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Recent Rule Changes in New York's Commercial Division
Created on June 09, 2017
New York's Commercial Division was the first commercial court of its kind in the country when it was introduced in 1995. In 2012, after the volume and complexity of cases in the Commercial Division grew dramatically, Chief Judge Lippman's Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century released a report that included a number of recommendations to ensure that New York's Commercial Division maintained its quality and reliability. Consistent with those recommendations, a Commercial Division Advisory Council selected by the Chief Judge has proposed dozens of Commercial Division rule changes over the past four years that have been adopted by the NY Courts.
Paul Sarkozi, a member of the Advisory Council, and Carl Regelmann, an experienced New York commercial litigator who previously worked for a Commercial Division justice, share their insight into these new rules gained from involvement in the creation of the rules and their regular involvement in litigating Commercial Division cases. They discuss the rule changes that affect every aspect of litigation-from the commencement of an action through trial-and show how the rules can be used to effectively and efficiently represent clients in the Commercial Division.
- Understand the Commercial Division rule changes that are applicable statewide
- Acquire strategies for using the new Commercial Division rules to effectively litigate on behalf of a client
- Discover how the new Commercial Division rules can be implemented to increase efficiency and reduce litigation costs
- Discuss tips for avoiding common procedural errors for practitioners who may not be familiar with all of the new rules or do not regularly appear before the Commercial Division
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