NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
June 9, 2009
JULIO PAULINO, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
CAF&EACUTE; BILLIARDS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS.
Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Lucindo Suarez, J.), entered June 23, 2008, which denied defendants' motion to vacate a default judgment, same court and Justice, entered December 3, 2007; order, same court (Alison Y. Tuitt, J.), entered March 2, 2007, granting plaintiff's motion to strike defendants' answer; and order, same court and Justice, entered October 24, 2008, which, to the extent appealable, denied defendants' motion to renew their motion to vacate, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
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Mazzarelli, J.P., Sweeny, DeGrasse, Freedman, Abdus-Salaam, JJ.
Defendants failed to demonstrate a reasonable excuse for their repeated defaults or a meritorious defense to the cause of action (see JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v Bruno, 57 AD3d 362 ; Slimani v Citibank, N.A., 47 AD3d 489 ; cf. Small v Applebaum, 79 AD2d 572 , appeal dismissed 53 NY2d 839 ; see also CPLR 2221[e]; Zelouf v Republic Natl. Bank of N.Y., 225 AD2d 419 ).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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