Journal of Business & Technology Law

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Volume 8, Issue 1

The Journal is proud to announce that Volume 8, Issue 1 is now available online.

2013–2014 Editorial Board

Editor in Chief: Patrick Hollrah
Managing Editor: Emmanuel Fishelman
Executive Articles Editor: Jaan Rannik
Executive Notes and Comments Editor: Paul Farmer
Executive Technology Editor: Patrick Kyhos
Executive Symposium Editor: Joshua Chazen

Recent Business Court News and Developments

  • Jan. 31st, 2013 - The new West Virginia Business Court has provided an update and clarification on several key issues. The Business Court judges will be traveling judges that would go to the specific county where the case arose, individuals can still take their cases to Business Court, and two judges will be appointed to hear each case. One judge will hear all litigation and one judge will handle the alternative dispute resolution aspects of the case. Every judge on the Business Court went through mediation training.
  • Jan. 23rd, 2013 - Delaware Court of Chancery fundamentally changes the handling of confidential filings: On January 1, Court of Chancery Rule 5.1 became effective, replacing the now-deleted Rule 5(g). Unlike Rule 5(g), Rule 5.1(b)(2) contains a definition of when "good cause" exists to exempt information from public disclosure. Financial or business information will not satisfy the definition merely because it has not been disclosed publicly before - it must also be sensitive in that the public disclosure of the information will cause a significant personal or competitive harm. The court intends that this more strict definition will require more information to be made publicly available than under current practice.
  • Dec. 21st, 2012 - The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order establishing a three-year pilot project for an Iowa Business Specialty Court. The purpose for the project is to improve the overall efficiency and responsiveness of the Iowa court system. The program will have a separately managed docket that will leverage judicial expertise and litigants' desire to tailor case management practices best suited for resolving substantial business disputes fairly and expeditiously. New cases will be accepted no later than May 1, 2013.
  • Dec. 6th, 2012 - The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) recently hosted a business court meeting with two other business courts: the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA). The meeting discussed areas of mutual interest in the Gulf including case management, enforcement of judgements and the promotion of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), legal education and the Rule of Law.

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