Endicott, NY asked in Products Liability for New York

Q: Hello, My late mom has a lawsuit pending about injuries she received by a product. there was a conference held,

It was held on the record. The Judge, the Court reporter, my mom and myself and the defense attorney was present.

I requested a copy of the transcript. I asked the Judge's assistant, who took the notes.

She said she had to let the defense attorney know that I was requesting a copy of the transcript. WHY would the defense attorney need to know that I wanted a copy ?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: The opposition is entitled to know about all requests and filings. They may also want a copy of the transcript. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: With a court reporter present, it is considered the correct or usual customary procedure to advise all parties that one has ordered a transcript of the proceedings. That may simply be the case where a court reporter in this jurisdiction is able to allow all parties to order the same transcript copy. There's nothing unusual about that and in fact there may be a local rule on this procedure. I suppose you would want to know if the opposing party ordered a transcript of a different court hearing.

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