GOVERNOR ACTS TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCEDURE TO
NOTIFY GOVERNMENT ENTITIES OF INTENDED LEGAL ACTION
New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James, Jr. today
commended Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a measure that
adopts a uniform process for notifying a government entity—whether
it be a municipality, school district or public authority—before
commencing a lawsuit.
"The new law gives individuals a better chance of having their day in
court," said James (The Legal Aid Society in New York City). "The
current system, which imposes a patchwork of differing rules and time
limits, is so confusing that individuals can be barred from ever filing
a lawsuit based on procedural grounds."