Faculty Information

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  • Biography

    B.A., Georgetown University  
    J.D., St. John's University School of Law

    Patrick M. Connors is a Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he teaches New York Practice, Legal Ethics, a seminar in Professional Responsibility and Introduction to Civil Procedure. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law where he taught Professional Responsibility from 1991 to 1999. At St. John's Law School, he was an editor of the Law Review and research assistant to Professor Emeritus David D. Siegel.

    Upon graduation from St. John's in 1988, Prof. Connors served as personal law clerk to Judge Richard D. Simons of the New York Court of Appeals until 1991. From 1991 until May of 2000 he was a member of the litigation department at Hancock & Estabrook, LLP, in Syracuse, N.Y.

    Prof. Connors is the author of the McKinney's Practice Commentaries for the New York Lawyers' Code of Professional Responsibility and the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act. He is also the author of the McKinney's Practice Commentaries on CPLR Article 31, Disclosure. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and CPLR Committee. He served on the New York State Attorney Grievance Committee for the Fifth Judicial District from 1997 until 2000. From 1992 through 2003, he was a Reporter for the Committee on New York Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI), the panel of New York State Supreme Court Justices that drafts and oversees the frequent revisions of the standard jury charges in civil cases.

    Prof. Connors is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars on recent developments in New York Practice, professional ethics and legal malpractice. He is also the author of the New York Practice column and the annual Court of Appeals Roundup on New York Civil Practice and Ethics and Professionalism, which are published in the New York Law Journal.

    Curriculum vita

  • Citations

    Note: Cases are arranged chronologically by court; divisions within each court are ignored for these purposes


    Court of Appeals

    1) Edwards v. Erie Coach Lines Co., 17 N.Y.3d 306, 952 N.E.2d 1033, 929 N.Y.S.2d 41, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 05583, N.Y., June 30, 2011.

    2) Gibbs v. St. Barnabas Hospital, 2010 WL 5105037, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 09198, N.Y., December 16, 2010.

    3) Howard S. v. Lillian S., 14 N.Y.3d 431, 928 N.E.2d 399, 902 N.Y.S.2d 17, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 03474, N.Y., April 29, 2010.

    4) People v. Kozlowski, 11 N.Y.3d 223, 898 N.E.2d 891, 869 N.Y.S.2d 848, 2008 WL 4585261, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 07759, N.Y., October 16, 2008.

    5) Arons v. Jutkowitz, 9 N.Y.3d 393, 880 N.E.2d 831, 850 N.Y.S.2d 345, 2007 WL 4163865, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 09309, N.Y., November 27, 2007.

    6) Matter of Stern, 91 N.Y.2d 591, 696 N.E.2d 984, 673 N.Y.S.2d 972, 1998 WL 242612, 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 04553, N.Y., May 14, 1998.

    7) Stortecky v. Mazzone, 85 N.Y.2d 518, 650 N.E.2d 391, 626 N.Y.S.2d 733, 1995 WL 252286, N.Y., May 02, 1995.


    Appellate Division Cases (All Departments)

    1) Am. Heritage Realty LLC v. Strathmore Ins. Co., 2012 WL 6698929, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 09120, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., December 27, 2012.

    2) In re Eddie Gomez v. Fischer, 2012 WL 6049702, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 08374, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., December 6, 2012.

    3) Shields v. Carbone, 99 A.D.3d 1100, 955 N.Y.S.2d 216, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 07026, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., October 18, 2012.

    4) People v. Laurange, 97 A.D.3d 995, 948 N.Y.S.2d 567 (Mem), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 05682, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., July 19, 2012.

    5) Plaza PH2001 LLC v. Plaza Residential Owner LP, 98 A.D.3d 89, 947 N.Y.S.2d 498, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 05119, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 26, 2012.

    6) Zakhidov v. Boulevard Tenants Corp., 96 A.D.3d 737, 945 N.Y.S.2d 756, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 04334, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., June 6, 2012.

    7) Dormer v. Suffolk County Police Benev. Ass’n Inc., 95 A.D.3d 1166, 945 N.Y.S.2d 144, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 03979, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., May 23, 2012.

    8) Fredette v. Town of Southampton, 95 A.D.3d 940, 944 N.Y.S.2d 206, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 03595, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., May 8, 2012.

    9) U.S. Bank N.A. v. GreenPoint Mortg. Funding, Inc., 94 A.D.3d 58, 939 N.Y.S.2d 395, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 01515, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., February 28, 2012.

    10) New York State Div. of Human Rights v. Young Legends, LLC, 90 A.D.3d 1265, 934 N.Y.S.2d 628, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 09060, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., December 15, 2011.

    11) Wagenstein v. Shwarts, 82 A.D.3d 628, 920 N.Y.S.2d 55, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 02445, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., March 29, 2011.

    12) Matter of Duve v. Richards, 81 A.D.3d 1226, 917 N.Y.S.2d 744, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 01395, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., February 24, 2011.

    13) Troy Sand & Gravel Co., Inc. v. Town of Nassau, 2010 WL 5115333, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 09321, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., December 16, 2010.

    14) Kooper v. Kooper, 74 A.D.3d 6, 901 N.Y.S.2d 312, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 04147, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., May 11, 2010.

