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Senate Passes John Walsh Bill

Sep 25 | 2012  by

Circuit courts around the state may soon include a dedicated business court. John Walsh, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Michigan House of Representatives, sponsored the bill creating such a court.

HB 5128 establishes a business court in every circuit court with three or more judges.  This new court will have jurisdiction over cases involving business or commercial disputes when the amount in controversy exceeds $25,000.

The bill continues the mission of making Michigan more attractive to businesses.  The establishment of a business court will create a quicker 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.

The bill has received Senate approval and now returns to the House for concurrence on the amendments made in the Senate.

John Walsh, in addition to his duties as a Michigan Representative, is an attorney with Fausone & Grysko, PLC in Northville.  If you have any questions on business disputes, please contact Chris Frescoln at (248) 380-3070 or John Walsh at (248) 912-3215.

To learn more about the John Walsh Bill, please visit American Bar Association.