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State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction

Disclosure of Expert Witness Information

A.9076-A (AM Weinstein) / S.5079-A (Sen. Bonacic) - Relates to the time of disclosure of expert witness information.

  • Report in support of legislation, with recommendations, by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, February 2015.

Expert Testimony

Letter to the Office of Court Administration Advisory Committee on Civil Practice from the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee regarding amending an exception to the rule against hearsay to address business records relied upon by experts in civil trials, June 2015.


Non-Party Deponents

A.9077 (AM Weinstein) / S.5077 (Sen. Bonacic) - Authorizes a non-party deponent's counsel to participate and make objections on behalf of his or her client in an examination before trial in the same manner as counsel for a party.

  • Report in support of legislation by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, Reissued March 2014.
  • Signed by the Governor, Chp. 379 - September 23, 2014


Protective Orders

A.6554 (AM Braunstein) / S.4850 (Sen. Bonacic) - would amend CPLR section 3103(a) to permit non-parties who are not actually served with a subpoena, but whose records are nevertheless sought by the subpoena, to seek a protective order.

  • Report in support of legislation by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, June 2013.
  • Signed by the Governor, Chp. 205 - July 31, 2013

Service of Papers

A.6264 (AM Simotas) / S.4845 (Sen. Bonacic) - Would amend Section 3113 of the CPLR to provide that a non-party deponent's counsel may participate in the deposition and make objections on behalf of his or her client in the same manner as counsel for a party.

  • Report in support of legislation by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, June 2015.
  • Report in support of A.6835/S.4578 by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, May 2012.


Third-Party Defendants

A.624 (AM Weinstein) / S.3762 (Sen. DeFrancisco) - would amend the civil practice law and rules in relation to assertable defenses of a third-party defendant.

  • Report in support of legislation by the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, July 2011.
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 264 - August 3, 2011

 

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