    15) Welter v. Feigenbaum, 69 A.D.3d 412, 892 N.Y.S.2d 89, 2010 WL 10382, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 00012, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., January 05, 2010.

    16) Osowski v. AMEC Const. Management, Inc., 69 A.D.3d 99, 887 N.Y.S.2d 11, 2009 WL 3200042, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 07208, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., October 08, 2009.

    17) Bumpus v. New York City Transit Authority, 66 A.D.3d 26, 883 N.Y.S.2d 99, 2009 WL 1959484, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 05737, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., July 07, 2009.

    18) 155 West 21st Street, LLC v. McMullan, 61 A.D.3d 497, 877 N.Y.S.2d 56, 2009 WL 1011082, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 02884, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., April 16, 2009.

    19) In re John H., 60 A.D.3d 1168, 876 N.Y.S.2d 169, 2009 WL 614757, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 01740, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., March 12, 2009.

    20) Mauro v. Rosedale Enterprises, 60 A.D.3d 401, 873 N.Y.S.2d 627, 2209 N.Y. Slip. Op. 01518, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., March 3, 2009.

    21) Mahoney v. Turner Const. Co., 61 A.D.3d 101, 872 N.Y.S.2d 433, 2009 WL 88604, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 00137, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., January 15, 2009.

    22) Arts4All, Ltd. v. Hancock, 54 A.D.3d 286, 863 N.Y.S.2d 193, 2008 WL 3896982, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 06673, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., August 26, 2008.

    23) Nasser v. Nasser, 52 A.D.3d 306, 859 N.Y.S.2d 445, 2008 WL 2369354, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 05356, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 12, 2008.

    24) Gradaille v. City of New York, 52 A.D.3d 279, 858 N.Y.S.2d 600, 2008 WL 2344425, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 05326, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 10, 2008.

    25) LaJoy v. State, 48 A.D.3d 1022, 852 N.Y.S.2d 461, 2008 WL 517281, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 01682, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., February 28, 2008.

    26) Weissman v. 20 East 9th Street Corp., 48 A.D.3d 242, 852 N.Y.S.2d 67, 2008 WL 323737, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 01061, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., February 07, 2008.

    27) Crawford v. Liz Claiborne, Inc., 45 A.D.3d 284, 844 N.Y.S.2d 273, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 08301, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., November 1, 2007 (No. 995, 113702/04).

    28) Barnes v. City of New York, 44 A.D.3d 39, 840 N.Y.S.2d 582, 2007 WL 2127855, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 06260, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., July 26, 2007.

    29) Filannino v. Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Auth., 34 A.D.3d 280, 824 N.Y.S.2d 244, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 08169, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., November 14, 2006.

    30) Mann ex rel. Akst v. Cooper Tire Co., 33 A.D.3d 24, 816 N.Y.S.2d 45, 2006 WL 1493248, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 04335, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 01, 2006.

    31) Bustos v. Lenox Hill Hosp., 29 A.D.3d 424, 816 N.Y.S.2d 24, 2006 WL 1348488, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 03983, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 18, 2006.

    32) Velez v. Hunts Point Multi-Service Center, Inc., 29 A.D.3d 104, 811 N.Y.S.2d 5, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 01105, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., February 9, 2006

    33) Pina v. Flik Intern. Corp., 25 A.D.3d 772, 808 N.Y.S.2d 752, 2006 WL 238899, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 00640, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., January 31, 2006.

    34) Gokey v. Decicco, 24 A.D.3d 860, 804 N.Y.S.2d 870, 2005 WL 3211629, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 09176, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., December 01, 2005.

    35) In re Piccillo, 19 A.D.3d 1087, 797 N.Y.S.2d 236, 2005 WL 1377871, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 04810, N.Y.A.D. 4 Dept., June 10, 2005.

    36) In re Kelly, 17 A.D.3d 791, 794 N.Y.S.2d 458, 2005 WL 851146, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 02904, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., April 14, 2005.

    37) In re Moros, 12 A.D.3d 373, 784 N.Y.S.2d 569, 2004 WL 2452685, 2004 N.Y. Slip Op. 07834, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., November 01, 2004.

    38) Estate of Matter of Wallace, 239 A.D.2d 14, 667 N.Y.S.2d 768, 1998 WL 11022, 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 00298, N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., January 15, 1998.

    39) Winston v. Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Bd., 224 A.D.2d 160, 646 N.Y.S.2d 565, 1996 WL 480671, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., August 19, 1996.


    Supreme Court – Appellate Term

    1 Allstate Ins. Co. v. Rasoul, 36 Misc.3d 151(A), 2012 WL 3791293 (Table), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 51679(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup. App. Term, Aug. 30, 2012.

    2) B.Y., M.D., P.C. v. Lancer Insurance Co., 26 Misc.3d 146(A), 907 N.Y.S.2d 435, 2010 WL 1063922, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 50493(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup.App. Term, March 19, 2010 (No. 2009-558NC).  

    3) Axis Chiropractic, PLLC v. GEICO General Ins. Co., 29 Misc.3d 134(A), 2010 WL 4630351, 2010 Slip Op. 51963(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup.App. Term, November 12, 2010 (No. 2009-1735KC).

    4) MIA Acupuncture, P.C. v. Mercury Ins. Co., 894 N.Y.S.2d 321, 26 Misc.3d 39, 2009 WL 4824196, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 29509, N.Y.Sup.App. Term, December 09, 2009.

