Business Court Project Wins Grant to Create Nationwide Curriculum - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 10, 2018

The State Justice Institute has awarded the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts a Curriculum Adaptation and Training Grant to work with the National Center for State Courts to develop and implement a training curriculum to assist in expanding business court dockets to other areas of the state and to assist other states in creating their own business court dockets. The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Business Court Docket Pilot Project is a specialized court docket that addresses only complex corporate and commercial matters. Since its inception in 2015, the project has been highly successful in Nashville, handling more than 130 cases ranging from breach of contract to copyright infringement to e-discovery in business settings. In December 2017, the Business Court Docket Advisory Commission recommended that the Tennessee Supreme Court formally extend and expand the pilot project throughout the state. In response, the court issued an order that expands the docket by allowing cases to be heard outside of Davidson County.