Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure | New York Commercial Litigation Insider
Vincent Chang, AABANY member, past president and Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, was quoted in a New York Commercial Litigation Insider article entitled “Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure.” Congratulations, Vince!
Vincent Chang, a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsche and chair of the Federal Courts Committee at New York County Lawyers’ Association, agrees that cost is a huge issue for parties.
“There’s a concern in both state and federal courts that litigation is too costly and that a lot of cases that don’t have a huge amount at stake can’t be litigated fully and completely because of the cost and burden of litigation and e-discovery,” he said.
Moreover, Chang, who is not a member of the advisory council but has read the proposed rule, said the amendment offers “a creative solution” to parties who are drafting contracts and don’t want to upset the cooperative spirit.
“Because they avoid the topic [of dispute litigation procedures], often the clauses that appear in contracts are not well-drafted. Sometimes they’re ambiguous, sometimes they don’t cover as many situations as they should,” Chang said. “This regime would impose a very specific dispute resolution procedure and would avoid a lot of controversy about what the clause means.”