    Supreme Court

    1) In re New York City Asbestos Litigation, 37 Misc.3d 1232(A), 2012 WL 6554893 (Table), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 52298(U), N.Y.Sup., December 17, 2012.

    2) Nukic v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, 37 Misc.3d 1204(A), 2012 WL 4510539 (Table), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 51873(U), N.Y.Sup., September 28, 2012.

    3) Alba v. NYC Transit Auth., 37 Misc.3d 838, 952 N.Y.S.2d 394, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 22274, N.Y.Sup., September 24, 2012.

    4) Sanchez v. Metro Builders Corp., Unreported Disposition, 36 Misc.3d 1215(A), 954 N.Y.S.2d 761 (Table), 2012 WL 2947776, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 51332(U), N.Y.Sup., July 20, 2012.

    5) Guilfoyle v. Parkash, Unreported Disposition, 36 Misc.3d 1213(A), 954 N.Y.S.2d 759 (Table), 2012 WL 2877625 (N.Y.Sup.), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 51265(U), N.Y.Sup., July 16, 2012.

    6) Murphy v. County of Suffolk, 35 Misc.3d 1239(A), 954 N.Y.S.2d 760 (Table), 2012 WL 2148984, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 51050(U), N.Y.Sup., June 7, 2012.

    7) NCSPLUS Inc., v. WBR Mgmt. Corp., 37 Misc.3d 227, 949 N.Y.S.2d 317, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 22202, N.Y.Sup., May 31, 2012

    8) Gillette v. Sembler, 34 Misc.3d 1220(A), 950 N.Y.S.2d 491 (Table), 2012 WL 373100 (N.Y.Sup.), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 50188(U), N.Y.Sup., February 3, 2012

    9) Gyani v. Great Neck Medical Group, 35 Misc.3d 278, 936 N.Y.S.2d 534, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 22009, N.Y.Sup., January 11, 2012.

    10) United Nimba Citizens Council (UNICCO) v. Dorliae, 33 Misc.3d 1228(A), 943 N.Y.S.2d 795 (Table), 2011 WL 6015800 (N.Y.Sup.), 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 52154(U), N.Y.Sup., December 1, 2011.

    11) Parklex Associates, Ltd. V. Parklex Associates, Inc., 33 Misc.3d 1216(A), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., October 31, 2011 (No. 14514/2006).

    12) Keystone Nazareth Bank & Trust Co. v. Rosenbaum, 32 Misc.3d 1214(A), 2011 WL 2712955, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 51288(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., July 8, 2011 (No. 32097/09).

    13) Dominguez v. Ilan, 31 Misc.3d 1219(A), 929 N.Y.S.2d 199 (Table), 2011 WL 1587738, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 50735(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., April 12, 2011 (No. 116709/06).

    14) Scannapieco v. Scannapieco, 30 Misc.3d 1226(A), 926 N.Y.S.2d 347 (Table), 2011 WL 652750, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 50217(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., February 17, 2011 (No. 201709/10).

    15) Rizzo v. Moseley, 2010 WL 5186636, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 20524, N.Y.Sup., December 21, 2010 (No. 11214/07).

    16) Adams-Thomas v. City of New York, 29 Misc.3d 1227(A), 2010 WL 4860964, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 52049(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., October 29, 2010 (No. 24169-04).

    17) Schreiber v. Schreiber, 29 Misc.3d 171, 904 N.Y.S.2d 886, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 20271, N.Y.Sup., June 25, 2010.

    18) Rosa v. City of New York, 27 Misc.3d 1234(A), 2010 WL 2363338, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 51029(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., May 3, 2010 (No. 113359/05).

    19) James, Hoyer, Newcomer, Smiljanich and Yanchunis, P.A. v. New York, et al., 27 Misc.3d 1223(A), 910 N.Y.S.2d 762, 2010 WL 1949120, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 50863(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., March 31, 2010 (No. 114184/09).

    20) Rodriguez v. Sequoia Property Management Corp., 24 Misc.3d 822, 878 N.Y.S.2d 606, 2009 WL 1272055, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 29194, N.Y.Sup., May 08, 2009.

    21) Theodoli v. 170 East 77TH 1 LLC, 24 Misc.3d 1103, 883 N.Y.S.2d 686, 2009 WL 1332533, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 29207, N.Y.Sup., April 13, 2009.

    22) In re Fleet Nat. Bank, 20 Misc.3d 879, 864 N.Y.S.2d 706, 2008 WL 2626569, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 28246, N.Y.Sup., June 30, 2008.

    23)Business Relocation Services, Inc. v. City of New York, 19 Misc.3d 1114(A), 859 N.Y.S.2d 901, 2008 WL 898934, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 50681(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., April 03, 2008 (No. 9921/06).

    24) Consolidated Sewing Mach. Corp. v. Sanford, 19 Misc.3d 1114(A), 862 N.Y.S.2d 813, 2008 WL 918280, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 50715(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., March 21, 2008 (No. 604384/05).

    25) Helie v. McDermott, Will & Emery, 18 Misc.3d 673, 852 N.Y.S.2d 701, 2007 WL 4438953, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 27523, N.Y.Sup., December 17, 2007.

