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LESTER H. VOGT v. ANN ORLANDO (11/24/69)

SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, SECOND DEPARTMENT


November 24, 1969

LESTER H. VOGT, APPELLANT,
v.
ANN ORLANDO, AS EXECUTRIX OF MARY C. BADER, DECEASED, RESPONDENT

In an action for specific performance of a contract between plaintiff and defendant's testatrix to sell the testatrix' real property, plaintiff appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County, entered February 10, 1967, which dismissed the complaint upon the merits after a non-jury trial.

Brennan, Acting P. J., Hopkins, Benjamin, Munder and Martuscello, JJ., concur.

The daughter of the purchaser (plaintiff) may testify that defendant's testatrix signed a binder in the presence of the daughter, because the latter does not have an interest in the transaction (Whitman v. Foley, 125 N. Y. 651; Walsh v. Herrick, 248 App. Div. 799). Comparison of the signatures on the binder and on the contract is admissible evidence by witnesses called for that purpose (CPLR 4536).

Disposition

Judgment reversed, on the law, and new trial granted, with costs to abide the event. The findings of fact below are affirmed.

19691124

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