Journal of Business & Technology Law

Business Court News and Developments

  • Jun. 19th, 2009 - A recent article in Mass High Tech noted a recent decision by the Business Litigation Section of the Massachusetts Superior Court involving noncompete agreements in the state. The court held that noncompete agreements in Massachusetts were generally enforceable even where the employee moved to another state where the agreements are not enforceable, such as California. This provides guidance to other courts faced with the issue, as this issue generally settles or is resolved after initial hearings.
  • Jun. 19th, 2009 - The Poughkeepsie Jouranl notes a current state Supreme Court Justice on New York's Commercial Court was recently named the top judge in New York State's 9th Judicial District.
  • Jun. 18th, 2009 - The Fulton County (Georgia) Business Court was named Best in Category of innovative court programs for 2009 by the National Association of Counties. The award recognizes the Court for its innovation and ability to grow a body of business law in Georgia.
  • May. 31st, 2009 - A recent article discussed the implications of the North Carolina Business Court's ruling on choice of law for malpractice claims against auditors. The Court ruled that state law where the audit is "performed, delivered and disseminated" governs auditor liability standards.
  • May. 17th, 2009 - An interview with the Mississippi Secretary of State addressed attempts to create a business court in that state. While the attempt failed this past year, business court legislation will be included in the limited liability reform package.
  • May. 11th, 2009 - SettlementBoard.com recently posted a history of business courts in Washington, DC, and neighboring states. The posting describes the reasons for the courts, as well as the benefits from establishing them.
  • May. 4th, 2009 - The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reported that the Fulton County (Georgia) Business Court has proposed a transfer fee for new cases to fund the Court's operating costs. In addition, the county also wants to expand the number of judges sitting on the Business Court by rotating other judges through the Court.
  • Apr. 17th, 2009 - The ABA's Business Law Section recently issued a newsletter on a new Delaware law which expanded Delaware's Court of Chancery. The Court may now arbitrate business disputes even when there is no underlying litigation pending before the court.
  • Mar. 31st, 2009 - The WRAL Local Tech Wire posted an article detailing the efficiency of the North Carolina Business Court. The article provided a history of the Court, as well as the subject matter and advantages to using the Business Court, and encouraged potential litigants in North Carolina to use the Court when possible.
  • Mar. 27th, 2009 - The Carolina Newswire recently reported that the North Carolina Business Court Raleigh Division will be relocating to Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. The law school is relocating to downtown Raliegh in the fall. Both the school and the court are excited about the move; noting that the court will provide an excellent resource for law students, and that the downtown location will be convenient for litigants.

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