Last year, the Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court voted to make its local Commercial Docket permanent. This year, having been appointed by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, Judges Nancy Fuerst and Joseph D. Russo are joining Judges John P. O'Donnell and Richard J. McMonagle on the Commercial Docket. According to the Press Release,
"Judge Fuerst, the former Administrative Judge, will begin handling commercial cases
immediately. Judge Russo will begin handling cases on July 1, 2014. Commercial Docket Judges
also continue to hear criminal and civil cases."