Monthly Archives: December 2015

Constructing A Template For “Deconstructive Testing”

In addition to skillfully managing the time-consuming Compliance Part and energetically piloting the challenging Settlement Part in Supreme Court, Westchester County, Justice Joan Lefkowitz also regularly and routinely finds time to write meticulous decisions on complicated legal matters.[1]  Two recent (and representative) examples follow:

In Fischer v. Pollack, 2015 NY Slip Op 51427(U) (October 2, 2015), a construction litigation, Justice Lefkowitz was called upon to determine whether or not the Court should grant motions “for orders directing destructive testing of metal and concrete support columns” and applications for protective orders against such relief – which adjudication required the review, analysis and determination of a vast sub-set of factual and legal issues.

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