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COVID-19 UPDATE: Statute of Limitations Tolled Another 30-Days

New York, New York—April 7, 2020—New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 202.14 today, which, among other things, continued the suspensions and modifications of laws made by Executive Order 202, which declared a disaster emergency in the State of New York and tolled the statute of limitations in certain cases through April 6, 2020.

In addition to other provisions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, such as continuing the restrictions on non-essential businesses and extending the closure of schools another two weeks until April 29, 2020, the Executive Order tolled the statute of limitations in certain civil cases for another thirty days through May 7, 2020. The Executive Order also permitted the use of audio-video technology for witness testimony in certain cases.

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