Business Litigation Pilot Project-Phase 2

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DAVIDSON COUNTY BUSINESS COURT DOCKET PILOT PROJECT ENTERS PHASE 2

TheTennessee Supreme Court announced that it is launching Phase 2 of the Tennessee Business Court Docket Pilot Project, building on the unprecedented success of the initial phase of the program.Requests for transfer to the docket under Phase 2 can be filed beginning May 1, 2017.Since the innovative pilot project started on March 16, 2015, in Davidson County Chancery Court, nearly 90 business cases have been transferred to the docket.
 

Tennessee is one of 28 states with a specialized court or docket for complex business issues.In Phase 2 of the program, eligible cases to be heard on the business court docket include cases which seek primarily injunctive or declaratory relief or at least $250,000 in damages, and include claims of breach of fiduciary duty or statutory violations between businesses; antitrust, trade secrets, trademark law or securities-related actions; a commercial class action; actions arising from technology licensing agreements or any agreement involving licensing of any intellectual property right; claims relating to the governance or internal affairs of businesses; or claims that present sufficiently complex commercial issues that would have a significant implication for the larger business community.
 

See the Court's Order establishing Phase 2.