NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
December 30, 2008
PUBLIC ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, INC., PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
GREATER NEW YORK MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, DEFENDANT,
SEWARD PARK HOUSING CORP., DEFENDANT-RESPONDENT.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Louis B. York, J.), entered October 12, 2007, which denied plaintiff's motion to enforce a purported settlement agreement between plaintiff and defendant Seward Park Housing Corp., unanimously affirmed, without costs.
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Gonzalez, J.P., Nardelli, Buckley, Acosta, JJ.
The parties' communications with respect to settlement were insufficient to meet the requirements of CPLR 2104, which provides that a settlement agreement "is not binding upon a party unless it is in a writing subscribed by [the party] or [its] attorney or reduced to the form of an order and entered" (see Bonnette v Long Is. Coll. Hosp., 3 NY3d 281, 285-286 ). Nor is the computer entry by the County Clerk containing the word "SETTLED" sufficient to satisfy the open-court requirement set forth in CPLR 2104 (see Matter of Dolgin Eldert Corp., 31 NY2d 1, 9-10 ; Gustaf v Fink, 285 AD2d 625, 626 ).
We have considered plaintiff's remaining arguments and find them unavailing.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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