Patrick M. Connors of Albany Law School summarizes three significant civil procedure decisions handed down by the New York Court of Appeals during its 2016-2017 term. There is something here for both the personal injury lawyer and the commercial litigator alike.
Paul Shechtman, a partner at Bracewell, writes: The 2016-2017 term of the New York Court of Appeals in criminal law was a relatively quiet one in which the prosecution fared better than the defense.
Evan H. Krinick, managing partner of Rivkin Radler, writes: The one thing that can be said about the most significant insurance law cases decided by the Court this past term: They all were decided in favor of the insurance carriers.
Jeffrey S. Lichtman and Richard A. Menchini, partners at O’Hare Parnagian, write: In the past term, the Court of Appeals issued several decisions which examined how issues of governmental liability intersect with different stages of the litigation process.
Evan K. Farber, a partner at Loeb & Loeb, writes: Tweets may be an unlikely source of inspiration for brief writing. But while the supply is plentiful, why not make the most of them?
E. Michael Kavanagh, a member of NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), writes: The oral argument can be the essence of effective advocacy and it can make a difference in an appeal.