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Any insight into NY state court vs commercial division?

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The commercial division does try to mirror the federal rules in terms of streamlining but some commercial parts (not naming names) simply don’t enforce those rules - mostly because they’re trying too hard to push a settlement so they don’t hold attorneys/parties accountable for d*cking around and worse, they don’t make decisions on motions (resulting in a lot of wasted time/work for the lawyers and wasted money for the client). Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely better than general Supreme but just manage any expectations for a quick resolution.

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Commercial is more streamlined whereas state is a free for all if that makes sense.

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Commercial is barely streamlined and slightly less of a total free for all. Limited causes of action heard in Comm. Div. and must hit court’s minimum damages threshold to have a case in Comm. Div.

Is the potential damages higher in commercial division? I’ve heard the procedure rules are similar to federal rules

Not a question of ceiling, just a floor.

What’s the quickest motion turn around you’ve seen in supreme?

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