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Q: What is the statute of limitations on a product liability case? I was injured using a defective ab-slide.
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Jul 17, 2011

The statute of limitations on a defective product case in New York is three years from the date of injury.

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Q: My lawyer filed my lawsuit 8 years ago over a cellulose problem in our house.We have not gone to court yet.

We have been breathing in the cellulose fibers for years.My wife and i are disabled and have copd.How long should it take to go to court?

Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on May 4, 2011

It is very unusual for a case to take 8 years to get to Court. The most congested calendars in New York State, including the Bronx, would still not take 8 years for a case to get to Court. My recommendation would be to call your attorney and schedule an appointment to find out the status of your... Read more »

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Q: What is the statute of limitations in a wrongful death case?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Apr 25, 2011

In New York, the statute of limitations in a wrongful death case is 2 years from the date of death of the decedent.

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Q: How do I find out the status of a case involving a drug company which was filed in 2010, filed in New York.
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Jan 14, 2011

If the case was filed in New York, it must be filed with the local County clerk. Thus, for example, if your case was filed in Brooklyn, you would search the records of the Kings County Clerk's office to obtain copies of any filed papers.

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Q: I had a product liability lawsuite aganist gm before the bankrupcy will i ever get anything
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Dec 16, 2010

If GM has judgments against it such as tax liens or previously entered judgments against the company which have not yet been paid, they would take precedence over any judgment you obtain against GM in the future. However, usually verdicts in product liability cases are covered by general liability... Read more »

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