N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 2543
Remedies of noteholders and bondholders


1.

In the event that the corporation shall default in the payment of principal of or interest on or sinking fund payment on any issue of notes or bonds after the same shall become due, whether at maturity or upon call from redemption, or in the event that the corporation shall default in any agreement made with the holders of any issue of notes or bonds, the holders of twenty-five per centum in aggregate principal amount of the notes or bonds of such issue then outstanding, by instrument or instruments filed in the office of the clerk of the county of New York and proved or acknowledged in the same manner as a deed to be recorded, may appoint a trustee to represent the holders of such notes or bonds for the purposes herein provided.

2.

Such trustee may, and upon written request of the holders of twenty-five per centum in principal amount of such notes or bonds then outstanding shall, in his or its own name:

(a)

by suit, action or proceeding in accordance with the civil practice law and rules, enforce all rights of the noteholders or bondholders, including the right to require the corporation to carry out any agreement with such holders and to perform its duties under this title;

(b)

bring suit upon such notes or bonds;

(c)

by action or suit, require the corporation to account as if it were the trustee of an express trust for the holders of such notes or bonds;

(d)

by action or suit, enjoin any acts or things which may be unlawful or in violation of the rights of the holders of such notes or bonds;

(e)

declare all such notes or bonds due and payable, and if all defaults shall be made good, then, with the consent of the holders of twenty-five per centum of the principal amount of such notes or bonds then outstanding annul such declaration and its consequences.

3.

The supreme court shall have jurisdiction of any suit, action or proceeding by the trustee on behalf of such noteholders or bondholders. The venue of any such suit, action or proceeding shall be laid in the county of New York.

4.

Before declaring the principal of notes or bonds due and payable, the trustee shall first give thirty days’ notice in writing to the corporation, the mayor and to the attorney general of the state.

Source: Section 2543 — Remedies of noteholders and bondholders, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/2543 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

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Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 2543’s source at nysenate​.gov

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