The following notice was sent to all parties scheduled to appear for oral argument during the Court's May term.

As you are likely aware, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the court system has postponed all non-essential functions of the courts until further notice.  Information about the Court’s procedures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak is on the Court’s website:

You have a matter that was scheduled to be heard on the Court’s May term calendar.  Please be advised that all matters scheduled for the May 2020 term have been adjourned and will be re-calendared for a later term.  You will be notified of the new calendar date for your matter as soon as possible.

If you believe that your matter is urgent and cannot be adjourned, you must notify the Court in writing, on notice to all parties, no later than April 9, 2020 to request that the Court consider your matter on an expedited basis.  Please send that notification to, and indicate the urgent nature of the request. 

For more information about COVID-19 and the precautions you can take to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, please visit the New York State Department of Health website at, or contact the Department of Health's Coronavirus Hotline at 888-364-3065.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we deal with this public health threat.

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