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Invitation to Commercial Courts CLE - Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

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Commercial & Bankruptcy Law News

Posted on: Nov 1, 2019

On June 1, 2019, Indiana’s Commercial Courts ended their 3-year pilot and became a permanent part of the Indiana court system. The Indiana Commercial Courts were designed to bring about more efficient resolution of complex business litigation. The Indiana Commercial Courts have proven to be efficient, and because of the need for quick resolution, the enforcement of non-competition agreements is often brought to the Commercial Courts.

To celebrate Commercial Courts’ new permanent place in the Indiana court system, the Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Chamber of Commerce invite you to an afternoon on Commercial Courts and non-competition agreements. This presentation will be taught by Indiana Commercial Court Judges Heather Welch, Craig Bobay, Steven Bowers, Richard D’Amour, and John Sedia and will specifically cover:

  • Indiana Commercial Courts
    • Success of the Commercial Court pilot
    • Proven benefits of filing in a Commercial Court
    • Overview of Commercial Court rules, highlighting the changes made June 1
  • Primer on non-competes
    • Necessary elements of an enforceable non-competition agreement
    • Necessary elements of enforceable non-solicitation agreement
    • Enforcement
    • Specific issues: Blue Pencil Doctrine, choice of law, enforcement by arbitration, independent contractors

This 2-hour learning opportunity will be held Wednesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. EST at the State House in the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom. Continuing Legal Education credit is available. Space is limited, so please register online. Contact Amanda Wishin with any questions.

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