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Posted: March 21, 2020

New York Tolls Statue of Limitations for 30 Days

On March 20, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order tolling statutes of limitations and certain other deadlines through April 19, 2020. With respect to tolling, the order provides that: any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as... Read more »

Posted: March 20, 2020

Answers to Common Questions for Employers Regarding the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

COVID-19 Is Forcing Employers to Navigate in Unchartered Waters By Christopher R. Dyess and Hillary S. Zilz Background The rapid onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic has shaken the world to its very core. Our fellow citizens are falling ill. Our neighbors are anxious to know what will happen next. Financial markets are in disarray.... Read more »

Posted: March 19, 2020

New York State Courts Further Limit Civil Litigation During COVID-19 Outbreak

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 »

Posted: March 19, 2020

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 –... Read more »

Posted: March 16, 2020

New York Courts Further Restrict Operations in Response to Coronavirus

Following up on his March 13 memo announcing some limitations on operations in the New York state courts, on March 15, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued a memo implementing further restrictions. They are (emphasis added): Effective 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, we will be postponing all nonessential functions of the courts until further... Read more »

Posted: March 13, 2020

New York State Courts Cancel Jury Trials, Impose Other Limitations in Response to Coronavirus

As other courts have done, the New York state courts have implemented procedures limiting courthouse access in response to public health concerns. The limitations affecting the Commercial Division that take effect on Monday, March 16, 2020, include: Civil jury trials in which opening statements have not commenced shall be postponed until further notice; civil jury... Read more »

Posted: March 9, 2020

S.D.N.Y Limits Courthouse Access in Response to Coronavirus

The S.D.N.Y. has issued an order limiting access to its courthouses in response to coronavirus concerns. This posts relates to the S.D.N.Y, not the Commercial Division, but given that many of this blog’s readers also appear in the S.D.N.Y., we repeat below courthouse access restrictions just implemented by the S.D.N.Y. [E]ffective immediately, the following persons... Read more »