Justice Rabner’s recent announcement that the Judiciary will begin accepting cases into a new Complex Business Litigation Program has renewed debate over whether such a program will actually be utilized by those it is designed to benefit.
Those who have their doubts may want to look to West Virginia, which started a similar program in 2012. A recent article in the West Virginia Record suggests that businesses are very satisfied with the system that the court system there has set up. More businesses are using the program and parties are seeing their cases resolved more quickly than cases filed in other courts.
New Jersey is the 28th state to establish some sort of specialized litigation system for business disputes.