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New York Attorney Addresses Executive Order Tolling Certain Proceedings

New York attorney Angela M. Stenroos has written a new Litchfield Alert outlining certain extensions of New York Unified Court statutes of limitations of non-essential filings due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Other state courts throughout the nation have also issued similar orders suspending non-critical court operations and associated requirements.

In her Litchfield Alert, “New York Issues Order Tolling Certain Civil Proceedings and Time Limits,” Angela specifically addresses New York Executive Order No. 202.8*, issued on March 20, 2020, by Andrew M. Cuomo. She includes a brief list of essential civil proceeding matters such as Mental Hygiene Law (MHL), emergency guardianship matters, temporary orders of protection including those involving domestic violence, and emergency election law applications. Order 202.4 does not provide confirmation that this order regarding filing deadlines will not be extended. As with other states, New York has no existing precedent available to provide significant guidance.

To read Angela’s Litchfield Alert, click here.

Angela M. Stenroos focuses her practice on municipal law, general liability litigation and insurance defense. Her litigation experience includes premises liability, construction defect, products liability, medical malpractice, discrimination, automobile and trucking liability, labor law and commercial litigation.

* Update: On April 7, the State of New York issued Order No. 202.14 continuing suspensions, or tolling period, until May 7, 2020.