On March 19, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued an order limiting civil litigation in the New York state courts during the present crisis. The order provides: 1. Civil Litigation Generally: The prosecution of pending civil matters (including discovery) in a manner that requires in-person appearances or travel, or otherwise requires actions inconsistent with prevailing... Read more »
Daily Archives: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Today, the New York state courts in New York County (Manhattan) announced further limitations to their operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The order provides: Court facilities at 71 Thomas Street and 80 Centre Street, including the Public Access Law Library, are closed to the public; The court will hear only essential applications –... Read more »
New York County Commercial Division Justices Schecter and Masley have announced new part rules relating to the COVID-19 crisis.
On February 25, 2020, the First Department issued a decision in Al Rushaid Parker Drilling Ltd. v. Byrne Modular Bldgs. L.L.C., 2020 NY Slip Op. 01277, upholding a forum non conveniens dismissal, explaining: In each of the subject actions, Supreme Court, after considering all the relevant factors (see Islamic Republic of Iran v Pahlavi, 62... Read more »