THE RULES HAVE CHANGED: SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED?

April, 2014, By: Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky, J.S.C. (Ret.)

In September, 2013 changes were made to the Rules of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court (Section 202.70). These changes most importantly were to Rule 8 - Meet and Confer and Rule 13 - Expanded Expert Witness Discovery. Rule 8(b) specifically targets Electronically Stored Information (...

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POWERPOINT CAN HELP YOU PROVE YOUR POINT AT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MEDIATIONS

April, 2014, By: Steven B. Tannenbaum, Esq.

The parties to a medical malpractice mediation can assist the neutral in helping them achieve a resolution of the claim in issue by presenting their respective positions in a clear and concise manner which helps to identify and limit complex medical issues. Traditionally, the parties to such a...

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EXCHANGING THE MEDIATION BRIEF: IS IT IN YOUR BEST INTEREST?

April, 2014, By: Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.)

The submission of a well-crafted brief prior to the mediation is an excellent opportunity to give the mediator a real preview of your position in advance. It can be used to educate, persuade, and create a roadmap for settlement negotiations. It is to your benefit to submit same as it will save time ...

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION

April 1 2014, By: Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky, J.S.C. (Rtd.)

In 2012, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century to provide practical proposals that would have a lasting impact on commercial litigation in New York. The Task Force had an interdisciplinary make up of practitioners, academics and current ...

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