The New Jersey Supreme Court has released the Report of the Working Group on Business Litigation. Although it rejects the option of a distinct division, like New York's, it does move toward specialization as Mary Gallagher explains in her report. When I was a member of the editorial board of the late New Jersey Lawyer weekly we pressed for a commercial division without success. The idea that judges are generalists is strongly rooted in the state's judiciary. However the successful management of "mass tort" litigation by specially designated judges has earned New Jersey courts respect for their competence. Much remains to be done. Electronic filing for example, lags far behind the federal courts. - GWC
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