Breaking News:

“The log book bill” The Logbook Bill which “relates to process server records; provides for oversight of process server records by third party contractors” (NY Assembly Bill A1713 and NY Senate S01735) is sitting on the Governor’s desk to be signed.  This is a change in NY State General business law 89-cc, which means it […]

New York halts evictions due to corona-virus pandemic and other Court updates

In a press release describing new “hot spot, clusters” the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated “….. this thing is not over.” The NY Governor, September 29th, 2020, announced that the State’s Tenant Safe Harbor Act will be expanded until January 1st, 2021 to protect additional tenants from eviction if they are suffering financial hardship during the […]

Another Extension

“We never turned it off. We turned it way, way down” Gov. Andrew Cuomo July 7th, 2020 In response to the cautious reopening of business Governor Cuomo issued Executive order 202.47 once again continuing the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives which tolls the date of time limits in Court Actions until August […]

New York City Rule changes, Simplify or Shifty

Things are going on in the City of New York that will affect the service of process Nationwide. Facts: New York City is the biggest and most litigious city in the country. New York City is the most regulated city when it comes to service of process. Process servers in the city of New York […]

Effective starting April 7th, 2022 The Consumer Credit Fairness Act

Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Consumer Credit Fairness Act last year, which goes into effect April 7th, 2022. This legislation addresses the transparency of these cases by ensuring that the original debtor of the collection case is named, and that the time from when the debt initiated to when it goes to court […]

New York Eviction in 2022

The ending of the Covid Moratorium on Eviction means the legal process for evictions has started again for thousands of New Yorkers. With the Courts leaning toward protecting the tenants, the eviction process has become much more complex.  Due to mismanagement or improper service many cases have been delayed or thrown out.  The reasons for […]

Breaking News: The Clock Restarted in New York on Court Cases

While votes were being counted last nights, Governor Cuomo issued another Executive Order that ENDS effective today- November 4th, 2020,  the Tolling of Time limits in filings, service and court actions in New York State This latest Executive Order 202.72.  means that the clock picks up where it stopped on March 7th or starts today […]

Court News: Update Sept 7th 2020

Governor Cuomo in a video conference this Labor Day stated “New York State will go down in the history books as the place that beat back COVID.” In keeping with the states policy to social distance and protect essential workers of the state the Governor issued another Executive Order 202.60 continuing the suspensions in previous […]

Court News

  With New York City coming on board today, all Courts in New York State have resumed in-person operations allowing for limited traffic in court facilities and the ability for the public to file papers.  All Judges and their chambers staff are back in court buildings along with a modest percentage of other support staff.  […]

New Executive Order Extends Time

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 […]