N.Y. General Obligations Law Section 12-110
Periods of limitation


Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a claim under this article may not be brought more than two years after the cause of action accrues. A cause of action accrues under this article when a person who may recover has reason to know of the harm from illegal drug use that is the basis for the cause of action and has reason to know that the illegal drug use is the cause of such harm.


Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary for a plaintiff, the statute of limitations under this section shall be tolled when an individual potential plaintiff is incapacitated by the use of an illegal drug to the extent that such individual cannot reasonably be expected to seek recovery under this article or as otherwise provided for by law. For a defendant, the statute of limitations under this section shall be tolled until six months after the individual potential defendant is convicted of a crime involving participation in a drug market.

Source: Section 12-110 — Periods of limitation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GOB/12-110 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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