Client Q & A

Answers to common client questions.
Posted: January 12, 2015

Client Q&A: We had an agreement, but . . .

We had an agreement, but . . . By Vitali S. Rosenfeld If lawyers had their way, every business transaction would be documented by a comprehensive written contract signed by everyone involved. But the reality is often different. Sometimes the parties discuss additional terms that are not included in the written agreement. Sometimes the parties exchange multiple emails and it...


Posted in Client Q & A, Contracts
Posted: December 1, 2014

Client Q & A: How do I make sure my confidential information is protected during litigation?

How do I make sure my confidential information is protected during litigation? By Erik S. Groothuis The discovery process in modern litigation is very broad—all documents potentially relevant to the disputed issues are in play. That means that in almost every commercial case it is possible that sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information will have to be turned over to...


Posted: November 17, 2014

Client Q & A: Why am I in a Lawsuit in New York?

Why am I in a lawsuit in New York? By Vitali Rosenfeld. If you get sued, one of the first questions to ask yourself is whether you are being sued in the right place. A lot of commercial lawsuits involving out-of-state parties are filed in New York for various reasons – but not always are there legitimate grounds for a...


Posted: November 3, 2014

Client Q & A: I’ve Been Served With a Subpoena. Now What?

I’ve been served with a subpoena. Now what? By Erik S. Groothuis. When parties to civil a lawsuit need evidence from non-parties to support their claims or defenses, they may issue subpoenas to obtain such evidence. These subpoenas are often personally served by process servers in the same way that complaints initiating lawsuits get served. Generally speaking, there are two...


Posted: October 20, 2014

Client Q & A: Why Do I Have To Give Evidence To My Opponent?

We have been blogging on recent developments in the Commercial Division for over a year now–over 430 posts. Our posts normally focus on the legal aspects of court decisions in commercial litigation. This post marks the beginning of a different kind of post here: one directed to clients rather than other commercial litigators. We are calling these new posts Client...