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Defending Out Of NY State Clients

Out-of-State Litigation Expertise in NY

Experienced Lawyers that Understand Complex Out-of-State Litigation Cases

Out-of-state companies that are sued in New York state face a number of challenges, not the least of which is the possibility of a trial in a remote jurisdiction.

 At Hacker Murphy, our attorneys regularly defend out-of-state companies in litigation involving transactions in New York State. From our offices near the State Capitol in Albany, we represent corporate clients throughout the United States, often serving as co-counsel with the firm’s attorneys. We typically take two approaches when defending out-of-state clients:

  • Defending the case on its merits
  • Using jurisdictional defenses to have the case dismissed

Using Jurisdictional Defenses in New York Litigation

To drag an out-of-state company into a New York courtroom, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant has a relationship or contact with New York. Our attorneys are highly experienced at using jurisdictional defenses to have cases dismissed early by showing that the New York court lacks jurisdiction.

Dismissing a case from New York jurisdiction may not dispose of the entire case. However, if the other side wants to sue you, it will have to go to your state, which can be both costly and cumbersome for it to do. Suddenly, the shoe will be on the other foot. As a practical matter, a jurisdictional ruling often puts an end to commercial litigation.

Protecting You From Nuisance Lawsuits

At Hacker Murphy, our attorneys are known across the Capital District, Upstate New York and statewide as formidable trial lawyers in business and commercial litigation.

Litigation attorney James Hacker is regularly named among the Best Lawyers in America and our experienced attorneys are also consistently listed in Best Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers peer-rated accolades. Our firm has earned an AV Preeminent rating, the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.

Albany Out-of-State Client Lawyers

Our proven and highly-skilled legal team have significant experience mediating, negotiating, settling, and litigating a variety of legal matters, including the following:

Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation with our Upstate New York litigation attorneys. We can meet you at one of our offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. Call us toll-free at 518-284-3183.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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