The Cook Group Prevails in New York Court of Appeals

On September 9, 2021, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, sided with The Cook Group in refusing to grant Lipsitz & Ponterio’s Motion for Leave in three collective appeals: Brenon, Schreiber, and Henderson. The Cook Group was originally successful in...

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Apex Doctrine

On August 26, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order, on its own motion, amending the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure by adopting new Rule of Civil Procedure 1.280(h) and codifying the “apex” doctrine in the corporate context. See In re Amendment to Florida...

Florida Conducts First Socially Distanced Trials

During the month of July, jury trials “resumed” in both state and federal courts in Florida, albeit with several restrictions. Florida’s first civil jury trial, People’s Trust Insurance Company vs. Yusem Corchero et al., was part of a voluntary pilot program that...