Rules Would Curb Questions To Speed NY Commercial Cases

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 4:53 PM EST) -- New proposed rules to limit the number and scope of questions New York lawyers can pepper each other with in corporate litigation were published Tuesday as the Empire State seeks to streamline how its beleaguered Commercial Division handles its growing caseload.

A subcommittee of a large task force put together by New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to fix the Commercial Division recommended the adoption of rules limiting interrogatories to 25 and limiting them to specific topics — unless otherwise ordered — to bring the system...
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