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MATTER ARBITRATION BETWEEN D. BYRD ET AL. (12/05/68)

December 5, 1968

IN THE MATTER OF THE ARBITRATION BETWEEN D. BYRD ET AL., RESPONDENTS AND MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INDEMNIFICATION CORPORATION, APPELLANT


Appeal from order of Erie Special Term denying motion to vacate petitioners' demand for arbitration.

Bastow, P. J., Del Vecchio, Marsh, Witmer and Henry, JJ.

Memorandum: MVAIC appeals from denial of its motion to stay arbitration because of claimants' failure to file their claims within 90 days or as soon as possible practicable. The only opposition to appellant's motion is the affidavit of petitioners' substituted attorney which fails completely to explain or excuse petitioners' two-year delay in giving written notice of their claims. Such unexplained delay rendered the notices untimely. (Matter of Giles [ MVAIC ], 30 A.D.2d 637.)

Disposition

Order unanimously reversed without costs and motion for stay of arbitration granted pending the trial of certain preliminary issues of fact in accordance with the following Memorandum.

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