John L.A. Lyddane, Continuing Legal Education “The Death of a Party to Litigation”

The death of a party to litigation stays all proceedings automatically whether or not the attorneys know of the party’s death. 

Any proceedings in the case following the death of a party but before the party’s personal representative is substituted are legally null and void.  The purpose of this program is to acquaint counsel with the pitfalls which are presented to the litigation by the death of any party, plaintiff or defendant.