Category Archives: Article

Careers in the Commercial Division

By: Jennifer Branca | Editor-in-Chief  On March 29, 2016, the Commercial Division Online Law Report successfully brought students together with distinguished attorneys to discuss the career paths that have led them to their prominent positions today. In addition to the dialogue … Continue reading

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The Past and Future of the Commercial Division

By: Jeanelle Dawes | Staff Writer In June 2015, the Supreme Court Civil Branch of New York County presented a program that highlighted the past and future of its Commercial Division (the “Division”). The program offered an overview of the … Continue reading

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Judge Judith S. Kaye: Mother of Justice

Judge Judith S. Kaye: Mother of Justice[1] By: Andrea Bonilla | Senior Staff Writer On January 6, 2016, Judge Judith Smith Kaye passed away leaving behind a remarkable legacy. Judge Kaye was the first woman named to the highest court … Continue reading

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Reducing Motion Practice in Innovative and Complex Commercial Litigation

By Christine Kummer | Senior Staff Writer Complex business disputes are presenting the Commercial Division with increased caseloads and time-consuming innovative legal issues. In 2014, 5,763 cases were pending in the Commercial Division, an increase of 13% from 2008 (5,084 … Continue reading

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Simplifying Foreign Affidavit Procedures

By Tim Broschardt | Managing Editor In response to difficulties in procuring admissible sworn statements from witnesses located outside the United States, the New York State Legislature amended NY Civil Practice Law and Rules § 2106. NY CPLR § 2106 now … Continue reading

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Combining Ambitious Careers with Family Life: Women in Commercial Litigation

By Jenny Branca | Editor-in-Chief Women, much like men, have aspirations to be successful.  And women have been more successful today with pursuing ambitious careers while simultaneously maintaining a family.  But many women still need help finding a sensible balance between work … Continue reading

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Shortening the Reach of CPLR §301 post-Daimler

By Michael Farinacci | Managing Editor Nearly a century ago, Justice Cardozo formulated, what has become known as, the “doing business” doctrine for determining whether New York has general jurisdiction over a corporation.[1] This later became part of CPLR §301. However, recent … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Forum-Selection Clauses and the Preferences of New York State

By Michael Vandermark | Staff Writer Given the pervasive nature of forum-selection clauses in many (if not most) contractual agreements, this article provides a useful overview of first, the function and importance of forum selection clauses and second, (given the … Continue reading

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