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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Posted: March 23, 2020

Judge Garaufis Grants In Part Motion to Preclude Transcript of 911 Call Where Victim Described Being Shot and Identified the Shooter

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner In a fact pattern echoing a law school Evidence Exam, Judge Garaufis granted in part and denied in part competing motions in limine regarding admissibility of an emergency 911 call where the victim described being shot by the defendant. United States v. Shipp, 19 CR 29 (E.D.N.Y. Mar.... Read more »

Posted: March 15, 2020

Judges DeArcy Hall, Kovner, and Kuntz Update Their Individual Rules (Description of Changes Below)

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner Judges DeArcy Hall, Kovner, and Kuntz have each updated their Individual Rules.  As a service to practitioners that are already familiar with the Judges’ rules, below are the changes of note and links to the new rules. Judge Kovner’s updated Individual Rules adds that “[i]n appropriate cases, the... Read more »

Posted: March 6, 2020

Judge Kuntz Remands Personal Injury Action After Adopting Magistrate Judge Mann’s R&R Finding That Defendants Failed to Establish Amount in Controversy Threshold

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner Judge William F. Kuntz, II, recently overruled defendants’ objections to the Report and Recommendation issued by Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann, and remanded a personal injury action for lacking the amount in controversy threshold in diversity actions. Daversa v. Cowan Equipment Leasing, LLC, 20-CV-163 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2020)... Read more »