Every trial attorney faces critical decisions as to which witness or witnesses will best tell his client’s story. Calling an adverse party or a person identified with an adverse party in one’s case can be incredibly effective because one can often, through leading questions, force the other side to tell your story. Like every critical … Continued
Practice Area: Litigation & Trials
Topic: Litigation Financing, Conflicts of Interest.
There is some confusion in the construction industry regarding the effect that executive orders have on a contractor’s ability to file or extend a mechanic’s lien, or a property owner’s ability to discharge any lien
Businesses should review their policy language carefully and consider consulting with coverage counsel who are well-versed on the cutting-edge legal issues. Time is of the essence.
Many in the construction industry may be concerned with the widespread effects of COVID-19 as it relates to fulfilling their contractual duties and obligations. In this new environment, force majeure clauses (French for “superior force”) will bear heightened scrutiny. Pursuant to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order No. 202.6, New … Continued
There now exists for the benefit of the bench and bar a new resource, the Guide to New York Evidence, published by New York’s Unified Court System at http://www.nycourts.gov/JUDGES/evidence/, with a “rule” set forth in black letter and a “note” explaining the decisional or statutory derivation of the rule and any decisional nuances on the meaning … Continued
Any litigator’s bookshelf of indispensable resources would have to include the newly updated New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, edited by Stephen P. Younger and Muhammad U. Faridi of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.
This article explores potential frameworks for navigating contractual challenges in light of potential future litigation relating to the coronavirus public health emergency.