NY Governor Suspends Statute of Limitations

New York State Governor Suspends Statute of Limitations

By John. A Risi.

Update

While all regions of New York State are in different phases of the re-opening process, as new COVID-19 cases largely remain at their lowest levels in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to take a more cautious approach to re-opening, which can be seen in his most recent Executive Order.  The Order (202.48), continues to toll New York’s statute of limitations for the commencement of lawsuits and even the filing of Notices of Claim (a legal pre-requisite to commencing litigation against governmental entities and municipalities) through August 5, 2020.

The governor had initially taken this step on March 20, 2020 and signed subsequent orders continuing the toll, including his most recent order of July 6, 2020. Included in the tolling are any specific time limits relating to notices (such as a Notice of Appeal) and motions. PMT will continue to follow important developments such as this most recent Executive Order and keep our valued partners abreast of all matters of significance to our shared business interests as we appreciate the recent progression of re-opening activities and look forward to a brighter future.


On Friday, March 20, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order, which, among other things, tolled the statute of limitations for the commencement of lawsuits and even the filing of Notices of Claim (a legal pre-requisite to commencing litigation against governmental entities and municipalities). The tolling period runs from March 20th to April 19th. Given the ever-changing legal landscape as the Coronavirus outbreak has escalated, PMT will continue to follow important developments such as this most recent Executive Order and keep our valued partners abreast of all matters of significance to our shared business interests.


Should you have any questions, please call our office at (914) 703-6300 or contact:

Jeffrey T. Miller,Executive Partner
jmiller@pmtlawfirm.com