On November 19, 2019, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously approved a proposed pilot project for the implementation of a Business Court Docket in Jefferson County to begin January 1, 2020. The purpose of the pilot project is to create a docket dedicated to the expedited resolution of complex commercial litigation cases in an effort to handle business cases more efficiently and effectively by Judges who are well-versed in business law matters and by following case management procedures that are tailored to the needs of business-related cases. As in other jurisdictions, two general circuit judges will be assigned to qualifying business cases and will employ specialized rules and processes suited to the management of business litigation.
Middleton Reutlinger’s Litigation Practice Chair, Elisabeth (Libby) Gray, is a member of the Business Court Docket Advisory Committee. As a member of that committee, Ms. Gray is available for questions regarding this pilot project. Please contact her directly for information, including requests for copies of the now official Business Court rules, at EGray@middletonlaw.com or via her direct line at (502) 625-2848.
About Middleton Reutlinger
Preserving roots in its historic home of Louisville, Kentucky, the firm maintains a national practice while priding itself on personal working relationships with its clients. Maintaining its status as a medium-sized law firm for 165 years, Middleton Reutlinger provides a broad range of legal services for a diverse client base with the goal of providing accessible service in an efficient manner. The firm understands each client’s business and tailors its services to meet the ever-changing demands of the business environment.