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Author: Esther Rose

The Race to the Courthouse: Using the “First-to-File” Rule to Save Judicial Resources

Blog: The Westchester Litigator

For decades, the “first-to-file rule” has guided courts in determining the appropriate venue for litigation by creating a rebuttable presumption in favor of the first litigation filed where litigants file competing and substantially overlapping litigations in different jurisdictions. While the presumption can be rebutted in certain instances, the Southern District […]

Yankwitt LLP’s Compelling Advocacy Convinces Adversary to Drop All Claims Against Restaurant Client

Firm News

Yankwitt LLP successfully persuaded its adversary to dismiss voluntarily its indemnification and breach of contract claims against our client, a New York City restaurant. The matter arose after the restaurant’s employee fell off of a ledge and sustained injuries, for which he received workers’ compensation benefits through the restaurant’s insurance […]

New York Law Journal Publishes Yankwitt LLP Article on the Westchester Supreme Court’s Implementation of Revised DCM Protocols

Firm News

The New York Law Journal published the article, “Westchester Supreme Court Implements Revised DCM Protocols,” by Managing Partner Russell Yankwitt and law clerk Ross Keiser, that discusses the revisions made to the Differentiated Case Management (DCM) protocols and the impact they will have on litigation in the Westchester Supreme Court. […]