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Posts Categorized: Statute of Limitations/Laches

Posted: May 26, 2020

Continuing Wrong Doctrine Does Not Save Plaintiff’s Claims From Being Time-Barred

On April 28, 2020, Justice Cohen of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Marjay N10, LLC v. Yashar, 2020 NY Slip Op. 31279(U), holding that the continuing wrong doctrine did not save the plaintiffs’ claims from being time-barred, explaining: Under CPLR ยง 3211(a)(5), Defendants bear the initial burden of establishing, prima... Read more »

Posted: May 22, 2020

Continuous Representation Doctrine Saves Malpractice Claim from Dismissal as Untimely

On May 2, 2020, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Rag & Bone Holdings LLC v. Hand Baldachin & Assoc. LLP, 2020 NY Slip Op. 31149(U), holding that the continuous representation doctrine saved a legal malpractice claim from dismissal, explaining: Defendants contend that the legal malpractice claim must... Read more »

Posted: May 12, 2020

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Timely Even Though Alleged Breach Merely Renewed Earlier, Time-Barred Breaches

On May 7, 2020, the First Department issued a decision in Ganzi v. Ganzi, 2020 NY Slip Op. 02740, holding that breach of fiduciary claims were timely even though the alleged breach merely renewed earlier, time-barred breaches, explaining: Breach of fiduciary duty is a tort claim that accrues when all the elements of the tort... Read more »

Posted: May 2, 2020

Court Excuses Defendants’ Failure to Raise Statute of Limitations Defense in Initial Motion to Dismiss

On April 17, 2020, Justice Borrok of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in HH Trinity Apex Invs. LLC v. Hendrickson Props. LLC, 2020 NY Slip Op. 30947(U), excusing the defendants’ failure to raise a statute of limitations defense in their initial motion to dismiss, explaining: The Defendants argue that the first... Read more »

Posted: March 24, 2020

Borrowing Statute Requires Use Not Just of Foreign State’s Statute of Limitations But Also its Tolling Rules

On March 4, 2020, Justice Sherwood of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in EPK Brand, Inc. v. Leret, 2020 NY Slip Op. 30705(U), holding that the borrowing statute requires the use not just of the foreign state’s statute of limitation but also of its tolling rules, explaining: For purposes of the... Read more »

Posted: March 14, 2020

Expiration of Statute of Limitations Supports Grant of Motion to Extend Time to Serve

On February 26, 2020, the Second Department issued a decision in BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v. Herbst, 2020 NY Slip Op. 01316, holding that the expiration of the statute of limitations supported granting additional time to serve, explaining: As relevant here, CPLR 306-b provides that service of the summons and complaint shall be made... Read more »

Posted: January 18, 2020

Counterclaim Cannot Involve Time-Barred Claims as Set-off Unless It Arises From Same Transaction or Occurrence

On January 2, 2020, Justice Schecter of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Capone v. LDH Mgt. Holdings LLC, 2020 NY Slip Op. 30013(U), holding that a counterclaim cannot involve time-barred claims as a set-off unless the time-barred claims arise from the same transaction or occurrence as the claim against which... Read more »

Posted: January 11, 2020

Three Year Statute of Limitations for Professional Malpractice Cannot be Extended by Re-characterizing Claims as Contract Claims

On December 26, 2019, the Third Department issued a decision in WSA Group, PE-PC v. DKI Eng’g & Consulting USA PC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 09339, holding that the three-year statute of limitations for professional malpractice cannot be extended by re-characterizing claims as contract claims, explaining: A three-year statute of limitations governs actions to recover... Read more »