Legal Memorandum: Extension of a Limitation Period in NY

Issue: Do courts have the authority to extend a limitation period? ![AOL: Litigation Practice & Procedure

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Limitation period; Extend; Court's authority
Jurisdiction: New York
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: N.Y. C.P.L.R. 201
Date: 04/01/2013

               N.Y. C.P.L.R. 201 ("An action . . . must be commenced within the time specified in this article unless a different time is prescribed by law or a shorter time is prescribed by written agreement. No court shall extend the time limited by law for the commencement of an action.")


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