I'm new and am wondering where I could find the statutes that detail the possible ways to toll the statute of limitations in New York. Also, might some of these possibilities not be in statutes but in case law? In either event, I'm looking for the broad categories whereby tolling of a statute of limitation is possible.
The main grounds for tolling a non-criminal case statute of limitations set forth in statutes in New York State are as follows, which can be found at this link:
NY CPLR § 207. Defendant's absence from state or residence under false name
NY CPLR § 208. Infancy, insanity
NY CPLR § 209. War
NY CPLR § 210. Death of claimant or person liable; cause of action accruing after death and before grant of letters
There are also case law grounds to toll a statute of limitations that aren't easy to sum up in one place.
Finally, in addition to the question of tolling, there is a related question of when a cause of action accrues (i.e. when do you start counting). In many cases, a statute of limitations only begins to accrue when particular facts are discovered by a potential plaintiff, rather than when the wrongful act actually occurs.