Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter

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    The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter features updates on Section activities, programs and events; recent legislation; and information about current issues. Edited by Prof. Mark L. Davies, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter is published three times per year by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    SPRING 2016


    Message from the Chair
     
    (James M. Wicks)   

    NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Annual Meeting

    What Psychology Teaches Us About Juror Decision Making—Tell Stories and Talk About Damages
    (Julie Howe, P.h.D., Richard Waites, J.D., Ph.D. and Valerie Hans, Ph.D.)

    The Message Was Empowerment
    (Lauren J. Wachtler)

    Commercial Litigation in New York—Choosing Between State and Federal Courts

    (Timothy S. Driscoll)

    Introductory Speech for Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam: Stanley H. Fuld Award

    (Mark C. Zauderer)

    Remarks of Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam Upon Accepting the Stanley H. Fuld Award

    Section Is Highlighted in This Year’s Presidential Summit
    (Mark A. Berman)


    Chief Judge Lippman’s Vision Coming to Life—The Third Fourth Installment
    (Rebecca C. Smithwick)

    8th Judicial District Commercial Division Bench-Bar Forum
    (Riane Lafferty)

    Book Review: Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts
    (Reviewed by Guy Miller Struve)

    Judge Platkin and Local Practitioners Discuss Amendments to the Commercial Division Rules at Bench-Bar Forum
    (Joseph M. Dougherty)

    Report of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section: Use of Expert Affidavits in Summary Judgment Motions

    Supreme Court Commercial Division Celebrates 20 Years
    (Nora A. Jones)

    Judicial Institute Reception

    CPLR Amendments: 2015 Legislative Session

    2015 Amendments to the Uniform Rules for Supreme and County Courts, Rules Governing Appeals, and Certain Other Rules of Interest to Civil Litigators

    2016 Amendments to the Uniform Rules for Supreme and County Courts, Rules Governing Appeals, and Certain Other Rules of Interest to Civil Litigators

    Notes of the Section’s Executive Committee Meeting

    The Section’s District Leaders