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Norex Petroleum Limited v. Blavatnik, 121

In a long-running contest over control of a lucrative oil field in Western Siberia, the Appellate Division erred in concluding that plaintiff's re-filing of his claim in state court was time barred, where: 1) plaintiff, a non-resident, filed a timely action in a New York federal court which terminated on a non-merits basis; 2) plaintiff may re-file claims arising from the same transaction in state court within six months of the federal action's non-merits termination under CPLR section 205(a), even though the suit would be untimely in the out-of-state jurisdiction where the claims accrued under the rule of CPLR 202.

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  • Decided 06/26/2014
  • Published 06/26/2014


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