Commercial Division Blog

Posted: March 19, 2020 / Categories Commercial, Court Rules/Procedures, COVID-19

State Courts in Manhattan Further Restrict Operations

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 - all other matters and conferences will be adjourned to future dates;
  • Essential applications will be heard at 60 Centre Street by the Ex Parte Judge;
  • MHL/Hospital Hearings will be conducted remotely from 60 Centre Street;
  • Jury selection is postponed as are all civil trials;
  • Foreclosure auctions are postponed;
  • Foreclosure conferences will be administratively adjourned;
  • Fully briefed motions previously scheduled for oral argument will be marked submitted on the scheduled date without oral argument, unless otherwise directed by the assigned Justice at a later date;
  • Motions returnable in room 130 requiring working copies will be adjourned for 30 days. Parties should not submit working copies in Room 130, either in person, or by mail, until directed to do so by the court;
  • Motions returnable in room 130 and assigned to paperless parts will be marked fully submitted and the assigned Judge will be notified of such;
  • There will be no automatic re-scheduling for oral argument in the IAS Parts until further notice.