Suing the City of New York
Library Resources to Support Filing a Notice of Claim

Books
Municipal Tort Actions Under the General Municipal Law in New York City and Surrounding Counties. Ref. KFN 5752 .M5 1994.
This book is highly recommended and features: Tables of Statutes of Limitations; Practice Tips; Sample Notice of Claim; and the Outline for Litigation maps how to prepare a case.

Other Useful Books
Bender’s Forms of Pleading. KFN 6010 .A65 .B43
Carmody Wait 2d. KFN 5995 .C342
New York Jurisprudence. See v. 62, 62A “Government Tort Liability”. KFN 5065 .N48
New York Law of Torts. Chap. 17 “Governmental Liability”. KFN 5310 .N494 19975
New York Practice. KFN 5995 .S58 2005

Jury Instructions New York Pattern Jury Instructions. KFN 60347 .A65 A84

Laws
McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York and Consolidated Laws

Service:
Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR)
• v. 7B in 25 volumes of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York Forms are in v. 1 (pt. 1, 2), 1A, 1B, 2 (pt. 1, 2), 3, 3A, 4, 4A of West’s McKinney’s Forms.
• v. 4, 4A (pt. 1, 2) , 4B (pt. 1, 2), 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G (pt. 1, 2), 4H (pt. 1-3), 4I (pt. 1, 2), 4J, 4K, 4L (pt. 1, 2), 4M, 4N in New York Consolidated Laws Service. Useful forms follow Notes of Decisions.
General Municipal Law (GML)
• v. 23 in 5 volumes of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York. Forms are in v. 23, 23A West’s McKinney’s Forms, “Local Government Laws : General”.
• v. 16, 16A, 16B. New York Consolidated Laws Service. Useful forms follow Notes of Decisions.
Public Authority Law (PAL)
• v. 42 in 9 parts of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York. Forms are in v. 29A (pt. 1, 2) West’s McKinney’s Forms.
• v. 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D of New York Consolidated Laws Service

Forms
Look in indexes to Bender’s Forms of Pleading v. 28 and West’s McKinney’s Forms. Useful forms follow Notes of Decisions of New York Consolidated Laws Service. Carmody Wait 2d also has forms, as do most of the books listed below.

Commonly Litigated Issues
For background information read Municipal Tort Actions Under the General Municipal Law in New York City and Surrounding Counties and pertinent chapters in New York Jurisprudence 2d.

Award Amounts
New York Damages Awards: Personal Injury & Intentional Torts KFN 5311 .N48 VerdictSearch New York KFN 5051.1 .N42

Personal Injury
Personal Injury Practice in New York KFN 5311 .B40
Suing City Hospitals and Medical Personnel: Look under “Hospitals, Sanitariums and Rest Homes” and “Medical Malpractice” in Bender’s Forms of Pleading Index. New York Jurisprudence v. 76, “Malpractice”.
Suing MTA: Look under “Transit Authority” in Bender’s Forms of Pleading Index, v. 28.
Suing New York City: Look under “Municipal Corporations” in Bender’s Forms of Pleading Index, v, 28. Also, in Personal Injury Practice, check index under “Governmental Entities”.
Suing Police: Look under “Municipal Corporations”/”Police Officer” and also under the entry for “Police Officers” in Bender’s Forms of Pleading Index, v. 28.
Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation KF 1307 A98 2007-08.
Police Civil Liability. Isidor Silver. Ref KF 1307 .S55 1998
New York Jurisprudence 2d v. 85, “Police, Sheriffs and other related officers” and v. 59, “ False Imprisonment”.


     
     
 

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