Survey: 2011 Civil Practice

Between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, New York’s Court of Appeals and appellate divisions published hundreds of decisions that impact virtually all practitioners. These cases have been “surveyed” in this article, meaning that the author has made an effort to alert practitioners and academicians about noteworthy changes in New York State law and to provide basic detail about the changes in the context of the Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). Whether by accident or design, the author did not endeavor.

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Michael Bottar: J.D., summa cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law (Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers); B.A., Colgate University; partner, Bottar Leone, PLLC, Syracuse, New York; adjunct professor, Syracuse University College of Law; board of directors, Syracuse University Law Alumni Association and New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

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