“The New York Court of Appeals’ decisions last year, on the whole, were no different than past years given that the court once again addressed a variety of issues within the civil context,” write Brendan T. Fitzpatrick and Matthew S. Lerner, partners in Goldberg Segalla’s Appellate Practice Group.
“But it was not all business as usual this past year at the court. The court had a unique year for several reasons. First, the court revisited issues to clarify prior, recent holdings. Second, in at least one decision, the court discussed in more detail than usual issues that are unique to the court’s jurisdiction. Third and finally, proving that lightning can strike twice in the same place, the court granted reargument in two appeals.”
In this Law360 Expert Analysis article, Brendan and Matt examine the decisions issued by New York’s highest court in 2013 that provide guidance to litigators on a host of substantive civil law issues and, in a number of cases, on procedural and jurisdictional issues.