The NY Court of Appeals has decided that the following items are necessary in a Court of Claims notice. Failure to include them results in dismissal and presumably, legal malpractice.
Actions filed in the Court of Claims must enumerate the "total sum" of monetary damages being sought or they are invalid, the Court of Appeals decided yesterday.
A 5-0 ruling found that Court of Claims Act §11(b) specifies that five pieces of information have to be included in every claim filed for damages against the state with the Court of Claims. They are the nature of the claim, the time when it arose, the place where it arose, the items damaged or injury sustained and the "total sum" claimed. Kolnacki v. State of New York