COVID-19 Watch: NY State Statutes of Limitations Tolled Until April 19


On March 20, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo temporarily tolled (i.e., suspended) New York state statutes of limitations until April 19, 2020.  Statutes of limitations are the time frames set by legislation where affected parties need to take action to enforce rights or seek redress after injury or damage.  In effect, Cuomo’s order will extend the time period under which parties can bring legal claims pursuant to New York law (not federal law).  This Order was in accordance with the directive of the Chief Judge of the State of New York to “limit court operations to essential matters during the pendency of the COVID-19 health crisis[.]”  Among other things, Cuomo’s order also stays (i.e., stops) the “enforcement of either an eviction of any tenant residential or commercial, or a foreclosure of any residential or commercial property for a period of ninety days.”

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