John P. Scordo


Articles:

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2010
    Mr. Scordo has practiced for many years in the area of commercial litigation in state and federal courts. His experience includes the handling of complex litigation. He is based in his firm's New Jersey office.
  • Monday, April 5, 2010
    Mr. Marchetta practices exclusively in the area of civil trial law. He was a lead trial counsel for W.R. Grace and GAF Corporation in their asbestos litigation and served as national coordinating counsel for a number of major corporations. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts around the country, as well as handled all appellate work...
  • Friday, August 1, 2008
    In light of the well-publicized losses of customer data in the retail and banking industries, it should come as no surprise that insurance addressing this risk is already a rapidly growing niche market and is expected to become a major product for the insurance industry in the future. Loss of property in the form of data has been an inconvenience faced by...
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    As technology advances, the need for discovery of electronic communications and information increases and raises questions concerning the proper form of production for electronically stored information (ESI). The December 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were designed to facilitate early communication regarding the production...
  • Friday, June 1, 2007
    "Bad faith" claims are often plead by insureds in coverage cases. However, both carriers and insureds should be aware of some of the difficult issues raised in litigating such claims. First, the standard utilized by the New Jersey courts to determine if "bad faith" exists, i.e. whether the claim was "fairly debatable," can set a very high burden for...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Does an arbitrator have the authority to issue a subpoena to a third party during the discovery phase of arbitration?
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2005
    Editor: Mr. Scordo, would you tell our readers something about your professional experience. Scordo: I joined Pitney Hardin in 1989 following a clerkship in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, and I have been here ever since. I was made Counsel in 1999 and a Partner in 2003. My practice is primarily in commercial litigation and insurance....
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The Southern District of New York has been setting standards for electronic discovery since the first Zubulake decision in 2003. In its most recent decision, the court has tackled one of the most difficult issues in electronic discovery: the duty to preserve backup tapes.
  • Sunday, February 1, 2004
    Burden v. Probative Value Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 grants courts the discretionary authority to balance the burden that a discovery request will have on the producing party against the likely probative value of the material sought. Courts recognize that judicial authority to limit discovery to protect the producing party from undue burden or...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2004
    Part II of this Article, appearing in the February 2004 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, will examine cost shifting, burden vs. probative value, and file preservation.Today, almost every corporation conducts a majority of its business in some form of electronic medium. Technology has become integral to the inner workings of every large...