Memo also shares observations for defense counsel

Fullerton Beck attorneys Angelo Bianco and Edward Guardaro drafted a detailed memo for defense counsel about the sweeping changes made to the New York’s Uniform Civil Rules for the Supreme Court, which went into effect on February 1, 2021. The modifications have morphed the civil rules to emulate those of the Commercial Division, and the appellate and federal courts. Attorneys will need to develop new practices and procedures to fully comply with them. Defense counsel’s obligations related to disclosure and motion practice are two areas significantly affected by the new rules, to which we anticipate the trial courts will insist on strict adherence.

The memo highlights changes in the following areas:

  • Court appearances and scheduling orders
  • Discovery
  • Depositions
  • Motions and submission of court papers
  • Summary judgment motions
  • Trials

Included in the memo are Fullerton Beck’s observations of how these new rules impact defense litigation.

If you are interested in receiving this client advisory, please contact Katrine Beck or Eileen Fullerton.