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Posted: February 5, 2014

New York County Case Assignment Changes

The elevation of New York County Commercial Division Justice Kapnick to the First Department has resulted not just in the assignment of Justice Scarpulla to the Commercial Division, it also has resulted in the reassignment of Commercial Division and general assignment cases. The Court’s notice regarding these changes is summarized below:

  • Justice Kapnick began her assignment to the First Department effective February 3, 2014.
  • Justice Kapnick has been succeeded in Commercial Division Part 39 by Justice Scarpulla. Commercial Division cases in Part 39 assigned to Justice Kapnick will be reassigned Justice Scarpulla. Unless parties are notified otherwise, Justice Scarpulla will maintain all dates previously scheduled by Justice Kapnick.
  • General Assignment cases assigned to Justice Scarpulla in Part 19 shall be reassigned as soon as possible to Justices Bannon (Part 42), Moulton (Part 57), and Wright (Part 47).
  • General Assignment cases assigned to Justice Kapnick in Part 39 and to Justice Oing in Part 48 are being reassigned to General Assignment Justices generally.
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