Journal of Business & Technology Law

Business Court News and Developments

  • Dec. 2nd, 2010 - The Oregon Supreme Court recently established the Oregon Complex Litigation Court.
  • Nov. 23rd, 2010 - A delegation of representatives of the Supreme Commercial Curt and the Ministry of Economic Developments of the Russian Federation recently visited Delaware to learn about the Delaware Court of Chancery procedure and practice. The delegation is studying Delaware corporate law and procedure in connection with its analysis of corporate law issues in Russia.
  • Nov. 23rd, 2010 - The Delaware Chancery Court recently held that creditors of insolvent LLCs do not have standing to bring a derivative claim against LLCs and their managers. Under Section 18-1002 of the Delaware LLC Act, the court construed the plain language of the statute as providing standing only to LLC members or their assignees. This contrasts with the court's interpretation of Delaware General Corporation Law as non-exclusive, finding that creditors of insolvent corporations have standing to sue derivatively.
  • Nov. 12th, 2010 - The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia recently held a public forum to discuss the possibility of establishing a business court in the state. During the forum, Judge Tennille of the North Carolina Business Court said that the highest service a business court can provide is to give small businesses the ability to have their cases heard quickly and resolved economically.
  • Nov. 9th, 2010 - The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the Indian Parliament's winter session. Among other things, the Parliament is considering a bill that seeks to provide for the "constitution of a Commercial Division in the High Court for adjudicating commercial disputes" of not less than 50 million rupees ($1.1 million).
  • Oct. 28th, 2010 - The West Virginia Business Court Committee recently passed a resolution setting a mission to "explore the feasibility of establishing a specialized court function devoted exclusively to the resolution of commercial disputes, as well as its advantages, disadvantages and parameters." The committee will be holding a public forum at 10 a.m. on November 12 in the chambers of the House of Delegates to solicit input on creating and implementing business courts.
  • Oct. 11th, 2010 - The Fulton Superior Court Business Case Division in Atlanta, Georgia, recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary. The Court has been praised as the most innovative business court in the nation by the National Association of County Executives, has enhanced Atlanta's position as a business hub in the Southeast.
  • May. 20th, 2010 - The West Virginia Record recently reported that West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin signed House Bill 4352 into law. The Bill allows the state Supreme Court to establish a business court docket within the existing circuit court system.
  • Apr. 22nd, 2010 - The Nashua Telegraph recently reported that Judge Richard McNamara of the New Hampshire Business and Commercial Dispute Docket plans to run the state's new business court much like a business and administer justice promptly and mindful of customers' needs.
  • Mar. 31st, 2010 - Ars Technica recently reported on a movement by an organization called Digital Due Process which is trying to bring US privacy law into the "cloud computing" era. The article outlines how companies including Google, AT&T and Microsoft are attempting to bring the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act up to date with technology. In a related article, Information Week reported that Senator Patrick Leahy plans to hold hearings to review the to the Act.

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