With the stroke of a pen, Utah’s Governor has created a seismic shift in how business disputes may be litigated in Utah. During the 2023 General Session of Utah’s 65th Legislature, Utah’s legislators promulgated and unanimously passed H.B. 216, which “addresses the establishment of the Business and Chancery Court” in Utah. On March 20, 2023, Governor Cox signed the bill into law and officially established a Business and Chancery Court in Utah. The Business and Chancery Court is specifically tailored to offer business litigants a swift resolution to commercial lawsuits through many unique features built into the Business and Chancery Court by Utah’s legislature. Businesses, professionals and legal practitioners should all be aware of the Business and Chancery Court and its inevitable effects on business litigation in Utah.

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