Businesses embroiled in contract disputes may not know (or understand) what subject matter jurisdiction is all about, but they should know that it is an important consideration in whether a court can hear the case before it. If a case is filed in an incorrect court, the defending party may ask the court to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction.
On Oct. 29, Bridgestone Tires filed suit against IBM in a battle sure to make business headlines for months. Most recently, IBM has defended itself, calling into question Bridgestone's business practices and insisting their own systems were working properly. Colorado businesses will want to keep a close eye on this active national case, as IBM spokespersons have come out swinging.