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Current Developments in the Commercial Divisions of the
New York State Courts by Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP
Posted: October 5, 2020

Contract Made With A Municipality That Does Not Comply With Law is Unenforceable, Even Under a Quantum Meruit Theory

On September 22, 2020, Justice Walsh of the Westchester County Commercial Division issued a decision in Universal Eng’g Servs., P.C. v. Industrial Dev. Agency of Mount Vernon, N.Y., 2020 NY Slip Op. 51066(U), holding that a contract made with a municipality that does not comply with law is unenforceable, even under a quantum meruit theory . . .

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Posted: September 30, 2020

Hyperlinking Now Mandatory in the Commercial Division

On September 29, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued AO/133/20, which makes hyperlinking to previously-filed NYSEF documents mandatory and requires that “[u]nless otherwise directed by the Court or provided in the Court’s individual rules, all text in briefs and affidavits, including footnotes, shall use proportionally spaced 12-point serif typeface” . . .

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