|Judge Arthur L. Zulick|
However, Judge Zulick found that allowing the case to proceed through discovery in a consolidated fashion would save judicial resources and avoid unnecessary delay and expenses to the parties. Accordingly, Judge Zulick ruled in favor of consolidation and noted that his “decision is without prejudice to any party bringing an appropriate Motion to Sever or Bifurcate after discovery is complete and the case is ready to proceed to trial.”
This is the only reported decision I have come across to date out of Monroe County. If anyone is in possession of any other cases out of that county, or any other county that has not yet been reported here on Tort Talk, I would appreciate it if you could please let me know and provide me with a copy of the decision. In this way, we can all work together to stay apprised as to the lastest status of the decisions on these novel Post-Koken issues.
Anyone desiring a copy of this decision of Cocuzza v. Castro may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.