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Posted: December 25, 2019

Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Change to Commercial Division Rules

The Office of Court Administration has asked for public comment on a proposed amendment to Commercial Division Rule 6 to “to require legal memoranda to include hyperlinks to NYSCEF docket entries when those documents are cited and to allow judges discretion in determining whether to require hyperlinking for cases, statutes, and rules to legal database... Read more »

Posted: September 21, 2019

Court Erred in Vacating Default When There Was No Reasonable Excuse for the Default

On September 11, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in EMC Mtge. Corp. v. Walker, 2019 NY Slip Op. 06474, holding that it was error to vacate a default when there was no reasonable excuse for the default, explaining: In order to vacate a default in appearing at a scheduled court conference, a plaintiff... Read more »

Posted: September 18, 2019

Dismissal of Foreclosure Action for Failure to Prosecute Vacated

On September 11, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Spence, 2019 NY Slip Op. 06529, vacating the dismissal of a foreclosure action for failure to prosecute, explaining: A pleading cannot be dismissed pursuant to CPLR 3216(a) unless a written demand is served upon the party against whom such... Read more »

Posted: September 11, 2019

Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to Commercial Division Rules

The Office of Court Administration has asked for public comment on three proposed rule changes. First, is a proposed amendment to Commercial Division Rule 1 to facilitate remote video appearances by counsel. E-mail comments on this proposal to rulecomments@nycourts.gov by September 30, 2019. Second, is a proposed amendment to Commercial Division Rule 6 to require... Read more »