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November 21, 2019

New ABA book provides overview of case management, best practices in business courts

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2019 — The American Bar Association Business Law Section’s recently published book, “The Business Courts Benchbook,” is the work of the Section’s Judges Initiative Committee and Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of case management, best practices and decision-making in U.S. business courts. It identifies and details business court administration, procedures and best practices nationwide, and addresses common legal issues decided by business courts and complex litigation courts handling business and commercial litigation.

Written by business and complex litigation court judges familiar with the procedures, practices and decision-making, as well as practice leaders, “Benchbook” includes valuable appendices, including resources for judges, resources for practitioners and valuable forms used by business courts.

The book discusses the history and function of business courts as well as:

  • Overview of 25 states with business courts and their jurisdictions
  • Examination of discovery management
  • Analysis of electronic discovery issues
  • Treatment of recurring legal issues
  • Overview of settlement, ADR and trials in business courts
  • Examination of the use of technology in courtrooms

“Benchbook” is edited by Vanessa R. Tiradentes,  a partner at Gould & Ratner LLP in Chicago, where she practices corporate and commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. Her experience includes handling allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, business divorces, contract disputes, and advancement and indemnification claims, among other commercial matters. She was assisted by Superior Court of Delaware Judge Meghan A. Adams and Douglas W. Eyre, a commercial litigator at McAlpine PC in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 

Title:                “The Business Courts Benchbook
Publisher:        ABA Business Law Section
Pages:              328 Pages                
Product Code: 5070774 
ISBN:               978-1- 64105-540-6                   
Size:                7 x 10                                   
Binding:          Paperback               
Price:               $89.95                   
800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. 

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