Oral Arguments Wane As SDNY Judges Feel Need For Speed

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 7:43 PM EST) -- A move away from oral arguments in New York's southern federal district is being driven by judges with more access to information — and less need for explanation — and by administrators pushing for efficiency as courts face bigger caseloads, lawyers said Thursday.

In comments to Law360, veteran litigators saw various reasons for the trend, which they said is unmistakable based on their experience, but said it likely is being driven overall by the fact that New York courts are handling more cases with a relatively...
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