    26) Laddcap Value Partners, LP v. Lowenstein Sandler P.C., 18 Misc.3d 1130(A), 859 N.Y.S.2d 895, 2007 WL 4901555, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 52538(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., December 05, 2007 (No. 600973-2007).

    27) Morano v. Slattery Skanska, Inc., 18 Misc.3d 464, 846 N.Y.S.2d 881, 2007 WL 4198231, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 27491, N.Y.Sup., November 28, 2007.

    28) Finkelman v. Klaus, 17 Misc.3d 1138(A), 856 N.Y.S.2d 23, 2007 WL 4303538, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 52331(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., November 28, 2007 (No. 5257/05).

    29) Christie's, Inc. v. Zirinsky, 17 Misc.3d 1123(A), 851 N.Y.S.2d 68, 2007 WL 3237539, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 52125(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., August 29, 2007 (No. 602636/05).

    30) Adams v. Rizzo, 13 Misc.3d 1235(A), 831 N.Y.S.2d 351 (Table), 2006 WL 3298303, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 52135(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., November 13, 2006 (No. 04-8469).

    31) Amendolare v. Druz, 12 Misc.3d 1198(A), 824 N.Y.S.2d 767, 2006 WL 2423108, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 51617(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., July 14, 2006 (No. 114785/04).

    32) Fried v. Village of Patchogue, 11 Misc.3d 1068(A), 816 N.Y.S.2d 695, 2006 WL 738909, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 50428(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., March 13, 2006 (No. 20256-2005).

    33) Mora v. Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center of New York, 8 Misc.3d 868, 800 N.Y.S.2d 298, 2005 WL 1458045, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 25238, N.Y.Sup., June 20, 2005.

    34) George Miller Brick Co., Inc. v. Stark Ceramics, Inc., 9 Misc.3d 151, 801 N.Y.S.2d 120, 2005 WL 1364379, 2005-1 Trade Cases P 74, 890, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 25226, N.Y.Sup., May 18, 2005.

    35) Schlosser v. Schlosser, 7 Misc.3d 1012(A), 801 N.Y.S.2d 242, 2005 WL 901805, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 50566(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Sup., April 04, 2005 (No. 114578/2004).

     

    Court of Claims of New York

    1) Hudson v. State, 35 Misc.3d 241, 937 N.Y.S.2d 529, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 21447, N.Y. Ct. Claims, November 28, 2011.

     

    Surrogates Court

    1) Ditomasso v. Plaza Apartments, Inc., 2010 WL 4967914, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 20489, N.Y.Sur., November 22, 2010 (No. 1139/05).

    2) In re Maura, 17 Misc.3d 237, 842 N.Y.S.2d 851, 2007 N.Y. Slip. Op. 27316, N.Y.Sur., June 28, 2007.

    3) In re Pavese, 195 Misc.2d 1, 752 N.Y.S.2d 198, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 22216, N.Y.Sur., May 30, 2002 (No. 319819).

     

    S.D.N.Y.

    1) Republic of Benin v. Mezei, 2010 WL 4739953, S.D.N.Y., November 16, 2010 (No. 06 Civ. 870(JGK)(MHD)).

    2) In re Acevedo, --- B.R. ----, 2010 WL 3633040, Bkrtcy.S.D.N.Y., September 10, 2010 (No. 07-11702(AJG)).

    3) Anwar v. Fairfield Greenwich Ltd., 2010 WL 3022848, S.D.N.Y., July 29, 2010 (No. 09 Civ. 0118(VM)).

    4) In re Balco Equities Ltd., Inc., 345 B.R. 87, 2006 WL 1892598, 46 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 212, Bkrtcy.S.D.N.Y., July 07, 2006 (Bankruptcy No. 04-35777(CGM). Adversary No. 05-9045.

     

    New York City Civil Court

    1) Midland Funding LLC v. Loreto, 34 Misc.3d 1232(A), 950 N.Y.S.2d 492 (Table), 2012 WL 638807, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 50338(U), N.Y. City Civ. Ct., February 23, 2012.

    2) American Express Bank, FSB v. Dalbis, 30 Misc.3d 1235(A), 927 N.Y.S.2d 814 (Table), 2011 WL 873512, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 50366(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y. City Civ. Ct., March 14, 2011 (No. 300082/10).

    3) Andrew Carothers, M.D., P.C. v. Insurance Companies Represented by Bruno, Gerbino & Soriano, LLP and Freiberg & Peck, LLP, 13 Misc.3d 970, 825 N.Y.S.2d 632, 2006 WL 2714429, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 26372, N.Y.City Civ.Ct., September 21, 2006.

    4) Perez v. New York Presbyterian Hosp., 11 Misc.3d 722, 811 N.Y.S.2d 914, 2006 WL 684370, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 26097, N.Y.City Civ.Ct., March 16, 2006.

    5) Heritage East-West v. Chung & Choi, 6 Misc.3d 523, 785 N.Y.S.2d 317, 2004 WL 2672227, 2004 N.Y. Slip Op. 24460, N.Y.City Civ.Ct., November 05, 2004.

     

    NYC District Court

    1) Greenfield v. Scriva, 15 Misc.3d 1131(A), 841 N.Y.S.2d 218, 2007 WL 1309731, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 50928(U), Unreported Disposition, N.Y.Dist.Ct., May 03, 2007 (No. 00701/04).

