New York Court News & Updates from American LegalNet
USCA 2nd Circuit:
November 1, 2021 – Notice of Proposed Rule Making – By this notice and the order linked below, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit publishes for comment a proposed amendment to Local Rule 46.2 (b) (6), (7), which addresses attorney discipline. The amendment provides a procedure by which a New York State attorney discipline authority may request expedited disclosure of confidential record for its use in a New York State attorney conduct investigation or proceeding. Click here to see the Clerk’s order inviting comment and the proposed amendment. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2971(b) and Fed. R. App. P. 47(a)(1), comments are invited on the proposed rule. Please submit comments to the Clerk of Court at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 or email@example.com no later than December 1, 2021.
Amended Individual Practices:
October 27th, 2021
Hon. Valerie E. Caproni:
New York Appellate Division. First Department:
Pilot Program – Interlocutory Appeals From the Commercial Division Involving Discovery Disputes
Commencing on January 1, 2022, the Appellate Division, First Department will institute a Pilot Program to reduce the time within which to perfect interlocutory appeals from the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court where the issues on appeal relate exclusively to discovery disputes. Click here for details. https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/AD1/PDFs/Pilot Program-CommercialInterlocutoryAppealsDiscovery.pdf
Supreme Court, NY County, Commercial Division:
Effective December 1, 2021, non-governmental corporate entities in New York Commercial Division cases must file a corporate disclosure statement. This mirrors Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 which requires this disclosure. It has been left up to each Commercial Judge as to whether the rule is applied in pending cases assigned to the Division prior to December 1.