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Howe v. Jeremiah

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT


May 12, 2009

MARY E. HOWE, APPELLANT-RESPONDENT,
v.
COSTLEY A. JEREMIAH, RESPONDENT-APPELLANT.

In an action, inter alia, pursuant to RPAPL article 15 to determine the rights of the parties to certain real property, the plaintiff appeals, as limited by her brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Schack, J.), dated August 10, 2007, as granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment on his counterclaims and directed him to file a note of issue for an inquest, and the defendant cross appeals from stated portions of the same order.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

ROBERT A. SPOLZINO, J.P., MARK C. DILLON, ANITA R. FLORIO and ARIEL E. BELEN, JJ.

(Index No. 37312/04)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the cross appeal is dismissed, without costs or disbursements, as the defendant is not aggrieved by the portion of the order cross-appealed from (see CPLR 5511); and it is further,

ORDERED that the order is reversed insofar as appealed from, on the law, without costs or disbursements, and the defendant's motion for summary judgment on his counterclaims is deemed withdrawn.

The Supreme Court erroneously granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment on his counterclaims, as he specifically withdrew his motion for summary judgment prior to the court's determination thereof. Therefore, the order must be reversed insofar as appealed from.

The defendant's cross appeal, which relates to his motion to strike the plaintiff's reply to his counterclaims, must be dismissed, as that motion remains pending and undecided (see Andreas v Catskill Mountain Lodging LLC, 60 AD3d 604; Katz v Katz, 68 AD2d 536, 542-543).

SPOLZINO, J.P., DILLON, FLORIO and BELEN, JJ., concur.

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