Special Referee's $1M Fees Ruling Spurs New Challenge

null The firm Herrick, Feinstein is entitled to $1 million in fees and costs for defending a developer in a contract dispute over a Staten Island waterfront parcel, a case that spanned five years and involved numerous appeals, a New York County special referee concluded late last month.


Rule Changes Will Foster Efficiency and Predictability

Margaret A. Dale and David M. Jacobson of Proskauer Rose survey the new Commercial Division rules that have been adopted and other potential changes outlined in the Task Force Report that would produce greater efficiency and cost predictability.

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