This piece summarizes several significant civil procedure decisions handed down by the New York Court of Appeals during its 2021-22 term. The number of appeals disposed of by the Court of Appeals during the term was relatively small, but the percentage of decisions devoted to civil procedure was thankfully high.
Given our space limitations, we have addressed these decisions in a somewhat abbreviated manner. There are frequent citations in this piece to David D. Siegel & Patrick M. Connors, New York Practice (Thomson, 6th ed. 2018), where readers can find background on the civil practice issues presented in these cases. The treatise is supplemented biannually (most recently in July) and contains further discussion of the decisions reported below, and others that wound up on the cutting-room floor.