Supreme Court - Kings County
Civil Term Part 70
360 Adams Street, Room 438
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 401-9236 - Courtroom
(347) 401-9428 - Chambers
(212) 295-4887 - Facsimile
Principal Law Clerk: Raymi Ramseur, Esq. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Law Clerk: Natasha Delille (email@example.com)
Part Clerk: Danishia Davis
Civil Term - Part 70
All inquiries as to case or calendar status should, in the first instance, be made to the Motion Support Office at (347) 401-9249 and then to the Part Clerk. Ex-Parte communication with Chambers by phone or otherwise is not permitted.
All inquiries regarding discovery or discovery motions are to be directed to the Intake Part or the Centralized Compliance Part, as applicable.
- All motions require appearances and oral arguments. There are no exceptions.
- Part 70 motions are heard on Wednesdays in Room 438. The first calendar call is at 10:00 A.M. promptly. The second call is at 10:45 A.M. promptly. Judge Toussaint is on the bench for both calendar calls. Motions that have not been previously adjourned or appropriately answered on the call, may be marked off, or a default may be entered, as appropriate. Counsels are advised that if a motion has been marked ready on the second call and no one appears to argue the motion when it is called to be heard, a default may be taken against the party that answered ready and then failed to appear, or the motion may be denied.
- A working copy of all e-filed papers must be delivered to either the Courtroom or to Chambers, at least one week prior to the return date of the motion. Working copies WILL NOT be accepted in the courtroom on the return date.
- All papers filed with the Court and all working copies must be properly bound and must contain exhibit tabs.
- Motion papers, answering affidavits and reply affidavits must be served on adversaries as per CPLR 2214.
- Motions may be adjourned twice upon consent of the parties or upon application to the Court. No adjournments will be granted via telephone. A confirmation, in stipulation form, is to be faxed to chambers at 212-295-4887, or emailed to the Judge’s law clerks at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Any further adjournments must be made upon application to the Court for good cause.
- Summary judgment motions must be made within sixty (60) days of the filing of the Note of Issue.
- Proposed orders to show cause must be brought to the Ex Parte Motion Support Office prior to submission to the part. Fees, as required by law, must be paid to the County Clerk prior to submission.
- Marked Pleadings. Prior to trial, counsel shall furnish to the Court marked pleadings pursuant to CPLR Section 4012.
- Exhibits. Counsel shall pre-mark all exhibits in the order which they intend to introduce them at trial. A list of the exhibits shall be provided to the Court prior to trial. Plaintiffs will number their exhibits and defendants will letter their exhibits. On the day of trial, the exhibits and the list will be given to the Part Clerk who will officially mark them before trial.
- Witnesses. Prior to trial, Counsel shall provide to the court a list of potential witnesses in the order in which they intend to call them at trial, including expert witnesses, their expertise, including a summary of expected trial testimony, and any interpreters needed.
- Motions in Limine. Any potential evidentiary question, procedural or substantive law matter not previously adjudicated shall be brought to the Court's attention and addressed prior to trial by way of a written or oral motion in limine. A written memorandum of law(no more than two pages) with citations to the Official Reports is strongly encouraged; citations and copies of relevant court decisions and statutes should be furnished to the Court prior to commencement of plaintiff's case and when otherwise requested by the Court.
- Depositions. Copies of depositions intended to be used at trial should be furnished to the Court at the commencement of the trial.
- Proposed Jury Charges and Verdict Sheets. All proposed jury charges and proposed verdict sheets shall be submitted to the Court in typed form no later than the close of plaintiff's case.
Infant Compromise Hearings
All hearings are scheduled by the Court.