    2) Vinings Spinal Diagnostic v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 15 Misc.3d 270, 829 N.Y.S.2d 871, 2006 WL 4058217, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 26539, N.Y.Dist.Ct., December 28, 2006.

  • Ethics Video

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    Ethics for New York Practitioners: 2001 Update
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    Professor P​atrick M. Connors, Albany Law School

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  • Lectures and Addresses

    Presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Judges and Law Clerks of the Bronx County Supreme Court at the courthouse on Dec. 6, 2012.

    Does a Lawyer Have a Duty to Ascertain the Extent of the Client's Insurance Coverage? (.pdf)

    Federation of Bar Associations of Fourth Judicial District - New York Practice Presentation at Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, April 2003.

    Fordham University School of Law Sports Law Forum - Sports Agents - Ethical Issues and Regulations - Moderated Panel, March 7, 2003.

    Erie County Bar Association Ethics Presentation, January 2003.

    New York State Court of Appeals - Ethics Presentation to Personal Law Clerks and Court Attorneys, November 2002.

    New York State Bar Association - Update 2002 In Ethics and Professionalism, Fall 2002, live presentations in Albany, New York City and Syracuse.

    Association of Supreme Court Justices Annual Conference - Recent Developments in Tort Law, October 2002.

    Albany Law School - Continuing Legal Education - Summer in Saratoga, August 2002 - Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility.

    Albany Law School - Continuing Legal Education - Alumni Program for Syracuse, NY, April 2002 - New Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program and Written Letter of Engagement.

    Federation of Bar Associations of Fourth Judicial District - New York Practice Presentation at Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, April 2002.

    Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association - Ethics Presentation to Members, April 2002, Syracuse, NY.

    American University School of Law - Presentation on New York Practice, April 2002.

    N.Y. State Commission on Quality of Care Association - Ethics Presentation to Members at Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 2002.

    Albany-Tula Alliance - Presentation on Ethics to Students at three universities in Tula, Russia - March 2002.

    Erie County Bar Association Ethics Presentation, January 2002.

    Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association - Ethics Presentation to Members, October 2001.

    Association of Supreme Court Justices Conference - Recent Developments in Tort Law, October 2001.

    Nassau-Suffolk County Bar Associations - Presentation of New York Practice Lecture, October 2001 (filled in for Prof. Siegel during his illness).

    New York State Bar Association - Basic Federal Civil Practice, Ethics In Federal Courts, Fall 2001, live presentation in Albany.

    New York State Bar Association - Update 2001 In Ethics and Professionalism, Fall 2001, live presentations in Albany, New York City and Syracuse.

    Albany Law School - Summer in Saratoga, August 2001 - Developments in Professional Responsibility.

    New York State Court of Appeals - Ethics Presentation to Personal Law Clerks and Court Attorneys, March 2001.

    Erie County Bar Association Ethics Presentation, January 2001.

    New York Criminal and Civil Courts Bar Association - CLE Presentation on Recent Developments in Ethics, December 2000, New York City.

    Oneida County Bar Association CLE Presentation on Recent Developments in Ethics for Practitioners, November 2000.

    New York State Bar Association - Update 2000 In Ethics and Professionalism, Fall 2000, live presentations in Syracuse and New York City.

    New York State Bar Association's Public Utility Law Presentation, Ethical Issues Faced By Public Utility Lawyers, October 2000, Albany.

    Albany Law School Continuing Legal Education - Ethics Presentation for Homecoming, October 2000.

Bo​oks

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Publications

  • 252 (no. 38) New York Law Journal (Lead Article to Special Section on Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice) S2

  • 252 (no. 13) New York Law Journal

  • Impact of Supreme Court Decisions on New York Practice, New York Law Journal (June 18, 2014)

  • 251 (no. 116) New York Law Journal

  • January 2013, July 2013, January 2014 and July 2014 Supplements to Siegel, New York Practice (5th Ed. 2011; West; also available on Westlaw)

  • SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!, 251 (no. 14) New York Law Journal (January 22, 2014)

  • 2013 Supplementary Practice Commentaries, CPLR Article22, Stay, Motions, Orders and Mandates; CPLR Article 23, Subpoenas, CPLR Oaths and Affirmations; CPLR Article 30, Remedies and Pleadings, CPLR Article 31: Disclosure, McKINNEY’S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK (also available on Westlaw).

  • 2013 Supplementary Practice Commentaries on New York Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act, Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 MCKINNEY’S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK (also available on Westlaw).

  • The CPLR Turns 50! Taking Stock of Good, Bad and Ugly, N.Y.L.J., Sept. 11, 2013, at 3, col. 1.

