The Tennessee Supreme Court is continuing its highly successful Business Court Docket Pilot Project as it seeks to provide all Tennessee businesses and citizens across the state with a specialized business court docket. The Business Court Docket Pilot Project was originally established by Supreme Court Order in 2015. It was extended in April 2017, with slight modifications, and is continued by a December 22, 2017 Order. Beginning January 1, 2018, Davidson County will continue the pilot project under the supervision of Judge Joe Binkley, presiding judge of the 20th Judicial District. Cases transferred prior to January 1, 2018, will remain assigned to Davidson County Chancery Court Part III. In other districts, upon the request of a trial judge, the Supreme Court may designate a senior judge to hear an eligible business court docket case in the county of venue. Additionally, parties outside of Davidson County may continue to request a transfer of venue to the Davidson County Business Court Docket. Please refer to the following for additional information about the Tennessee Business Court Docket Pilot Project.
- Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts – Business Court page: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/bizcourt
- Business Court decisions: https://www.tncourts.gov/node/3938267
- Business Court continuation press release: https://www.tncourts.gov/news/2017/12/22/tennessee-supreme-court-endorses-recommendations-statewide-business-court-docket