Journal of Business & Technology Law

Business Court News and Developments

  • Feb. 12th, 2008 - Judge Ralph D. Gants, new presiding judge of the Business Law Session ("BLS") in Boston's Suffolk County Courthouse, has commented that he is not planning on significant changes in the BLS. Although he has expressed that there will be efforts to make some changes "around the edges", the judge noted that "the session will continue, we hope, in a seamless transition." To read more of the story, click here.
  • Feb. 8th, 2008 - The West Virginia House of Delegates adopted a resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 20, that would create a legislative committee to investigate the benefits of a business court in the state. Favorable legislatures are hoping that such a measure would induce more companies to come to West Virginia. To learn more about the resolution, click lick here.
  • Feb. 7th, 2008 - The Delaware Court of Chancery in Postorivo v. AG Paintball Holdings, Inc. decided a case involving competing claims of control over attorney-client communications concerning the excluded assets and liabilities of an Asset Purchase Agreement.
  • Jan. 31st, 2008 - A jury in the case of Brodie v. Morgan Lewis found against Bro-Tech Corp., operating as Purolite, and its owners in a contract dispute brought in Philadelphia's Commerce Court Program. The jury found that although the plaintiffs brought suit before the statute of limitations expired, Morgan Lewis did not breach the contract by telling the plaintiffs to ship their water filtration products to companies in Cuba. To read more about this case, click here.
  • Jan. 22nd, 2008 - The Commerce Case Management Program in Philapelphia has introduced new protocols involving Alternative Dispute Resolution using a Three Judge Panel and Common Law Arbitration. To read more about the new protocols, click here.
  • Jan. 22nd, 2008 - Nevada lawmakers are considering creating a new business court in Nevada, modeled after the Delaware Court of Chancery, to enocurage more businesses to incorporate in the state. To learn more about the legislators' plans, click here.
  • Jan. 8th, 2008 - The Delaware Court of Chancery now requires the use of e-filing of legal documents in all new cases. As well, the Superior Court of Delaware now requries the use of e-filing of legal documents in several key areas of litigation. To learn more, click here.
  • Jan. 5th, 2008 - The Circuit Court in Broward County, Florida has created a Complex Litigation Unit. To read more about this new unit, click here.
  • Jan. 1st, 2008 - New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, has appointed Justice Karla Moskowitz, a judge on the Commercial Division, to fill a vacancy in the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department. To read about this appointment, click here.
  • Dec. 24th, 2007 - Gwinnett County, Georgia has instituted its own temporary business court. Click here to read more.

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