N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 2051-O
Actions against the authority


Except in an action for wrongful death, no action or special proceeding shall be prosecuted or maintained against the authority 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 of any member, officer, agent or employee thereof, unless (a) a notice of claim shall have been made and served upon the authority 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, or


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


the action or special proceeding shall be commenced within one year and ninety days after the happening of the event upon which the claim is based. An action against the authority 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. Actions to recover damages for personal injury or injury to property caused by the latent effects of exposure to any substance or combination of substances, in any form, upon or within the body or upon or within property shall be governed by Civil Practice Law & Rules Law § 214-C (Certain actions to be commenced within three years of discovery)section two hundred fourteen-c of the civil practice law and rules.


Wherever a notice of claim is served upon the authority, 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.


The authority may require any person, presenting for settlement an account or claim for any cause whatever against the authority, to be sworn before a member, counsel or an attorney, officer or employee of the authority 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 shall have power to settle or adjust all claims in favor of or against the authority.


The rate of interest to be paid by the authority upon any judgment for which it is liable, other than a judgment on its bonds, shall be the rate prescribed by General Municipal Law § 3-A (Rate of interest on judgments and accrued claims against municipal corporations)section three-a of the general municipal law. 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.

Source: Section 2051-O — Actions against the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/2051-O (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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