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Business Courts Bill moves on to the House

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 the Michigan Senate passed its version of HB-5128, which will establish business courts throughout the state. Now that the bill has passed the Senate, it is on to the House for a concurrence vote.

According to Section 8035 of the Bill, the business courts will have jurisdiction over “business and commercial disputes in which the amount in controversy exceeds $25,000.”

The Bill’s purpose is to (A) improve judicial efficiency, (B) resolve business or commercial disputes “with the expertise, technology, and efficiency required by the information age economy” and (C) “enhance the accuracy, consistency, and predictability of decisions in business and commercial cases.”

A copy of the bill as passed by the Senate can be found here:

More information on the bill can be found here:

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Author; David J. Williams Categories: Business Law

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David J. Williams

David J. Williams

David began serving as a Law Clerk at the Gallagher Law Firm while in his last term at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and continues as he awaits the results of his bar exam.  Prior to attending law school, David served as the Communications Director for a large mid-Michigan non-profit organization.  David has excelled in law school, earning a position in the top ten percent of his class.  He has actively participated in Moot Court, Law Review, and other student organizations.  He has received numerous awards and honors including several Certificates of Merit (i.e. Book Awards) and being named to the Dean’s list and Honor Roll every term.

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