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 »
Posts Categorized: COVID-19
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 »
New York County Commercial Division Justices Schecter and Masley have announced new part rules relating to the COVID-19 crisis.
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 »
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 »
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 »