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Posted: March 21, 2020 / Categories Commercial, Statute of Limitations/Laches, COVID-19

New York Tolls Statue of Limitations for 30 Days

On March 20, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order tolling statutes of limitations and certain other deadlines through April 19, 2020. With respect to tolling, the order provides that:

any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as prescribed by the procedural laws of the state, including but not limited to the criminal procedure law, the family court act, the civil practice law and rules, the court of claims act, the surrogate's court procedure act, and the uniform court acts, or by any other statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or part thereof, is hereby tolled from the date of this executive order until April 19, 2020;

(Emphasis added).