2016 New York Laws
EPT - Estates, Powers & Trusts
Article 5 - FAMILY RIGHTS
Part 4 - (5-4.1 - 5-4.6) RIGHTS OF MEMBERS OF FAMILY RESULTING FROM WRONGFUL ACT, NEGLECT OR DEFAULT CAUSING DEATH OF DECEDENT
5-4.2 - Trial and burden of proof of contributory negligence
5-4.2 Trial and burden of proof of contributory negligence
On the trial of an action accruing before September first, nineteen hundred seventy-five to recover damages for causing death the contributory negligence of the decedent shall be a defense, to be pleaded and proved by the defendant.
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