  • Notable Opinions Include Application of CPLR in Contract Disputes, N.Y.L.J., Aug. 26, 2013, S2 (Lead Article to NYLJ Special Section on Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice)

  • New York Practice (5th ed), July 2013 Supplement (West)January 2013, July 2013, January 2014 and July 2014 Supplements to Siegel, New York Practice (5th Ed. 2011; West; also available on Westlaw)

  • Timing of Expert Disclosure in Context of Summary Judgement Motions, New York Law Journal (May 20, 2013)PubArticleNY.jsp

  • Can Comparative Fault Stop the Train Known as Summary Judgment?, New York Law Journal (January 16, 2013)

  • 'Just One More Thing': Supplemental Submissions on Summary Judgment, 248 (no. 54) New York Law Journal (September 17, 2012)

  • Tackling the Interplay of the Web and the Long-Arm Statute, Among Other Issues, New York Law Journal (Aug. 27, 2012)

  • Death by Procedure: Lapses Could Deal Fatal Blow to Claims, Defenses, 247 (no.97) New York Law Journal (May 21, 2012)

  • Disclosure of Electronically Stored Information From a Nonparty, 247 (no.14) New York Law Journal (January 23, 2012)

  • Disclosure of Electronically Stored Information From a Nonparty, 247 (no.14) New York Law Journal (January 23, 2012)papers.cfm

  • Disclosure of Information on Social Networking Websites, 246 New York Law Journal 3, (September 20, 2011)papers.cfm

  • Two Informative Opinions on "Forgiveness" Statute, Among Other Rulings from the New York Court of Appeals, 246 New York Law Journal: Special Section: Court of Appeals the Year in Review (August 22, 2011)papers.cfm

  • Inadvertent Disclosure: Rules Of Professional Conduct vs. Procedure, 245 (no.11) New York Law Journal (January 18, 2011)papers.cfm

  • CPLR 3216 Conditional Orders Requiring Disclosure 'Can't Get No Respect', 73 Albany Law Review 853 (2010)papers.cfm

  • Practice Commentaries, Article 22, Stay, Motions, Orders and Mandates; Article 23, Subpoenas, Oaths and Affirmations; and Article 30, Remedies and Pleading, MCKINNEY'S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters) (October 2010)

  • A Second Bite at the Apple Under CPLR 205(a) Extension, 244 (no.56) New York Law Journal (September 20, 2010)papers.cfm

  • Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: Uniform Rule 202.48, 243 (no.93) New York Law Journal (May 17, 2010)papers.cfm

  • New Laws After Fasso Leave Health Insurer Out in the Cold, 243 (no.18) New York Law Journal (January 28, 2010)

  • The King of New York Practice, 72 Albany Law Review 447 (2009)

  • Which Party Pays the Costs of Document Disclosure?, 29 Pace Law Review 441 (2009) papers.cfm

  • Unresolved Issues Over Disclosure of Settlement Agreements, 242 (no.57) New York Law Journal (September 21, 2009)

  • Decisions Include Negligence, Enforcement of Judgments, Fee Splitting, 242 (no.43) New York Law Journal (Special Section: Court of Appeals the Year in Review) S2 (August 31, 2009)

  • Case Law on CPLR 3101 (d) (1) (i), Expert Disclosure, Is in Shambles, 241 (no.12) New York Law Journal (January 20, 2009)

  • Issues Remain for Lawyers Not Complying With Part 1215, 240 (no. 53) New York Law Journal (September 15, 2008)

  • Court Was Rich With CPLR and Practice Questions, 240 (no. 44)l (Special Section: Court of Appeals the Year in New York Law Journa Review) S2 (September 2, 2008)

  • The Golden Age of Personal Jurisdiction, 239 (no. 96) New York Law Journal 3 (May 19, 2008)

  • The Desert Island Disciplinary Rule 239 (no.15) New York Law Journal 3 (January 23, 2008)

  • Cases Appear to Depart from Court of Appeals' 'Andrea,' 238 (no. 54) New York Law Journal 3 (September 17, 2007)

  • Expansion of Precedents; Legislature Weighs In, 238 (no. 49) New York Law Journal (Special Section: Court of Appeals the Year in Review) S2 (September 10, 2007)

  • New York Practice: Appellate Division Is Confronted With HIPAA, 237 (no. 11) New York Law Journal 3 (January 17, 2007)

  • New York Practice: Perfect Information, Internet Filing and Public Review, 236 (no. 97) New York Law Journal 3 (November 20, 2006) (with T. Gleason)

  • CPLR 3212(a)'s Timing Requirement for Summary Judgment Motions: Ona Brill's Stroll Through Brooklyn and the Dramatic Effect it Has Had on New York State's Civil Practice, 71 Brooklyn Law Review 1529 (2006)

  • Uniform Rules for Conduct of Depositions, 236 (no. 54) New York Law Journal 3 (September 18, 2006) (with T. Gleason)

  • Continued Warning Signs On Adhering to Deadlines, 236 (no. 49) New York Law Journal (Special Section: Court of Appeals the Year in Review) S2 (September 11, 2006)

  • The Settlement 'Game Theory,' 236 (no. 10) New York Law Journal 3 (July 17, 2006) (with T. Gleason)

  • The Two Sides of Inadvertent Disclosure, 235 (no. 93) New York Law Journal 3 (May 15, 2006) (with T. Gleason)

  • The Need for Broader Declaratory Relief Under CPLR 3001, 235 (no. 53) New York Law Journal 3 (March 29, 2006) (with T. Gleason)

  • Problems at the Starting Gate, 235 (no. 8) New York Law Journal 3 (January 12, 2006) (with T. Gleason)

  • Annual Supplementary Practice Commentaries, CPLR Article 31: Disclosure, MCKINNEY'S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK, Book 7B (West, 2005-continuing)

  • Search Engine Technology "Overrules" Expert-Witness Laws, 234 (no. 98) New York Law Journal 3 (November 21, 2005) (with T. Gleason)

