Preliminarily, the authors at the New York Appellate Law Blog would like to share their deep concern, thoughts, and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
This storm has been an unprecedented disaster for the Northeast. In addition to the tremendous damage to property and loss of life, Hurricane Sandy also affected the court system. New York State and Governor Cuomo have responded to some of the difficulties relating to the court system by issuing Executive Order 52.
Executive Order 52 calls for the suspension of specified time limitations in various civil and criminal matters. This suspension includes statutes of limitations concluding on or after October 26, 2012. It includes a suspension of the time limitation to appeal matters as well. Notably, these suspensions are "until further notice." The executive order can be found by clicking this link to the Governor's website.