Journal of Business & Technology Law

Business Court News and Developments

  • Feb. 20th, 2009 - The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Georgia's Business Court program, which was started as a pilot program four years ago, is in danger of ending, unless the Georgia Supreme Court establishing permanent funding.
  • Feb. 18th, 2009 - The Northest Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Mississippi is in the final stages of approving a business court pilot program in three locations in the state. Funding for the program will come from annual $25 filing fees from limited liabilty corporations.
  • Feb. 17th, 2009 - Justice Herman Cahn, a prominent New York State Judge, has moved to private practice, joining Milberg LLP. Justice Cahn served as a justice in the New York Commerical Division from 1993 until joining Milberg this year.
  • Feb. 1st, 2009 - A recent article from New Hampshire suggests that the trying economic times may delay the launch a business court.
  • Jan. 30th, 2009 - Las Vegas Now reports that while Nevada is considering a special Chancery Court for business cases, the state will most likely push for the current business court decisions to be published. A bill is currently going through the state legislautre which "provides for the publication of business court opinions under certain circumstances."
  • Jan. 26th, 2009 - The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reported that Judge Margaret Hinkle will replace Judge Ralph D. Gants as the head of the Business Litigation Section in Massachusetts. Judge Gant was recently appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to her appointment to the Business Litigation Section, Judge Hinkle was a judge on the Superior Court.
  • Jan. 23rd, 2009 - New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick predicts that budget shortfalls and a lack of funding will have dramatic negative effects on the New Hampshire court system, reports the Nashua Telegraph. New Hampshire courts are facing a lack of funding, and Chief Justice Broderick fears this will lead citizens not to use the state court system. Rather than moving ahead, making the courts more efficient and more accessible he fears the funding cutbacks will contribute to a dramatic backlog of cases.
  • Jan. 18th, 2009 - The North Carolina Business Court and the Fourth Circuit have recently come at odds over the state's taxation of online travel companies. The online companies have been charging customers tax based on the customer's purchase price, but only remitting taxes to the state based on the price the companies pay the hotel for them room, and keeping the difference for themselves. A Fourth Circuit decision issued last week found that this practice did not violate the state's tax code, but this week, the Business Court came to the opposite conclusion.
  • Jan. 17th, 2009 - This blog entry explains why Delaware's Court of Chancery gives the state a competitive advantage in attracting businesses to incorporate there.
  • Jan. 9th, 2009 - Carolinas HealthCare System, the largest health care system in the Carolinas, has filed a lawsuit against Wachovia Corp. (recently acquired by Wells Fargo & Co.), alleging bad investment decisions, and misrepresentation with regard to the risk and value of investments in a complex trading program. Carolinas Healthcare is reportedly responsible for millions of dollars, which it is must return to the borrowers of its securities, according to its agreement with Wachovia. Carolinas HealthCare filed suit in Mecklenberg County, and the case has been assigned to the North Carolina Business Court.

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