Daily Archives: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Posted: May 20, 2020

New Case Filings to be Permitted in New York State Courts Starting Monday

On May 20, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks announced that starting on Monday, May 25, 2020, “e-filing through the NYSCEF system–including the filing of new non-essential matters–will be restored in those counties of the state that have not yet met the benchmarks required to participate in the Governor’s regional reopening plan,” including “the five New... Read more »

Posted: May 20, 2020

Questions of Fact Regarding Defendant’s Negligence Precluded Summary Judgment on Legal Malpractice Claim

On April 29, 2020, the Second Department issued a decision in Blumencranz v. Botter, 2020 NY Slip Op. 02452, holding that questions of fact regarding the defendant’s negligence precluded summary judgment on a legal malpractice claim, explaining: The plaintiff commenced this action alleging, inter alia, that the defendant committed legal malpractice in the prosecution of... Read more »