Moriches, NY asked in Civil Litigation for New York

Q: What does it mean when your case is assigned to calander control part justice

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Matthew Parham
Matthew Parham
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Generally it doesn't mean anything. It means no specific judge has been assigned to the case. Whether one will be in the future depends on the case posture. You should still attend any pending court appearance and meet any pending deadline such as for a motion.

I assume you saw this on one of the online docket check sites operated by the New York court system, such as WebCivil Local. Courts on WebCivil Local will often put in the system calendar control deadlines, which are not dates when you have to appear or do anything but rather are just dates when the clerk's office is going to look at the file to see if anything has happened. No judge is actually assigned, so they put something to the effect of Calendar Control as the assigned judge in the database. I haven't seen this on WebCivil Supreme, because cases in Supreme and County Court are not input into that system at all until after a judge has been assigned to the case. The only exception might be where there is an appeal from a lower court to County Court, in some counties a judge isn't assigned until briefing is completed, so for some period of time there will be no specific assigned judge listed.

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