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12.19.14 Justice Heitler Punitive Damages Decisions Motion Seq. 011-013

12.19.14 Consent to Change Attorney: VWR, International, Inc.

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

12.18.14 Consent to Change Attorney: Kerr Corporation

12.17.14 Justice Kern pro hac vice order Foley #190559/12

12.17.14 Transfer Order - Belluck & Fox October 2013 and October 2014 In Extremis cases

12.16.14 Justice Kern The Early Law Firm October 2013 Group 2 jury selection and other instructions

12.12.14 Transfer Order and Filed & Executed Stipulation of Dismissal - Weitz & Luxenberg February 2014 FIFO Group

12.09.14 Transfer Order - Weitz & Luxenberg October 2014 In Extremis

12.09.14 Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer April 2015 In Extremis Application (Plaintiffs’ Response to Defense Liaison Counsel’s Objections)

12.09.14 Transfer Order - The Williams Law Firm October 2013 and April 2014 In Extremis cases

12.05.14 Consent to Change Attorney: Zy-Tech Global Industries

12.05.14 Consent to Change Attorney: Ballantyne of Omaha

12.04.14 Defendants' Reply to Early Law Firm Response re April 2015 Objections



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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

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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