"Focus on Law" piece on Maine's new Business and Consumer Docket (BCD), which ha

Publication Year:
2008

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/news_mainebiz/4767
Author(s):
Skelton, Kathryn
article description
"Focus on Law" piece on Maine's new Business and Consumer Docket (BCD), which has resolved 39 cases without a trial since it was launched in June 2007, saving roughly 142 court days and thousands of dollars in legal and court fees. Now a tightening state budget could cut staffing capacity and bring a close to the successful experiment. With details on some of the complex and time-consuming cases the BCD has handled and the efficiencies it has generated during its short existence.