New York’s Commercial Division Establishes “Rocket Docket” Option: New Commercial Division Rule Permits Accelerated Adjudication

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - June 6, 2014

On June 2, 2014, a new rule became effective in the Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court that permits parties in Commercial Division cases (except for class actions) to consent to accelerated pre-trial procedures.  The new streamlined procedures are designed to move a case to a trial-ready state within nine months.