The Ohio Supreme Court's pilot commercial docket project is apparently a success. According to a Task Force report issued by the Court, "certain qualified courts can create separate dockets to resolve business-to-business disputes." Locally, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court has been participating in the pilot project since 2009 and handling cases which the Supreme Court indicates include "business liquidations, trade secret disputes, non-compete contracts, and shareholder disagreements." Other recommendations from the Task Force report include:
- Expanding the program to other courts by setting the parameters for which courts can establish commercial dockets.
- Requiring commercial docket judges to complete additional continuing education requirements.
- Creating a new Commission on Commercial Dockets to oversee the program.
- Operating commercial dockets with at least two judges.