the Secretary or any employee or official of the government of any county or other governmental subdivision of this State, authorized by the Secretary to perform any inspection functions under this chapter under an agreement between the Secretary and such governmental subdivision. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Intrastate commerce: means commerce within this State. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Label: includes display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon any article or the immediate container (not including package liners) of any article. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Labeling: includes all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter (a) upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers, or (b) accompanying such article. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Land: means land, roads, water, watercourses, private ways and buildings, structures, and machinery or equipment when attached to the realty. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 145
  • Land: means the earth, water and air, above, below or on the surface, and includes any improvements or structures customarily regarded as land. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 6952
  • land disturbance: means any land change or construction activity for residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional land use which may result in soil erosion from water or wind or movement of sediments or pollutants into state waters or onto lands in the State, or which may result in accelerated stormwater runoff, including clearing, grading, excavating, transporting, and filling of land. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Land use: means the development that has occurred on the land, the development that is proposed by a developer on the land or the use that is permitted or permissible on the land under an adopted comprehensive plan. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 6952
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means any cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules or other equines, whether live or dead. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Livestock product: means any carcass, part thereof, meat, or meat food product of any livestock. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Low hazard potential dam: shall mean any dam whose failure or misoperation is unlikely to cause loss of human life but may cause minor economic and/or environmental losses. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Maximum storage elevation: shall mean the elevation of the lowest point of the top of dam independent of low points caused by partial failure or collapse. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • minor child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Official certificate: means any certificate prescribed by regulations of the Secretary for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Official device: means any device prescribed or authorized by the Secretary for use in applying any official mark. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Official establishment: means any establishment as determined by the Secretary at which inspection of the slaughter of livestock or poultry or the preparation of livestock products or poultry products is maintained under the authority of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Official inspection legend: means any symbol prescribed by regulations of the Secretary showing that an article was inspected and passed in accordance with this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Official mark: means the official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by regulations of the Secretary to identify the status of any article or livestock or poultry under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: shall include any of the following who own, control, operate, maintain, manage, or propose to construct, reconstruct, enlarge, repair, alter, remove or abandon a dam or reservoir: the State and its departments, institutions, agencies and political subdivisions; every municipal or quasi-municipal corporation; every public utility; every district; every person; the duly authorized agents, lessees, or trustees of any of the foregoing; and receivers or trustees appointed by any court for any of the foregoing. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Owner: means the possessor of a fee interest, tenant, lessee, occupant or person in control of the premises. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 145
  • Parent: includes the mother and father of a deceased illegitimate child. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721
  • Person: means any state or federal agency, individual, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, public or private corporation, trust, estate, commission board, public or private institution, utility, cooperative, municipality or other political subdivision of this State, any interstate body, or any other legal entity. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Person: means individual, corporation, statutory trust, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, governmental body, or any other legal entity. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320
  • Person: shall mean any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation or company. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other business unit, and any officer, agent or employee thereof. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Person: includes an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary or representative of any kind, or any partnership, firm, association, public or private corporation, or any other entity. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721
  • plan: means a plan for the control of soil erosion, sedimentation, stormwater quantity and water quality impacts which may result from any land disturbing activity. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Poultry: means any domesticated bird, whether live or dead. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Poultry product: means any poultry carcass or part thereof; or any product which is made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or part thereof, excepting products which contain poultry ingredients only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the poultry food industry, and which are exempted by the Secretary from definition as a poultry product under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure that the poultry ingredients in such products are not adulterated and that such products are not represented as poultry products. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Prepared: means slaughtered, canned, salted, stuffed, rendered, boned, cut up, or otherwise manufactured or processed. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • professional corporation: means a corporation which is organized and incorporated, under this chapter, for the sole and specific purpose of rendering a single professional service or qualified related professional services, and which has as its shareholders only individuals who themselves are duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized within this State to render the same professional service, or those component qualified related professional services, as the corporation. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1993
  • professional service: shall mean any type of personal service to the public which requires as a condition precedent to the rendering of the service the obtaining of a license or other legal authorization, and which, by reason of law, prior to June 7, 1969, could not be performed by a corporation. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1993
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • qualified related professional services: means , and is limited to, any combination of the practice of medicine by doctors of medicine or doctors of osteopathy or both, and the practice of podiatry by doctors of podiatric medicine. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 1993
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Reinspection: includes inspection of the preparation of livestock products and poultry products, as well as reexamination of articles previously inspected. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Renderer: means any person engaged in the business of rendering livestock or poultry carcasses, or parts or products of such carcasses, except rendering conducted under inspection or exemption under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Reporter: means any journalist, scholar, educator, polemicist, or other individual who either:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320

  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Reservoir: shall mean any basin that contains or will contain impounded water, wastewater, or liquid-borne materials by virtue of its having been impounded by a dam. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Responsible personnel: means any foreperson or superintendent who is in charge of on-site clearing and land disturbing activities for sediment and stormwater control associated with a construction project. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Secretary: shall mean the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Secretary: shall mean the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8731
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Agriculture or his delegate. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 6021
  • Sentencing guidelines: A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence for a convicted defendant. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Source: means a person from whom a reporter obtained information by means of written or spoken communication or the transfer of physical objects, but does not include a person from whom a reporter obtained information by means of personal observation unaccompanied by any other form of communication and does not include a person from whom another person who is not a reporter obtained information, even if the information was ultimately obtained by a reporter. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320
  • Standard plan: means a set of predefined standards or specification for minor land disturbing activities that preclude the need for the preparation of a detailed sediment and stormwater management plan under specific conditions established by regulation by the Department under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • State: shall mean the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • State: shall mean the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8731
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stormwater: means the runoff of water from the surface of the land resulting from any form of precipitation and including snow or ice melt. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Stormwater management: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422

  • Stormwater utility: means the establishment of an administrative organization that has been created for the purposes of funding sediment control, stormwater management or flood control planning, design, construction, maintenance, and overall resource needs by authorized and imposed charges. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8422
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervising engineer: shall mean the design engineer who is responsible for conducting dam construction quality assurance inspections in order to certify the construction has been completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications. See Delaware Code Title 9 Sec. 8705
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: means give testimony, provide tangible evidence, submit to a deposition, or answer interrogatories. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Under age: means an age of less than 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Within the scope of his or her professional activities: means any situation, including a social gathering, in which the reporter obtains information for the purpose of disseminating it to the public, but does not include any situation in which the reporter intentionally conceals from the source the fact that he or she is a reporter and does not include any situation in which the reporter is an eyewitness to or participant in an act involving physical violence or property damage. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 4320
  • Wrongful act: means an act, neglect or default including a felonious act which would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued. See Delaware Code Title 10 Sec. 3721