Monday, March 26, 2007

Florida has a business court

Complex business case go to a business curt in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, according to a Miami Herald article. An interesting concept but one that goes back centuries. The cause stems from the complex cases being filed in state court rather than federal court.

Disputes for business court can range from breach of contract to unfair or deceptive trade practices -- about 20 different matters in all. Some types of disputes require claims of at least $75,000 to qualify for business court, but other disputes, such as controversies over trade secrets, can be litigated regardless of the amount of money involved.