CLE: Trying Complex Commercial Matters in NJ
On August 14, Ricardo Solano, Jr. presented a Continuing Legal Education program for Lawline, an online CLE provider, on the topic of trying commercial matters in NJ.
In 2015, the New Jersey Judiciary launched the “Complex Business Litigation Program,” designed to provide a forum for the resolution of complex business, commercial and construction cases that meet the threshold damages amount of $200,000. The central element of the program – creating a specialized court in each vicinage to effectively manage and resolve time-consuming and costly disputes – was regarded as a long-overdue step in the right direction. A complex business case, however, is still governed by the same rules of civil procedure that govern all litigation in New Jersey State Courts, thus creating unique challenges for managing and litigating these types of cases.
In this program, Mr. Solano reviewed the key components of the Complex Business Litigation Program, discussed tips and strategies for effectively managing the pretrial discovery process in New Jersey State Courts, and reviewed two areas of the law in New Jersey that differ in key respects from federal practice – seeking injunctive relief and expert testimony. The program also provided a brief overview of the appeals process in New Jersey State Courts.
The program was recorded and live webcasted from Lawline's NYC studio, and is available in their on-demand library. It was held as part of Lawline's NJ Litigation & Appeals Event.