SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
May 23, 1968
FIREPROOF PRODUCTS CO., INC., RESPONDENT,
TREBUHS REALTY CO., INC., ET AL., APPELLANTS
Concur -- Eager, J. P., Steuer, Capozzoli, McGivern and Rabin, JJ.
Plaintiff's failure to seek disclosure proceedings for a period of three and one-half years after joinder of issue and its gross delay in the prosecution of the action precludes its present attempt to conduct such proceedings following the filing by defendant of a note of issue and statement of readiness. Inasmuch as plaintiff has failed to present any reasonable explanation for its inaction and inordinate delay, it was an improvident exercise of discretion for Special Term to grant plaintiff's motion on renewal thereof. (See Jacobs v. Peress, 23 A.D.2d 483; Morrison v. Snead Schools of Golf, 13 A.D.2d 986; Cerrone v. S'Doia, 11 A.D.2d 350; La Porte v. Bertolino, 25 Misc. 2d 783; Prior v. Murray, 17 Misc. 2d 505.)
Order, entered March 5, 1968, unanimously reversed, on the law, on the facts and in the exercise of discretion, with $30 costs and disbursements to defendants-appellants, and plaintiff's motion for leave to conduct disclosure proceedings, considered as a renewal of an application for such leave, denied.
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