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Bronx County Commercial Division Begins its Inaugural Term on September 3, 2019

At her annual State of the Judiciary speech held on February 26, 2019 at Bronx County Supreme Court, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced that the Commercial Division will be expanding to Bronx County, effective April 1, 2019.[1]  On August 4, 2019, the Bronx County Supreme Court designated the Honorable Eddie McShan, who is a Supreme Court Justice from Bronx County, as the Commercial Division Justice presiding over the newly-created Part 32[2] beginning September 3, 2019.[3]  The Honorable Kenneth L. Thompson will handle the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) component.

As with other Commercial Division courts, Bronx County will follow the Rules of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court.[4] The monetary threshold for commercial cases filed in Bronx County is $75,000.

 

[2] Justice McShan will temporarily hold a dual-assignment and continue to preside over his former Supreme Court docket in Part 18 until January 25, 2020. 

[3] Commercial Division, N.Y. St. Unified Ct. Sys.,

http://ww2.nycourts.gov/COURTS/12jd/BRONX/Civil/filingrules.shtml#CommercialDivisionPatricia Kane, Court Notes, New York Law Journal, Aug. 04, 2019, https://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/documents/389/7593/cn_bx_comdiv.pdf

[4] N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 22, § 202.70