Commercial Division Blog

Current Developments in the Commercial Divisions of the
New York State Courts by Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP
Posted: December 29, 2019

Documents Prepared for Uses Other Than Litigation Cannot be Withheld for Production Even if They Also Were Prepared in Anticipation of Litigation

On December 20, 2019, the Fourth Department issued a decision in John Mezzalingua Assoc., LLC v. Travelers Indem. Co., 2019 NY Slip Op. 09157, holding that documents prepared for uses other than litigation cannot be withheld from production even though they also were prepared for litigation, explaining: ...


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 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 sites.". The proposed new rule provides: ...