Currently, the appellate division must decide an enormous number of appeals every year.7 In light of this caseload crisis, New York must reevaluate its generous approach to interlocutory appeals.8 This Comment discusses how the appellate division can deal most efficiently with interlocutory appeals. Part II describes the history of interlocutory appeals in New York, since the creation of the appellate division. Part III explains how other jurisdictions treat interlocutory appeals. Part IV presents the current caseload crisis in the appellate division. Part V describes the controversy over unlimited interlocutory appealability. Part VI evaluates how New York can streamline its approach without sacrificing the appellate division's ability to supervise the lower courts. Part VII suggests that a modified "single justice" approach is the fairest and most efficient solution. Part VIII concludes that the legislators must take measures to streamline New York's approach to interlocutory appeals.
Recommended CitationDavid Scheffel, Interlocutory Appeals in New York-Time Has Come for a More Efficient Approach, 16 Pace L. Rev. 607 (1996)
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