Beyond Dispute - September 2012

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In This Issue:

- The Commercial Division: the “Business Court” of the New York State Supreme Court

- The Value Created by Bringing Your Case to the Right Place — State v. Federal Court

- Avoid Class Action Exposure in Consumer Transactions

- In New York State, Allegations of Loss Are Not Enough

- Excerpt from The Commercial Division: the “Business Court” of the New York State Supreme Court

New York State has always been a commercial hub, but until the 1990s the litigation needs of businesses were not being met because dockets were overloaded and judges, without specialized experience in commercial issues, did not always invest the time and research necessary for complex commercial cases.

In 1995, New York created the Commercial Division, a business court for commercial litigation in the state trial courts. The Commercial Division began in New York and Monroe Counties, but now has 25 judges across 10 jurisdictions statewide. The Commercial Division located in Erie County hears cases from the eight Western New York counties that comprise the Eighth Judicial District. Similarly, the Monroe County Commercial Division has expanded to hear cases from eight counties comprising the Seventh Judicial District. In addition to Erie, Monroe, and New York Counties, the remaining Commercial Division parts are located in the Counties of Onondaga, Albany, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester.

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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Published In: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Remedies Updates, General Business Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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