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Current Developments in Commercial Division Practice

Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

Commercial Division justices and practitioners will review and update practice and procedure in the Supreme Court’s Commercial Division.  The program will cover recent rule changes and proposals and noteworthy commercial decisions rendered in the Commercial and Appellate Divisions, including on discovery, motions to dismiss, and summary judgment.  There will also be an update on the awarding of sanctions and attorneys fees by Commercial Division justices.

Program Chair: Robert A. O’Hare Jr., O'Hare Parnagian LLP


6:00 – 6:05 Opening Remarks & Introductions
Robert A. O’Hare Jr.

6:05 – 6:35 Getting Your Case into the Commercial Division & Pre-Answer Motions
• E-filing
• Jurisdiction
• Transfer In or Out
• Pre-answer Motions
• Related Recent Decisions
Lea Haber Kuck

6:35 – 7:25 Initial Scheduling Conference
• Counsels’ Meet & Confer
• Discovery Rules and Disputes
• Confidentiality Orders & Sealing of Records
• Sanctions Update
Christopher G. Kelly

7:25 – 7:35 Break

7:35 – 8:20 ESI from Non-Parties; Expert Discovery; Privilege Logs
• Discovery of Electronically Stored Information from Nonparties
• Expert Disclosure/Depositions
• Privilege Logs & Categorical Approach
Richard F. Hans

8:20 – 9:00 Accelerated Adjudication; Summary Judgment; Trial Preparation
• Accelerated Adjudication Procedure
• Best Practices for SJ Motions
• Trial Logistics
Scott D. Musoff

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 skills; New Jersey: 3.2 general MCLE; California & Pennsylvania: 2.5 general MCLE

Original Recording Date: 6/22/2015

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Current Developments in Commercial Division Practice
  • Lea Haber Kuck PPT
  • Affirmation of Self-Study