A task force on commercial litigation in state courts convened by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will look for solutions to delays and overcrowded dockets that plague the Commercial Division in an effort to keep business cases from fleeing to other venues.

The 30-member group, officially called the Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century, was announced as part of Judge Lippman’s Feb. 14 State of the Judiciary address and is chaired by former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, now of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, and Martin Lipton of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (NYLJ, Feb. 15). The group’s members were announced on Feb. 21.

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