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Mediation Practice in the Southern District of New York

USA - September 16 2016 Over the past 25 years, the use of mediation by courts and litigants has mushroomed. One might well ask whether efforts at establishing mediation…

Second Circuit Snuffs Out Plaintiff Counsel Misconduct

USA - August 22 2016 On August 8, 2016, the Second Circuit issued its much awaited decision affirming the ruling of the Southern District of New York, which held that a…

New York Broadens Personal Injury Statute of Limitations for Waste Sites

USA - July 28 2016 On July 21, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed legislation extending the statute of limitations in New York for personal injury claims…

New York High Court Rejects Plaintiff Bar Effort To Broaden Multinationals’ Product Liability

USA - May 5 2016 In a ruling of major importance to the business community, the New York Court of Appeals issued its decision on May 3, 2016 in Finerty v. ABEX Corp…

Don’t Be An Unhappy “CAMP”er: Ignoring Second Circuit Mediation May Result In Grievance Panel Referral

USA - May 5 2016 The Second Circuit advises litigants on its website that its mediation and settlement program (known as “CAMP”) is a long-standing and integral part…