Richards Layton & Finger

Delaware Superior Court's Complex Commercial Litigation Division

October 4, 2011

On May 1, 2010, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware established a Complex Commercial Litigation Division for the resolution of certain business disputes where equitable jurisdiction is lacking. In so doing, Delaware has joined states such as Massachusetts and North Carolina that also have established specialized divisions organized for business and commercial litiga- tion within their existing court systems.3 The CCLD aims to give parties increased access to judges experienced in complex commercial litigation while providing greater flexibility in scheduling and case management, along with prompt and firm trial dates.4 Since its inception, the CCLD has attracted dozens of commercial cases not otherwise eligible for disposition in Chancery.

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