Maricopa County Superior Court is about to embark on a court specializing in commercial lawsuits, a venture designed to make litigating easier for businesses and make Arizona more business friendly.
Stephen Tully, a corporate attorney who sat on a committee that designed the court’s framework, said he sees it as a selling point for businesses to locate to Arizona.
“I think you tell them, ‘Look, you come here, you’re not going to get stuck in the hell-hole that is the California court system. In Texas, they’ve got a lot of tort reform and a lot of small county jurisdictions. You’re not going to get stuck in a Vegas situation where all the judges are elected,’” Tully said. “If you’re in the West, where would you want to be?”