The holiday season is upon us. The snow is already falling and the holiday invitations and obligations are filling up the calendar while visions of vacations in warm, far away places are dancing through our heads. The last thing busy attorneys want to do in December is worry about appearing in court or defending depositions with so many fun and exciting events to attend.
Effective December 2, 2019, Westchester County has implemented a new initiative that applies to all cases scheduled for Preliminary and Compliance Conferences. All parties are to come to all Preliminary and Compliance Conferences with settlement demands (for plaintiffs) and with offers (for defendants) and be prepared to discuss possible settlement.
At the pre-trial conference, the court will distribute to each party a Pre-Trial Information Sheet and Stipulation and Order that require, inter alia, a statement of undisputed facts, prospective motions in limine, list of exhibits with exhibit designations, and estimate of trial days, which each party, severally or jointly, must complete and submit to the court within one week before the date set for
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Having handled thousands of court appearances, we figured it was time to put together a frequently asked question section.
Here are some answers to questions we are routinely asked: