Diana Uhimov, May 15, 2014. Starting on June 2, 2014, businesses will have the option to choose an accelerated procedure for dispute resolution in New York’s Commercial Division. The new rule, Rule 9 of section 202.70(g) of the Rules of Practice for the Commercial Division, authorizes the court to apply the accelerated adjudication procedures with the parties’ express consent in writing. ¬†While new Rule 9 provides a prompt and efficient alternative to the choice between arbitration and prolonged litigation, it also curtails the scope of discovery and time…

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