Amendments To The Statewide Commercial Division Rules 2017
Total Credits: 1.0 Professional Practice
The Commercial Division has become a preferred dispute resolution venue for businesses around the world – one of whose hallmarks is the willingness to adapt to the changing needs of litigants in order to facilitate cost-effective and fair resolutions. In 2012, former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman assembled the “Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century,” which conducted an in-depth analysis of the Commercial Division and made several concrete recommendations about how to improve practice in the Division and burnish its stature. The Task Force’s recommendations have been implemented through the enactment of no fewer than 22 modifications and additions to the Statewide Rules of the Commercial Division – improvements ranging from federal-type expert disclosure to presumptive deposition limits, and from guidelines for seeking ESI from non-parties to an established preference for categorical privilege logs.
Jonathan D. Lupkin, Esq.
Rebecca C. Smithwick, Esq.
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