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Judge Fuerst to serve an additional term on the Commercial Docket

Judge Fuerst to serve an additional term on the Commercial Docket


Cleveland - Judge Nancy A. Fuerst will serve an additional three-year term on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s Commercial Docket.

At the end of a three-year term, a blind draw is conducted of the Court’s general division Judges who express interest in being on the Commercial Docket. During the October 16 Judges’ Meeting, Judge Fuerst’s name was selected at random from the applicants, and the selection was then approved by a vote of the judges.

The four Judges on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Commercial Docket hear cases involving business-to-business disputes, including liquidations, trade secret disputes, non-compete contracts and shareholder disagreements. The docket is designed to resolve such cases more quickly, while establishing consistence and expertise among the docket’s judges.

The Cuyahoga County Commercial Docket also includes Judge Joseph Russo, Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams, and Judge Maureen Clancy.

The Commercial Docket Program is available to Ohio counties with either six or more general division judges, or populations exceeding 300,000. Establishing a Commercial Docket is up to each individual court.