August 7, 2017 News

David Saxe and Danielle Lesser Author Article Proposing Broader Use of Special Masters in Complex Commercial Litigation

August 7, 2017 - The Hon. David B. Saxe, (ret.) and Danielle C. Lesser authored the article “Broader Use of Special Masters: A Proposal,” that appeared in the New York Law Journal on August 4, 2017.  The article proposes that New York State civil practice adopt a special master rule, especially in matters involving complex commercial litigation, similar to the federal rule where federal judges have the authority to appoint a special master, without the parties' consent, to be paid by the parties, to "address pretrial and posttrial matters that cannot be effectively and timely addressed by an available district judge or magistrate judge of the district."