2022 New York Laws
GOB - General Obligations
Article 11 - Obligations to Make Compensation or Restitution
Title 1 - Compensation
11-103 - Compensation for Injury Caused by the Illegal Sale of Controlled Substances.

§ 11-103. Compensation  for  injury  caused  by  the  illegal  sale of
controlled substances. 1. (a) Any  person  who  is  injured  in  person,
property,  means of support or otherwise by a person whose abilities are
impaired by the use of a controlled substance,  or  by  reason  of  such
person's impairment, shall have a right of action against any person who
caused  or  contributed  to  such impairment by unlawfully selling to or
unlawfully assisting  in  procuring  a  controlled  substance  for  such

(b) In any such action, the injured person shall have a right to recover actual and exemplary damages. 2. In case of the death of either party, the action or right of action given by this section shall survive to or against his or her executor or administrator, and the amount so recovered by either a husband, wife or child shall be his or her sole and separate property. 3. Such action may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction. 4. In any case where parents shall be entitled to such damages, either the father or mother may sue alone therefor, but recovery by one of such parties shall be a bar to suit brought by the other. 5. The term "controlled substance" when used in this section, means and includes any substance listed in section thirty-three hundred six of the public health law.

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