New York has seen quite a bit of litigation surrounding these circumstances, with parties citing force majeure and related common law doctrines as bases to avoid liability for failure to perform their contractual obligations. This article provides an update on some recent New York cases impacting these salient legal issues.
Practice Area: Commercial & Federal Litigation
The New York State Bar Association recommends that the New York Civil and Criminal Courts adopt the equivalent of the Federal Rule of Evidence Rule 502. If enacted, this would establish a uniform set of standards and minimize or eliminate costly and time-consuming disputes about the waiver of attorney-client and work product protection. This was … Continued
We, as members of the bar, need to consider that one of the contributing, if not principal, causes of this breakdown may be our own judicial system, right up to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Lawyering from home implicates at least three important Professional Rules and corresponding duties: Rule 1.1 on the duty of competence; Rule 1.6 on the duty of confidentiality; and Rules 5.1 and 5.3 on supervisory responsibilities.
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