Creedon & Gill P.C.

24 Woodbine Ave  Suite 8,  Northport  New York 11768

(631) 656-9220  f (631) 686-6718 peter@creedongill.com

DOWNSTATE LIAIBLITY LITIGATION

 

 

LITIGATION TIMELINE

CIVIL PRACTICE LAWS AND RULES (C. P. L. R. )

 

 

1.      COMMENCE : 3 YEAR NEGLIGENCE STATUTE, PLUS 120 DAYS TO SERVE.

 

2.      ANSWER AND DEMANDS. 30 DAYS AFTER SERVICE, TYPICALLY EXTENDED.

 

3.      BILL OF PARTICULARS. 30 DAYS THEREAFTER. OFTEN NEED MOTION TO COMPEL

 

4.      PRELIMARY CONFERENCE FILED FOR OR MOTION CONVERTED INTO CONFERENCE

 

5.      PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE ORDER SETS DATES FOR DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY END

 

6.      DEPOSITIONS OFTEN DELAYED.

 

KEY TO ESTABLISHING DEFENSES

LIBERAL QUESTIONING RULES. AND DEFENDANT NOMINATES

 

7.      POST DEPOSITION DISCOVERY DEMANDS

 

COMMON  SUBJECT OF MOTION PRACTICE.

MAY LEAD TO  FURTHER DEPOSITIONS, OFTEN NECESSARY FOR IME’S

 

8.      INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

 

INSTEAD OF OR IN CONJUCTION WITH MEDICAL REVIEW, RADIOLOGISTS

VENDORS ISSUES

 

9.      COMPLIANCE CONFERENCE VENUE SENSITIVE

10.  NOTE OF ISSUE STANDARDS AND GOALS / MOTION  CLOCK IS RUNNING

11.  SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION PRACTICE MOST CASES WON OUTRIGHT OR POSITIONED

12.  ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

13.  TRIAL PREPARATION

14.  TRIAL READINESS PARTS and JURY SELECTION

COMMON ISSUES

 

IN STORE FALLS  Constructive Notice; Recurring Conditions

 

SNOW AND ICE  Storm in Progress; NYC Code; Contractors; Indemnification

 

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS New York Labor Laws

 

INDEMNIFICATION Tenders and Additional Insurance

 

MOTOR VEHICLE ACTIONS Bus Fatalities Threshold Injuries; NF Fraud