  • Representing a Recalcitrant Client Who Has Lied During Disclosure, 234 (no. 55) New York Law Journal 3 (September 19, 2005) (with T. Gleason)

  • Confronting Dilemma on Potential Client Perjury, 234 (no. 50) New York Law Journal (Special Section: Court of Appeals the Year in Review) S9 (September 12, 2005)

  • E-Discovery; Problems with Computer Hard-Drive "Clones," 234 (no. 11) New York Law Journal 3 (July 18, 2005) (with T. Gleason)

  • The 120-Day Deadline is Final, Usually: Rulings Define "Good Cause" for those Daredevil Attorneys Who Wait Too Long to Move for Summary Judgment, 233 (no. 112) New York Law Journal 9 (Special Section of New York Civil Practice) (June 13, 2005) (with J. Higgitt)

  • Let's Go to the Videotape!, 233 (no. 97) New York Law Journal 3 (May 20, 2005) (with T. Gleason)

  • The Common Law and Collateral Sources, 233 (no. 53) New York Law Journal 3 (March 21, 2005) (with T. Gleason)

  • Court of Appeals Revisits "Grave Injury" Issue, 233 (no. 3) New York Law Journal 3 (January 21, 2005) (with T. Gleason)

  • Annual Supplementary Practice Commentaries on New York Code of Professional Responsibility, Canons 1, 3, and 4, MCKINNEY'S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK (West, 2004-continuing)

  • The Volume Problem of E-Discovery, 232 (no. 95) New York Law Journal 3 (November 16, 2004) (with T. Gleason)

  • Revision Author, Article 75: Arbitration in NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE: CPLR, 2nd ed. (Weinstein, Korn and Miller) (Matthew Bender, 2004)

  • Conflict From Lawyer's Testimony Explored, 232 (no. 47) New York Law Journal (Special Section of New York Civil Practice) S10 (Sept. 7, 2004)

  • Reporter: NEW YORK PATTERN JURY INSTRUCTIONS-CIVIL, 3rd ed., Volume 1, (West Group) 1993-2004 eds.)

  • Revision Author, Article 20: Mistakes, Defects, Irregularities and Extensions of Time in NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE: CPLR, 2nd ed. (Weinstein, Korn and Miller) (Matthew Bender, 2004)

  • Revision Author, Article 21: Papers in NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE: CPLR, 2nd ed. (Weinstein, Korn and Miller) (Matthew Bender, 2004)

  • Revision Author, Article 72: Recovery of Penalty or Forfeitures in NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE: CPLR, 2nd ed. (Weinstein, Korn and Miller) (Matthew Bender, 2004)

  • Revision Author, Article 31: Disclosure in NEW YORK CIVIL PRACTICE: CPLR, 2nd ed. (Weinstein, Korn and Miller) (Matthew Bender, 2003)

  • Twists and Turns in Conflict of Interest Area, 230 (no. 44) New York Law Journal (Special Section on New York Court of Appeals) S9 (September 2, 2003)

  • Lawyers' Rights, Not Duties, Considered, 28 (no. 67) New York Law Journal (Special Section on New York Court of Appeals) S8 (2002)

  • Outside Counsel, New Written Letter of Engagement Rules, 227 (no. 41) New York Law Journal 1 (March 4, 2002)

  • Rulings Provide Instruction in Varied Situations, 226 (no. 64) New York Law Journal (Special Section on New York Court of Appeals) S12 (October 1, 2001)

  • Legal Ethics - Practical Considerations, in NAVIGATING THROUGH THE NEW YORK STATE & FEDERAL COURTS 2000: UNDERSTANDING THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (New York, Practising Law Institute, 2000)

  • Professional Responsibility, 1998-1999 Survey of New York Law, 50 Syracuse Law Review 827 (2000)

  • Professional Responsibility, 1997-1998 Survey of New York Law, 49 Syracuse Law Review 679 (1999)

  • Professional Responsibility, 1996-1997 Survey of New York Law, 48 Syracuse Law Review 793 (1998)

  • Professional Responsibility, 1995-1996 Survey of New York Law, 47 Syracuse Law Review 655 (1997)

  • Annual Supplementary Practice Commentaries on New York Surrogate's Court Procedure Act, Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 MCKINNEY'S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK (West, 1994-continuing)

  • Practice Commentaries on New York Surrogate's Court Procedure Act, Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 in MCKINNEY'S CONSOLIDATED LAWS (1994) (with David D. Siegel)

  • Torts, 1992 Survey of New York Law, 44 Syracuse Law Review 547 (1993)

Forthcoming Publications

Selected Achievements

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented on NYRA Re-Organization: Rounding the Far Turn at the 2014 Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented the New York Civil Practice and Ethics Update to the NYSBA Trial Lawyer's section at the Annual Summer meeting in Sonoma, Calif.
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Practice Update to the Onondaga County Bar Association in Syacuse, N.Y., on June 20, 2014.

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented the New York Practice update to the Onondaga County Bar Association.

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Practice Update to the Rockland County Bar Association in New City, NY on May 2, 2014.

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Ethics Update to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its annual meeting in Montreal, Canada on April 26, 2014.  

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a presentation on Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions Addressing Personal Jurisdiction at Touro Law Center's Faculty Colloquium, Central Islip, NY on April 2, 2014.

