|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to judiciary|
|Mar 29, 2019||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S4920
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
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S4920 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4920 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that in toxic tort cases where the specific toxic etiological cause of injury is not known for up to ten years (instead of five years) after the injury itself is discovered a plaintiff shall have three years to file a claim from the time such specific cause is discovered.
S4920 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4920 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to time limitations for filing claims for certain injuries PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules in relation to time limita- tions for filing claims for certain injuries. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of section 214-c of the Civil Practice Laws and Rules, as added by chapter 682 of the laws of 1986 is amended. JUSTIFICATION: This bill would amend the present law to allow for greater time in filing a civil law suit due to an injury caused by specific toxic
S4920 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4920 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 29, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to time limitations for filing claims for certain injuries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 214-c of the civil practice law and rules, as added by chapter 682 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions two and three of this section, where the discovery of the SPECIFIC TOXIC ETIOLOGICAL cause of the injury, INCLUDING THE SOURCE OF THE ALLEGED HARM, is alleged to have occurred less than [five] TEN years after discovery of the injury or when with reasonable diligence such injury should have been discovered, whichever is earlier, an action may be commenced or a claim filed within [one year] THREE YEARS of such discovery of the cause of the injury; provided, however, if any such action is commenced or claim filed after the period in which it would otherwise have been authorized pursuant to subdivision two or three of this section the plaintiff or claimant shall be required to allege and prove that techni- cal, scientific or medical knowledge and information sufficient to ascertain the cause of his injury had not been discovered, identified or determined, OR THAT AFTER DILIGENT EFFORT THE CAUSE WAS NOT KNOWN BY THE PLAINTIFF OR CLAIMANT, prior to the expiration of the period within which the action or claim would have been authorized and that he has otherwise satisfied the requirements of subdivisions two and three of this section. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07466-01-9
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