From the Indiana Lawyer:
It’s been almost three years since the Indiana Supreme Court launched the Commercial Courts Pilot Project, and in that time more than 350 cases have been heard in the specialized courts in six participating counties.
Those cases generally deal with complex areas of commercial and business law, which can be foreign to judges who oversee more general dockets. But with overbooked caseloads slowing down Indiana courts, businesses needed a venue for quick resolution of time-sensitive disputes.
The commercial courts pilot project has been successful enough to prompt a working group to recommend that the courts become a permanent fixture of Indiana’s judiciary. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said it’s highly likely justices will back the working group’s recommendation, which would allow the commercial courts to become permanent Hoosier courts when the pilot ends June 1.
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