Wilkes Barre, PA asked in Civil Litigation for New York

Q: Does every civil cause of action have a statute of limitation in NY?

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James Avery
James Avery
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  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, there is a 6 year catch-all statute which applies if there is not a specific one.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, they can differ according to the cause of action. The website of the New York State Unified Court System lists statutes of limitations at: http://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/GoingToCourt/SOLchart.shtml. This includes commonly arising ones such as car accidents, slip and fall cases, intentional torts, contracts, judgments, and others. In some cases, there could be additional notice elements involved. The Court System's page cites references to applicable sections of the NYCPLR. However, as with anything, it is advisable to ensure that any source or reference you use to verify a statute of limitations reflects the most current disposition of the law.

Tim Akpinar

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