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Commercial Court Project

In 2007, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court announced that he had appointed a Task Force on Commercial Dockets, co-chaired by the Honorable John P. Bessey and Patrick F. Fischer, to develop a pilot project to assess the best method of establishing commercial civil litigation dockets in Ohio’s common pleas courts.

The Corporate Law Center volunteered its assistance to the Task Force and, to that end, compiled information on other states’ efforts to create specialized business or commercial courts. We present this information in two forms: (1) a spreadsheet and (2) summaries detailing information on each state’s use of specialized business/commercial courts.

The Corporate Law Center hopes that this information will be a useful resource for everyone who is interested in the development of business/commercial courts throughout the nation, including policy makers, academics, attorneys and users of the judicial system.

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