Commercial Court Law and Legal Definition

Commercial court refers to a court that handles exclusively commercial litigation. Commercial court hears business disputes under simplified procedures. It is mainly designed to speed up the trials. In the late 20th century, commercial courts emerged as a way to unclog the general dockets. A commercial court also disposes commercial cases more effectively and consistently. A commercial court is also known as business court. [MISSISSIPPI MARINE & FIRE INS. CO. v. BANK OF LOUISIANA, 1845 La. LEXIS 193 (La. 1845)].