“State Business Courts Fare Well in Legislative Session But Await Final Approval,” Daily Report
In an article published on April 24, 2018, on the website of the Daily Report, Bloom Parham partner and founder Simon Bloom was quoted about the Georgia General Assembly’s passage of legislation that would begin the process of creating a new statewide business court. In order for the measure to become law, an amendment to the state constitution is required. Advocates of such a court say that a statewide business court would improve efficiency and provide more certain outcomes by ensuring such complex matters are heard by judges who have experience in handling the subject matter. “In order for it to work, you have to have very smart and sophisticated trial judges,” Bloom told the publication. “At bottom, this is about economic development. I think this is a way to tell the Amazons of the world that, if you are headquartered here and, therefore, get sued here, there will be a blue-ribbon panel of judges that can adjudicate claims against you.” For the full article, you may click here.