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Parts for the determination of commercial claims established
Uniform District Court Act (UDC) CHAPTER 565, ARTICLE 18-A
§ 1802-A. Parts for the determination of commercial claims established.

The chief administrator shall assign the times and places for holding,
and the judges who shall hold, one or more parts of the court for the
hearing of commercial claims as herein defined, and the rules may
regulate the practice and procedure controlling the determination of
such claims and prescribe and furnish the forms for instituting the
same. There shall be at least one evening session of each part every
month for the hearing of commercial claims, provided however, that the
chief administrator may provide for exemption from this requirement
where there exists no demonstrated need for evening sessions. The chief
administrator shall not combine commercial claims part actions with
small claims part actions for purposes of convenience unless a
preference is given to small claims and to commercial claims arising out
of consumer transactions. Such practice, procedure and forms shall
differ from the practice, procedure and forms used in the court for
other than small claims and commercial claims, notwithstanding any
provision of law to the contrary. They shall constitute a simple,
informal and inexpensive procedure for the prompt determination of
commercial claims in accordance with the rules and principles of
substantive law. The procedure established pursuant to this article
shall not be exclusive of but shall be alternative to the procedure now
or hereafter established with respect to actions commenced in the court
by the service of a summons. No rule to be enacted pursuant to this
article shall dispense with or interfere with the taking of stenographic
minutes of any hearing of any commercial claim hereunder.