SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
October 10, 1968
LEONE BOSURGI ET AL., RESPONDENTS,
CHEMICAL BANK NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, APPELLANT
Order, entered March 4, 1968, granting plaintiffs' motion for a protective order, vacating defendant's notice to take the deposition of plaintiff Emilio Bosurgi, unanimously reversed, on the law, the facts and in the exercise of discretion, and the motion denied, with $30 costs and disbursements.
Concur -- Stevens, J. P., Tilzer, McGivern, McNally and Macken, JJ.
In view of the statement of plaintiffs' attorney that Emilio Bosurgi, a native of Italy, will not attend the trial, the examination at defendant's option may be had in Messina, Italy, by written interrogatories or upon open commission. If defendant elects the latter, the parties shall pay their respective expenses, which may be taxed as costs by the party prevailing. (Farrell Lines v. City of New York, 29 A.D.2d 850; Pakter v. Lilly & Co., 19 A.D.2d 810; Piel v. Lilly & Co., 19 A.D.2d 810.) It appears that Emilio Bosurgi signed at least one document ratifying the alleged unauthorized transaction and plaintiff Leone Bosurgi admits he had a conversation with his brother before his brother signed the letter. In the circumstances the testimony of plaintiff Emilio Bosurgi is relevant.
Order entered on November 27, 1967, unanimously affirmed, with $50 costs and disbursements to respondent. No opinion.
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