Court of Claims

The New York State Court of Claims is the exclusive forum for civil litigation seeking damages against the State of New York and certain other State-related entities. This excerpt from the New York State Library's publication The New York State Court Of Claims: Its History, Jurisdiction and Reports gives the history of the court from the first general statutory provision for claims against the State, the Erie Canal Act of 1817.

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