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January 28th, 2022
Ronald C. Minkoff Quoted in Law360 on NY Rule Forcing Settlement Talks Before Trial
Commercial Litigation Partner Ronald C. Minkoff was quoted in the article, “New NY Rule Forces Settlement Talks Before Trial” published by Law360. The article discusses Rule 30, which forces parties to attend a court-ordered settlement conference at a critical stage of dispute — after the discovery phase of a case has completed and before a trial begins — where additional efforts are required to reach a settlement. Ron discussed the benefits of the new rule.
Ron said Rule 30 provides, "exactly the settlement opportunity parties need."
"While no one can force a party to settle, or to even actively engage in the settlement process, this rule makes a party think long and hard before they reject the process and gives both parties the ability to engage in settlement talks without showing weakness," Ron told Law360, adding that “The rule also allows the New York Supreme Court's commercial division to compete favorably, not just with other judicial forums, but with arbitration as well.”
Additionally he said, "A rule like this will provide litigants with another reason to prefer the Commercial Division over arbitration.
Read the article here.
Lawyer Who Cited Bogus Legal Opinions From ChatGPT Pleads AI Ignorance
Courthouse News Service, New York Law Journal, and Law360 mention Tyler Maulsby, Ronald C. Minkoff, and Ashley Alger as counsel to attorney Steven Schwartz and Levidow Levidow, whose court filings included fake case citations generated by ChatGPT. Read more.
June 9 2023
Greenwashing in the Crosshairs: Regulators Around the Globe Take Aim
AdWeek quotes Jeffrey A. Greenbaum on the FTC's updated Green Guides guidance, which discourages U.S. brands from misleading consumers through false advertising. Read more.
May 31 2023
How GCs Can Handle Internal Pressure To Hire A Certain Firm
Law360 quotes Tyler Maulsby on potential ethics issues when general counsels are pressured to steer work to specific law firms. Read more.
May 16 2023