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York State Court of Claims Annual Law Clerks Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY on March 6, 2014.

  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Bridge the Gap 2014 Program at the Association's Annual Meeting in New York City on January 31, 2014.

  • Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers Association - Presented a program on recent developments in New York Ethics, Mineola, NY on December 5, 2013.

  • Professor Patrick Connors moderated a Fan Forum of the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council at Saratoga Raceway and Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 24, 2013.

     

     

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update for the Albany Law School Reunion on Oct. 5, 2013. He also presented a New York Civil Practice and Ethics Update to the Suffolk County Bar Association on Oct. 7, 2013; a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York City Managing Attorneys’ and Clerks’ Association at the law offices of O’Melveny Meyers in New York City on Oct. 18, 2013. Professor Connors moderated a program presented by the Federal Judicial Council Advisory Committee entitled “Which Court? State or Federal and Why?/Selecting Your Jurisdiction” at the Federal District Courthouse in Albany, New York on Oct. 22, 2013, and delivered a New York Practice Update to the Broome County Bar Association on Oct. 23, 2013.

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update at the Annual New York Court of Claims Judges' Association Meeting in Cooperstown on Sept. 27, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors gave a presentation on the activities of the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council at the New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees Meeting held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 2013.

    On Aug. 16, Professor Connors delivered an Ethics Update to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its Summer Meeting in Saratoga Springs.

    On Aug. 9, he delivered an Ethics Update ofr the Albany Law School CLE in Saratoga Series.
  • Professor Patrick Connors delivered a New York Civil Practice Update and an Ethics Update to the New York State Bar Association's Trial Lawyers Section at its Annual Summer Meeting in Killarney, Ireland, on July 30, 2013.

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Practice Update to the Onondaga County Bar Association in Syracuse, N.Y., on June 21, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors has taken over the authorship of Professor David Siegel's treatise, New York Practice (5th. ed 2011 West). It had been authored by Professor Siegel since the first edition in 1978. The July 2013 Pocket Part, which includes major developments in New York civil procedure through the winter of 2013, is expected to be published shortly.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Practice Update to the Rockland County Bar Association in New City on May 30, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association on May 9, 2013, in Albany.

    Professor Connors also moderated a program entitled “Third-Party Litigation Funding: Boon or Bane?” at the Spring Meeting of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association on May 4, 2013, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Professor Patrick Connors and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law David Siegel presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Justices and law clerks of the Appellate Division, Third Department, and the law clerks of the New York Court of Appeals, on May 3, 2013. 
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District at its annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, on April 27, 2013. The meeting was attended by Appellate and Trial Court Justices and lawyers within the 11 counties that comprise New York’s Fourth Judicial District.

    Professor Connors also appeared on the ethics portion of a New York State Bar Association webcast program entitled “Reasonable, Ethical and Defensible E-Discovery – A Practical Approach” conducted at the offices of Latham and Watkins in New York City on April 11, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors' committee, the New York State Racing Fan Advisory Council, submitted its 2012 Report and Recommendations in an effort to help ensure the state's ongoing prominence in the racing industry.
  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a program on recent developments in New York ethics to the Chaminade High School Alumni Lawyers Association in Mineola, N.Y., on Dec. 13.

  • Professor Patrick Connors and John R. Higgitt '01, Principal Court Attorney to the Administrative Judge of Bronx County, presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Judges and Law Clerks of the Bronx County Supreme Court at the courthouse on Dec. 6, 2012.

  • Professor Patrick Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the New York City Managing Attorneys and Clerks at the law offices of Sidley Austin LLP in New York City on Oct. 19. ​

    On Oct. 5, hr presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Judges of the New York Court of Claims at the Annual Court of Claims Judges’ Association Meeting in Cooperstown, N.Y.​

    On Oct. 3, Professor Connors presented a New York Civil Practice Update to the Suffolk Academy of Law in Hauppauge, N.Y.

  • Professor Patrick Connors, who chairs New York State’s Racing Fan Advisory Council, appeared on Capital OTB Network’s Track Facts program on Aug. 26 to discuss the Council’s work. 

    On August 30, he chaired a Q&A session that the Council hosted for racing fans at Saratoga Race Course.​

    He also presented a New York Civil Practice Update at Albany Law School’s CLE in Saratoga Program in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Aug. 10.​

In the News

  • Professor Patrick Connors was interviewed for the article "NYRA turns it around" in the Schenectady, N.Y., Daily Gazette on July 13, 2014.
  • Patrick Connors, a professor of law at Albany Law School who is the chairman of the Racing Fan Advisory Council, suggested that the commission appoint a group to study New York takeout rates “to see if that would have an impact on business.”

    From the article "More transparency sought from New York stewards" in the Daily Racing Form on May 27, 2014.
  • Professor Patrick Connors was quoted in the article "Legislators Hire Counsel to Guide Response to Potential Ethics Probe" in the New York Law Journal on Sept. 20, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors authored the article "Timing of Expert Disclosure in Context of Summary Judgment Motions" for the New York Law Journal on May 20, 2013.
  • Professor Patrick Connors authored the article "Death by Procedure: Lapses Could Deal Fatal Blow to Claims, Defenses" for the New York Law Journal on May 21.