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Progressive Northeastern Insurance Co. v. Centeno

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


May 12, 2009

IN THE MATTER OF PROGRESSIVE NORTHEASTERN INSURANCE COMPANY, APPELLANT,
v.
STEPHANIE CENTENO, RESPONDENT; LINCOLN GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ADDITIONAL RESPONDENT-RESPONDENT, ET AL., ADDITIONAL RESPONDENTS.

In a proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 75, inter alia, to permanently stay arbitration of an uninsured motorist claim, the petitioner appeals, as limited by its brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Kurtz, J.), dated February 8, 2008, as, after a framed-issue hearing, denied that branch of the petition which was to permanently stay arbitration.

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. 14145/06)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the order is affirmed insofar as appealed from, with costs.

The petitioner's failure to meet its initial burden of showing that the offending vehicle was, in fact, insured on the date of the accident mandated denial of that branch of the petition which was to permanently stay arbitration (see Matter of Progressive Northwestern Ins. Co. v Gjonaj, 43 AD3d 1169; Matter of Allstate Ins. Co. v Holloway, 272 AD2d 539, 539-540; Matter of Eagle Ins. Co. v McPherson, 271 AD2d 689; Matter of Eagle Ins. Co. v Battershield, 225 AD2d 545).

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

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