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

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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 […]

Westchester Quarterly Roundup: Notable Decisions of the Westchester County Federal and State Courts

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Judge Halpern Denies Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration After Plaintiff’s Failure to Comply with Multiple Court Orders In Clay v. Doe., No. 20-CV-07692 (PMH), 2021 WL 6051729 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 20, 2021), the plaintiff, proceeding pro se, had filed suit against unnamed “John Doe Defendants,” alleging that he was assaulted by them […]

2021: A Year for the Books

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It was a year to remember: We skillfully navigated a remote work environment and a return to the office. We represented clients in extraordinary cases, and we were recognized by leading organizations for our achievements. We continued working with our dedicated long-time clients and welcomed many new ones. And through […]