N.Y. Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 209
War


(a)

Cause of action accruing in foreign country. Where a cause of action, whether originally accrued in favor of a resident or non-resident of the state, accrued in a foreign country with which the United States or any of its allies were then or subsequently at war, or territory then or subsequently occupied by the government of such foreign country, the time which elapsed between the commencement of the war, or of such occupation, and the termination of hostilities with such country, or of such occupation, is not a part of the time within which the action must be commenced. This section shall neither apply to nor in any manner affect an action brought pursuant to section six hundred twenty-five of the banking law against a banking organization or against the superintendent of financial services.

(b)

Right of noncitizen. Where a person is unable to commence an action in the courts of the state because any party is a noncitizen subject or citizen of a foreign country at war with the United States or any of its allies, whether the cause of action accrued during or prior to the war, the time which elapsed between the commencement of the war and the termination of hostilities with such country is not a part of the time within which the action must be commenced.

(c)

Non-enemy in enemy country or enemy-occupied territory. Where a person entitled to commence an action, other than a person entitled to the benefits of subdivision (b), is a resident of, or a sojourner in, a foreign country with which the United States or any of its allies are at war, or territory occupied by the government of such foreign country, the period of such residence or sojourn during which the war continues or the territory is so occupied is not a part of the time within which the action must be commenced.

Source: Section 209 — War, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CVP/209 (updated Dec. 16, 2022; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Application of article
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Cause of action accruing without the state
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Method of computing periods of limitation generally
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Stay of commencement of action
205
Termination of action
205‑A
Termination of certain actions related to real property
206
Computing periods of limitation in particular actions
207
Defendant’s absence from state or residence under false name
208
Infancy, insanity
209
War
210
Death of claimant or person liable
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Actions to be commenced within twenty years
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Actions to be commenced within ten or fifteen years
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Actions to be commenced within six years: where not otherwise provided for
213‑A
Residential rent overcharge
213‑B
Action by a victim of a criminal offense
213‑C
Action by victim of conduct constituting certain sexual offenses
213‑D
Actions to be commenced within three years
214
Actions to be commenced within three years: for non-payment of money collected on execution
214‑A
Action for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice to be commenced within two years and six months
214‑B
Action to recover damages for personal injury caused by contact with or exposure to phenoxy herbicides
214‑C
Certain actions to be commenced within three years of discovery
214‑D
Limitations on certain actions against licensed engineers and architects
214‑E
Action to recover damages for personal injury caused by the infusion of such blood products which result in the contraction of the human ...
214‑F
Action to recover damages for personal injury caused by contact with or exposure to any substance or combination of substances found with...
214‑G
Certain child sexual abuse cases
214‑H
Certain actions by public water suppliers to recover damages for injury to property
214‑I
Certain actions arising out of consumer credit transactions to be commenced within three years
214‑I*2
Action to recover damages for personal injury caused by contact with or exposure to toxic burn pits
214‑J
Certain sexual offense actions
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Actions to be commenced within one year: against sheriff, coroner or constable
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Abbreviation of period to one year after notice
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Proceeding against body or officer
217‑A
Actions to be commenced within one year and ninety days
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Transitional provisions

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 16, 2022

§ 209’s source at nysenate​.gov

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