The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ordered the extension and expansion of the state’s Commercial Docket Pilot Project. The order extends the length of the pilot for two additional years and expands the project to District 10, District 2 and Dane County. These regions, in addition to existing regions District 8 and Waukesha County, will now have commercial docket judges assigned to commercial docket cases.
Wisconsin’s Commercial Docket (a.k.a. Business Court) Pilot Project began in July 2017. The Commercial Docket allows parties filing large claim and commercial cases to transfer their cases to specific judges with business experience for expedited resolution. An April 2019 expansion of the pilot project allowed parties filing commercial cases in any Wisconsin county to transfer their cases to the Commercial Docket.