New York's state court system has been slowly opening back up, but it has yet to allow the filing of new "non-essential" cases.
Today, the New York court system announced that state courts will begin accepting the electronic filing of new complaints in counties including New York City, beginning on Monday May 25. Even though this coming Monday is a holiday, we expect a slew of new cases to be filed then and during the week that follows.
As the announcement explained: "This expanded use of NYSCEF will permit a significant broadening of civil litigation in a manner that continues to ensure the highest measure of health and safety to judges, court personnel and the public."
Next week should be an interesting one for litigants with ties to New York City.