According to reports in The Columbus Dispatch yesterday, a decision is imminent on the fate of the commerical courts docket in Franklin County. A task force has recommended to the Supreme Court that these specialized dockets become permanent, but there appears to be some dissension about the particulars of permanent implementation in Franklin County.
The Columbus Bar Association recently conducted a survey of its Common Pleas Court Committee members eliciting feedback on on the commercial docket. 68% of survey respondents thought the commercial court should be made permanent. (Complete survey results were posted on the blawg in February.)