Thursday, January 28, 2010
We all need them at some point. Sometimes we really need them and it can make the difference in a case. What are they? Adjournments or continuances. There has not been much written about this important litigation topic and their are relatively few reported decisions concerning same. "To Be Continued" is an excellent December 2009 NYS Bar Journal article written by David Paul Horowitz.
Courts, of course, have broad discretion is deciding whether to grant an adjournment. This article reviews some of the leading New York cases on this important fact of litigation life. The article discusses some cases concerning adjournments because of witness availability, extensions to gather documents and attorney scheduling conflicts.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein