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August 2, 2007

New York City Signed Contract with Online Settlement Program

New York City recently signed a contract with online alternative dispute resolution company Cybersettle that will extend and expand the use of Cybersettle to resolve a larger number, and greater variety of claims that are filed against the City.

Cybersettle's press release states:

New York City initiated a pilot program with Cybersettle in 2004 to help reduce a huge backlog of lawsuits against the city and to try to reduce the costs of those lawsuits to the City and its taxpayers. During the two-year pilot, New York City enjoyed a settlement rate of 67% of cases that went through the system within 60-days, and saw the administrative costs of claim settlement drop dramatically. The pilot program was estimated to have saved taxpayers more than $25 million.

The New York Post wrote about the contract here.

Governor Spitzer Vetoes Bill No. 06306 Regarding New York's No Prejudice Rule

Yesterday, Governor Eliot Spitzer vetoed Bill No. 06306 that jeopardized New York's "no prejudice" rule (see prior post discussing no prejudice and Bill here).

I will post the veto memorandum when I obtain it.

Thanks to TICL's very own Jean for the quick notification of this news.

August 19, 2007

New York's NYCRR Will Soon Be Available On-Line and For Free

New York was sorely missing a vital legal resource on the Web: a free on-line version of the NYCRR. No longer. Governor Spitzer just signed Bill A7885A into law, requiring that the New York Department of Statement to post or maintain a link on its website to an unofficial version of
the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, at no cost to the public.

The Department of State's Website has not yet complied with this Bill.

August 26, 2007

Rate New York Justices -- The Robing Room

The Robing Room (Where Judges Are Judged) has recently added New York Supreme Justices to its Webpage. This site allows you to provide anonymous comments about New York Supreme Justices throughout New York State. You can also read the comments for free by searching for the Justice alphabetically. Although a new feature, the New York section is growing daily.

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