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Posted: March 13, 2020

New York State Courts Cancel Jury Trials, Impose Other Limitations in Response to Coronavirus

As other courts have done, the New York state courts have implemented procedures limiting courthouse access in response to public health concerns. The limitations affecting the Commercial Division that take effect on Monday, March 16, 2020, include: Civil jury trials in which opening statements have not commenced shall be postponed until further notice; civil jury... Read more »

Posted: March 13, 2020

Appointment of Separate Counsel Intervening Cause Defeating Malpractice Claim

On February 25, 2020, the First Department issued a decision in Binn v. Muchnick, Golieb & Golieb, P.C., 2020 NY Slip Op. 01302, holding that the appointment of separate counsel was an intervening cause, cutting off a malpractice claim, explaining: Plaintiffs allege that their long-time attorneys, defendants John Golieb, Esq. and Muchnick, Golieb & Golieb,... Read more »