Governor's Executive Order No. 47 and Legal Malpractice
In times of emergency, it might be a bit nerdish to worry about filing dates, but...
It's obvious that the failure to file papers on time can be a rich source of legal malpractice litigation, but for the period of October 26, 2012 until further notice, there is little that might arise in this area due to Executive Order No. 52:
It suspends CPLR 201, 5513, Court of Claims Act Section 25, a slew of Criminal Procedure Law section, and "any other statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation or part thereof, establishing limitations of time for the filing or service of any legal action, notice or other process or proceeding that the courts lack authority to extend through the exercise of discretion, where any limitation of time concludes during the period commending from the date that the disaster emergency was declared pursuant to Executive order Number 47, issued on October 28, 2012 until further notice."