All “business actions” in Jefferson County filed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013 will be subject to a new mandatory litigation process which requires parties to meet and disclose relevant documents and information much earlier in the process. This new process will also dispose of depositions of expert witnesses, as well as other changes. The purpose behind the new procedure is to make the civil process more streamlined for businesses. It only applies to the claims of the plaintiff and does not apply to amount in controversy or type of remedy which is being sought. If you have any questions concerning this new process or other legal issues, please do not hesitate to contact Coaty Marchant Woods, P.C. at 303-674-0800.