What New Commercial Division Rules Mean For NY Litigants

Law360, New York (March 29, 2016, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Jordan D. Weiss

Christine V. Sama For a long time, practice in New York’s Commercial Division was a double-edged sword. Stacked with the state’s most sophisticated judges, a tilt toward aggressive case management practices, and an inclination towards utilizing technological advancements in the litigation of cases, the division offered an uncommon level of certainty, professionalism and forward-thinking — a magnet for complex cases. However, in recent years the rules have failed the promise. Although the division has long had its own set of rules, they are relatively sparse and conspicuously unconcerned with discovery practice. Thus, for most of the life of...

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