Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New boilerplate for all civil litigation?

In an interesting decision today (Sinai v. Saltz) from 2/7, this paragraph jumped out at me as something that could apply in many, many cases...

"In reversing the trial court’s order, we do not intend to signal our approval of the manner in which this litigation has been conducted. It has gone on far too long. It has consumed far too much of the judicial system’s limited resources. Gamesmanship appears too often to take precedence over reasonable efforts to resolve procedural disputes and to address the merits of the remaining controversy. Civility and courtesy are absent. Strong oversight by the trial court is obviously necessary."