Posts Categorized: Statute of Limitations/Laches

Posted: June 20, 2018

Borrowing Statute Applies When Contract Provides That it Will be Enforced According to New York Law

On June 12, 2018, the Court of Appeals issued a decision in 2138747 Ontario, Inc. v. Samsung C&T Corp., 2018 NY Slip Op. 04274, holding that when a contract provides that it will be enforced according to New York law, the New York borrowing statute will be used to determine the appropriate statute of limitations,… Read more »

Posted: June 15, 2018

Martin Act Claims are Subject to Three-Year Statute of Limitations

On June 12, 2018, the Court of Appeals issued a decision in People v. Credit Suisse Sec. (USA) LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 04272, holding that Martin Act claims have a three year statute of limitations, explaining: The first issue before us is whether Martin Act claims are governed by CPLR 214(2), imposing a three-year… Read more »

Posted: May 8, 2018

Claim Against New Defendant Did Not Relate Back to Earlier Complaint; New Defendant Was Not Liable for Acts of Original Defendants

On May 3, 2018, the Third Department issued a decision in Belair Care Center, Inc. v. Cool Insuring Agency, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op. 03196, holding that a proposed claim against a new defendant was time-barred because it did not relate back to earlier claims, explaining: Plaintiffs’ further contend that the proposed new causes of… Read more »

Posted: April 23, 2018

Written Acknowledgment of Debt by Agent of Party Can Extend Statute of Limitations

On April 17, 2018, the First Department issued a decision in Nelux Holdings Intl., N.V. v. Dweck, 2018 NY Slip Op. 02569, holding that a written acknowledgement of a debt by a party’s agent can extend the statute of limitation, explaining: Defendant borrower established prima facie through the loan agreement and the notes that the… Read more »

Posted: March 29, 2018

Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to Claim Based on Allegedly Forged Deed

On March 13, 2018, Justice Knipel of the Kings County Commercial Division issued a decision in Stewart v. VSR Stewart Mgt., LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30433(U), denying a motion to dismiss on statute of limitations ground, holding that the statute of limitations was not a defense to a claim based on a forged deed,… Read more »

Posted: March 12, 2018

Judge Ross Dismisses Personal Injury Claim against Airline as time-barred under Montreal Convention

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner District Judge Allyne R. Ross recently dismissed a personal injury case against Pakistan International Airlines, holding that the time limitations under the Montreal Convention is not subject to tolling under New York law – even if New York law might otherwise apply to calculating the time period. Mughal… Read more »

Posted: March 5, 2018

Counterclaims Entitled to Benefit of Relation-Back Doctrine

On February 23, 2018, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County issued a decision in Sharbat v. AGS Capital Group, LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30333(U), holding that counterclaims related back to the date of the initial complaint for statute of limitations purposes, explaining: Plaintiffs argue that the breach of contract counterclaim is timed-barred by… Read more »

Posted: December 13, 2017

Fraud Claim Should Not Have Been Dismissed as Time-Barred; Question of Fact Existed Regarding When Fraud Should Have Been Discovered

On December 5, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Berman v. Holland & Knight, LLP, 2017 NY Slip Op. 08489, holding that a fraud claim against a law firm should not have been dismissed because there was a question of fact regarding when the fraud should have been discovered, explaining: The two-year discovery… Read more »