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W.Va. business court opens headquarters

Oct. 12, 2012 @ 12:13 AM

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Supreme Court's first division to be located outside Charleston is open for business.

The new business court division's headquarters opened Wednesday in Martinsburg. The Supreme Court says about 100 people attended the ceremony.

The division will focus on complex issues that arise in commercial litigation, such as contract and shareholder disputes, trade secrets and securities cases. It also will relieve circuit court judges from handling novel or complex issues that they may not be trained to handle.

Court officials say in a news release that the Eastern Panhandle's growing population and business development were factors in locating the business court division's headquarters in Martinsburg.



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