Daily Archives: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Posted: September 11, 2019

Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to Commercial Division Rules

The Office of Court Administration has asked for public comment on three proposed rule changes. First, is a proposed amendment to Commercial Division Rule 1 to facilitate remote video appearances by counsel. E-mail comments on this proposal to by September 30, 2019. Second, is a proposed amendment to Commercial Division Rule 6 to require... Read more »

Posted: September 11, 2019

Insurer’s Claims-Handling Documents Not Privileged Even If Prepared By Attorneys

On August 30, 2019, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Otsuka Am., Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co., Index No. 650463/2019, ruling that coverage opinions prepared by outside counsel for an insurer are discoverable, explaining:   In the context of insurance, the payment or rejection of... Read more »