Journal of Business & Technology Law

Business Court News and Developments

  • Mar. 10th, 2010 - The West Virginia Record recently reported on the West Virginia Senate's approval of a bill that will allow the State's Supreme Court to create a business court in certain districts.
  • Feb. 22nd, 2010 - The West Virginia Record recently reported on the progress of the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee's plan to develop a business court in the State.
  • Jan. 1st, 2010 - The Alabama Lawyer recently published an article on the creation of a Commercial Litigation Docket in the Birmingham Division, Tenth Judicial Circuit. The article summarizes management point and proper cases before the Division.
  • Dec. 25th, 2009 - The Boston Business Journal recently reported on a new pilot program in the Massachusetts Superior Court's Business Litigation Session. Aimed at reducing discovery, and thus litigation, time and expenses, the program will run for 12 months beginning in January 2010.
  • Dec. 10th, 2009 - The Fulton County (Georgia) Superior Court recently released a report on the Georgia Business Court Pilot Program. The report provides an overview of the success of the court and proposed amendments to the Court's rules.
  • Dec. 10th, 2009 - The ABA Business Law Section posted an audio link of the section's Spring 2009 Meeting, entitled Business Courts Around the World.
  • Dec. 1st, 2009 - The New Hampshire Judicial Branch recently issued a press release announcing the beginning of a new docket for business and commercial cases. Following the swearing-in of Judge Richard B. McNamara, a new Superior Court Rule was established to detail the procedure for cases assigned to the Business and Commercial Dispute Docket.
  • Nov. 5th, 2009 - The Association of Corporate Counsel recently issued a policy statement that reaffirms the organizations support for business courts. The ACC supports business courts to ease the caseload of overburdened state courts.
  • Nov. 4th, 2009 - The White House recently nominated Judge Albert Diaz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Diaz is currently a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases in North Carolina.
  • Oct. 1st, 2009 - An editorial in Wheeling News-Register urges West Virginia to consider creating business courts. The editorial highlights the benefits of business courts and stated that the courts should be created.

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