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05.26.15 Defense objections to Early Law Firm October 2015 cases (Updated)

05.22.15 April 2015 In Extremis Cluster List and Discovery Schedule (Updated)

05.21.15 The Early Law Firm Response to October 2015 Defendant Objections

05.18.15 Justice Kern - Order re Williams Law Firm Trial Group 1

05.18.15 Justice Kern - Decision on the Hillyer Trial De Novo motion

05.15.15 Special Master Recommendation re: out of town depositions of in extremis plaintiffs

05.14.15 All Asbestos Cases; Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Joint Opposition to Defendants' Joint Motion for Stay and Affirmation in Opposition

05.13.15 Trial Readiness Conference Form - Effective June 1, 2015

05.08.15 Justice Kern - Decision switching the order in which Williams group cases are tried

05.07.15 The Williams Law firm request for trial assignment of October 2014 & April 2015 In Extremis cases

05.05.15 Karst & von Oiste, LLP request for trial assignment of April 2015 In Extremis cases

05.05.15 Consent to Change Attorney: Metso Mineral Industries, Inc.

04.30.15 Justice Kern - Order re Williams Law Firm October 2013 & April 2014 In Extremis cases

04.29.15 Justice Kern - Order Re: Weitz & Luxenberg October 2013 In Extremis Trial Group 6



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Defense Counsel Meeting Dates

*Please note that defense counsel meeting dates are now listed on the defendants only section of the website.

Part 11 Rule

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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