Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Business Courts in the United States and Around the World
The Benefits of Business Court and Case Management Enhancements in Nevada
There are multiple case management enhancements that Business Court provides to potential litigants. These include: (1) a requirement that cases appear for periodic status conferences with joint status reports to promote effective case management; (2) judges being available for hearings on short notice due to the designated conflict/back-up judges that are able to hear the matter in cases of emergency; (3) the designation of a case as complex thus removing discovery issues from the purview of the Discovery Commissioner; and (4) the encouragement of parties to consolidate a trial on the merits with preliminary injunction evidentiary hearings.
The benefits of Nevada’s Business Court are as follows: (1) selection of judges is based on their specialized experience in business litigation; (2) reduced civil caseload allows Business Court judges to give greater attention to their business court matters, and to manage those cases aggressively; (3) speedy resolution of cases; (4) Business Court Settlement Conference Programs (the goals of these conferences include: (a) expediting the case; (b) streamlining issues for discovery; and (c) determining whether the parties are willing to attend an early settlement conference. Even if settlement is not being considered, this conference should kick-off and expedite the litigation process); and (5) Electronic Filing Order which facilitates efficient and organized case management in complex cases where multiple parties and claims have been joined and saves law firms and their clients significant costs associated with preparing multiple copies of large pleadings. For more information on the benefits of Business Court in Nevada see http://whynevada.com/businesscourts/furtherbenefits.asp.
The current Nevada Business Court Judges are Judge Brent Adams (2nd Judicial District Court), Judge Mark Denton (8th Judicial District Court), and Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez (8th Judicial District Court).
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