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Advocate’s View: End-of-year ruminations for litigators

At the risk of dating myself, consider the famous quote from Walt Kelly’s cartoon strip, “Pogo,” in which the character observes: “We have met the enemy and he is us,” in connection with an end of year introspection about the innumerable tasks ...

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Advocate’s View: To the victor go e-discovery costs?

The party who obtains a judgment in a lawsuit, whether in New York state or federal court, is generally entitled to seek an award of costs and disbursements. The categories of recoverable costs are set forth in CPLR 8301 and 28 U.S.C. § 1920.

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Advocate’s View: Bunt to the New York Court of Appeals

Baseball and golf fans, and likely even those who are neither, are familiar with the “bunt.” In baseball the play involves a non-swing of the bat that puts the ball in play. In golf, the bunt is a controlled shot designed to avoid wind or to ensure the ball finds the fairway.

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Advocate’s View: Federal civil procedure revisited

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to decide noteworthy cases involving federal civil procedure. Several months ago, Advocate’s View addressed the new tighter pleading standards in federal courts stemming from the Court’s decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937 (May 18, 2009).

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