New York General Municipal Law

In the State of New York, a claimant must timely serve a Notice of Claim upon the proper individual(s) in order to later file a lawsuit against a "public corporation," "public authority," or "public benefit corporation."

Examples of public corporations and authorities include:
  • village;
  • town
  • city;
  • county;
  • fire districts;
  • water districts;
  • industrial development agency; and
  • public benefit corporations;

Pursuant to New York General Municipal Law section 50-e,