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Posted: June 24, 2016

New York County Expands Mediation Program to Commercial Cases in Parts Outside the Commercial Division

On May 24, 2016, First Judicial District Administrative Judge Moulton issued an administrative order expanding of the Commercial Division ADR program to commercial cases in non-Commercial Division parts.

For the purpose of this Order, a “commercial case” shall mean a case designated as such in the court’s Civil Case Information System, including non-Commercial Division cases of the types listed in Uniform Rule 202.70(b)(1) through (11) (but without consideration of any threshold amount). In addition, a “commercial case” shall encompass non-Division cases of the types listed in Uniform Rule 202.70(c)(1), (3), and (5). Cases in which a party is unrepresented shall not, however, be
referred to mediation.

The justices whose parts will now be included in the program are:

Hon. Nancy Bannon (Part 42)
Hon. Richard Braun (Part 23)
Hon. Ellen M. Coin (Part 63)
Hon. Arthur Engoron (Part 37)
Hon. Barbara Jaffe (Part 12)
Hon. Deborah James (Part 59)
Hon. Cynthia S. Kern (Part 55)
Hon. Barry R. Ostrager (Part 61 )(non-Division portion of the inventory)
Hon. Eileen A. Rakower (Part 15)

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