Journal of Business & Technology Law

Business Court News and Developments

  • Jun. 8th, 2008 - A June 8th article from New Hampshire expresses the state's Chief Justice's pleasure at a new law that allows for the creation of state business courts. The notes that the new business courts should be able to work through business disputes more quickly, and will help keep New Hampshire attractive to businesses
  • Jun. 1st, 2008 - The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel recently interviewed the Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. In the June 2008 article Justice Steele discussed the success of Delaware's business court during the interview.
  • Apr. 1st, 2008 - James W. Quinn, Co-chair of the Global Litigation/Regulatory Practice at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP recently commented on the positive aspects of buisiness courts in the article Our Underfunded State Courts An Issue That Urgently Needs Attention.
  • Apr. 1st, 2008 - The Hon. George Bundy Smith and Thomas E. Bezanson, Partners at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, recently commented on the success and usefulness of New Yorks Commercial Division in the article NY State Judges Are Not Political Footballs!.
  • Mar. 25th, 2008 - The Journal of Business & Technology Law was recently cited in Lee Applebaum's "The 'New' Business Courts: Responding to Modern Business and Commercial Disputes" in Business Law Today, a publication of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law. The Journal was cited as one of the institutions making business courts "the subject of legal scholarship." To read the article, click here.
  • Mar. 25th, 2008 - The American Bar Association Section on Business Law has devoted an entire volume of Business Law Today to the issue of business courts. Business Law Today has a circulation of over 60,000 attorneys. The fact that the ABA Section of Business Law has chosen to focus an entire volume on "new" business courts signifies the growing importance of these courts in American law. click here.
  • Mar. 24th, 2008 - The New Hampshire State Sentate has voted in favor of creating a business court docket in the Superior Court. The State House has yet to vote on the bill. The court would handle all disputes of more than $50,000 and matters involving breach of contract, fiduciary duties, UCC claims, commercial real estate, securities, surety bonds, franchise disputes, shareholder actions and other types of commerical actions. To read more about this bill, click here.
  • Mar. 21st, 2008 - In Nevada, many members of the business community are advocating for the state to adopt "chancery courts" in order to compete with Delaware for more business. Nevada currently has business courts but there is complaints that those courts have slow periods and that the three judges sitting on the business courts are burdened with a full criminal and civil docket. To learn more about the Nevada legislature's consideration of a chancery court, click here.
  • Mar. 1st, 2008 - A recent article in The Maine Democrat notes John Richardson, Maine's former House Speaker, has become the state's new Commissioner of the Department of Economic Community Development. Mr. Richardson is well-known in the community for his Small Business Initiative, which, among other things, created a small business court to improve the efficiency of business litigation in the state.
  • Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Wachovia Bank has instituted a suit in the North Carolina Business Court seeking declaratory relief that the Bank has no obligation to provide financing it had offered for Newport Television LLC to acquire Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. for $1.225 billion. To read the complaint and other filings, click here

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