Supreme Court Corrects Interim Commercial Court Rules


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The Indiana Supreme Court has amended its recently adopted interim rules for Indiana Commercial Courts after finding a critical mistake resulting from a missing word.

Interim Rule 4, dealing with the assignment of cases to the commercial court docket, was amended in an order Wednesday after the prefix “non-” was omitted from Section D. The amended rule is corrected to read:

“… (3) if a Refusal Notice is timely filed, the clerk shall transfer and assign the case to the non-Commercial Court Docket of the Commercial Court judge.”

The high court thus amended its May order, adopting the Interim Commercial Court Rules with the appropriate correction. The rules took effect June 1.

Justices announced in May that the commercial court venues in Allen, Elkhart, Floyd, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties would become permanent at the conclusion of a three-year pilot program in those counties.