Special Announcements - 9/2/2014 HAWKINS PARNELL THACKSTON & YOUNG LLP Address Change.....

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09.18.14 CMO Conference: December 4th @ 11AM at JAMS (CMO Drafting Committee Only)

09.18.14 October 2014 In Extremis Trial Cluster and Discovery Schedule (status updates)

09.17.14 Jury selection before Justice Kern - The Early Law Firm October 2013 Group 1 - October 1, 2014 at 9:30 am.

9.17.14 Justice Madden: Perl Index # 190122/2013 Karst & Von Oiste IN EXTREMIS October 2013 in extremis - Settlement, pre-trial conference: September 29, 2014 3:30 pm Part 11 (room 351). Trial , to select: October 6, 2014 (not October 7, 2014)

9.12.14 The pre-trial/settlement conference before Justice Madden in the Levy Konigsberg 2012 FIFOS, scheduled for September 16,2014, is rescheduled to Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11 am, Part 11 (room 351).

09.10.14 Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP request for trial assignment of September 2014 FIFO cases.

09.08.14 April 2014 In Extremis Trial Cluster and Discovery Schedule (status updates)

09.05.14 Karst & von Oiste request for trial assignment of March 2014 FIFO cases (2).

09.02.14 Justice Jaffe post-trial decisions: McCloskey v A.O. Smith et al. and Brown v Bell & Gossett Co.

09.02.14 Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP Address Change

08.27.14 April 2015 Trial Group Liaison Counsel Assignments

08.15.14 New Deposition Scheduling Liaison Counsel



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Defense Counsel Meeting

The monthly NYCAL defense meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:00 am  at Wilson Elser on the following dates:

It is requested that individuals knowledgeable about the goings on in the litigation attend in order to make the meetings more meaningful.

Part 11 Rule New

All papers, letters, documents  etc. to the Court must state, under the index number, information identifying the cluster including the plaintiff’s law firm, and, if the papers are submitted in connection with a motion, the motion sequence number.

In addition, cover letters should state the adjourn date, if any, for the particular case or cases.

Mandatory E-Filing

Pursuant to Administrative Order, electronic filing will become mandatory in all asbestos cases that are commenced in New York County Supreme Court on or after February 27, 2012.

(See Notice to the Bar Regarding Mandatory E-Filing)

Justice Heitler will still be requiring working copies of all motion papers.

New Filing Requirements for NYCAL Asbestos Cases
(Initial Filing Only)

Effective 9/2/08, every NYCAL asbestos case filed must have an 8 1/2 x 11 cover sheet with the words:


The Clerk's Office will be assigning a special series of index numbers to all NYCAL cases which will enable the Court to keep track of filings.

Hand deliver all subpoenas to Room 412. All NOSJMs should be brought to Room 412 Wednesdays of each week only.




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