1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Estates, Powers & Trusts
  4. Article 5: Family Rights Part 1. Rights of Surviving Spouse
  5. Part 4: Wrongful Act, Neglect or Default Causing Death of Decedent


Section 5-4.2 Trial and burden of proof of contributory negligence On the trial of an action accruing before September first, nineteen hundred seventy-...

Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT)

Trial and burden of proof of contributory negligence

  On the trial of an action accruing before September first, nineteen hundred seventy-five to recover damages for causing death the contributory negligence of the decedent shall be a defense, to be pleaded and proved by the defendant.