Public Authorities Law Section 1045-V
Actions against authority and water board
1.Except in an action for wrongful death, no action or proceeding shall be prosecuted or maintained against the authority or the water board for personal injury or damage to real or personal property alleged to have been sustained by reason of the negligence or wrongful act of the authority or the board or of any member, officer, agent or employee thereof, unless (i) a notice of claim shall have been made and served upon the authority or the water board, as the case may be, within the time limit by and in compliance with General Municipal Law § 50-E (Notice of claim)section fifty-e of the general municipal law, (ii) it shall appear by and as an allegation in the complaint or moving papers that at least thirty days have elapsed since the service of such notice and that adjustment or payment thereof has been neglected or refused, and
(iii)the action or proceeding shall be commenced within one year after the happening of the event upon which the claim is based. An action against the authority or water board for wrongful death shall be commenced in accordance with the notice of claim and time limitation provisions of title eleven of article 9 (General Provisions)article nine of this chapter.
2.Wherever a notice of claim is served upon the authority or the water board, it shall have the right to demand an examination of the claimant relative to the occurrence and extent of the injuries or damages for which claim is made, in accordance with the provisions of General Municipal Law § 50-H (Examination of claims)section fifty-h of the general municipal law.
3.The authority or the water board may require any person presenting for settlement an account or claim for any cause whatever against the authority or the water board, as the case may be, to be sworn before a member, counsel or an attorney, officer or employee thereof designated for such purpose, concerning such account or claim and when so sworn, to answer orally as to any facts relative to such account or claim. The authority or the water board shall have power to settle or adjust all claims in favor of or against the authority or the water board, as the case may be.
4.The rate of interest to be paid by the authority or the water board upon any judgment for which it is liable, other than a judgment against the authority on bonds, shall not exceed the rate of interest on judgments and accrued claims against municipal corporations as provided in the general municipal law from time to time. Interest on payments of principal or interest on any bonds in default shall accrue at the rate borne by such bonds from the due date thereof until paid or otherwise satisfied.
Section 1045-V — Actions against authority and water board,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1045-V (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).