The Latest Update
As many of you know, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8 on March 20th tolling the date of time limits in Court Actions until April 19. Then this was further extended until June 6th, 2020 . Five days ago on June 6th, he issued a third, Executive Order-202.38 to extend the suspensions until July 7, 2020. These time limits include :
“any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as prescribed by the procedural laws of the state, including but not limited to the criminal procedure law, the family court act, the civil practice law and rules, the court of claims act, the surrogate’s court procedure act, and the uniform court acts, or by any other statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or part thereof as specified in Executive order 202.8“
As many know, this means that the time we have to serve, or file, will pickup on July 6th 2020 from where it was left off in March. Effectively pushing the time limits to allow the necessary actions needed to continue or complete cases started before Covid 19, that otherwise would have run out .