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Gov. Snyder Signs Walsh Bill, Establishing Business Court

Oct 21 | 2012  by

Circuit courts around the state will now include a dedicated business court. John Walsh, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Michigan House of Representatives, sponsored House Bill 5128 creating such a court.

Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill into law on October 16th and it is now Public Act 333 of 2012.

The law establishes a business court in every circuit court with three or more judges. This new court has jurisdiction over cases involving business or commercial disputes when the amount in controversy exceeds $25,000.

The law continues the mission of making Michigan more attractive to businesses. The establishment of a business court creates a speedier method of resolving disputes between businesses, ensuring job creators will not be tied up for years in court cases.

The Michigan Legislature has been striving to make Michigan a prime location for businesses looking for a new home. This new business court will provide an effective and low-cost means by which business disputes can be resolved in a shorter period of time.

John Walsh, in addition to his duties as a Michigan Representative, is an attorney with Fausone Bohn, LLP in Northville.

To learn more or read the press release, please visit the Michigan Legislature website.