The Office of Court Administration has asked for public comment on another proposed change to the rules of the Commercial Division.
Generally, under the proposed new rule:
any party would be able to seek assignment of a case to the Commercial Division by filing, within 90 days of service of the complaint, a Commercial Division RJI certifying that the case meets the requisite jurisdictional requirements. Failure to file an RJI within 90 days would preclude the party from later seeking transfer of the case to the Commercial Division, except by written application to the Administrative Judge for “good cause shown.” If an RJI is filed within 90 days without seeking assignment to the Commercial Division, any other party would have ten days to apply to the Administrative Judge for a transfer of the case to the Commercial Division. In addition, a non-Commercial Division Justice may request transfer of a case to the Commercial Division where jurisdictional requirements are met.
E-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 2, 2014.