January 7, 1999

Commercial court expands

The Commercial Division of the state Supreme Court will expand to Westchester, Erie and Nassau counties effective next month. The Council had strongly supported the expansion.

The Commercial Division was created on an experimental basis in New York City and Monroe County on the recommendation of a 1995 task force appointed by New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye.

The goal of the court is to streamline commercial litigation and to make legal outcomes more predictable and reliable for business.