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Mullally v. Saclaridis

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


May 18, 2010

BARBARA H. MULLALLY, APPELLANT,
v.
MICHAEL E. SACLARIDIS, RESPONDENT.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the plaintiff appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (Adams, J.), entered May 4, 2009, which, upon an order of the same court dated April 7, 2009, granting the defendant's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that she did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102(d), and denying, as academic, her motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability, is in favor of the defendant and against her dismissing the complaint.

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.

PETER B. SKELOS, J.P., HOWARD MILLER, RANDALL T. ENG, L. PRISCILLA HALL and LEONARD B. AUSTIN, JJ.

(Index No. 21524/07)

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, with costs.

The defendant met his prima facie burden of showing that the plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102(d) as a result of the subject accident (see Toure v Avis Rent A Car Sys., 98 NY2d 345; Gaddy v Eyler, 79 NY2d 955, 956-957). In opposition, the plaintiff, who limited her claims of injury to only her right shoulder, failed to raise a triable issue of fact (see Gaddy v Eyler, 79 NY2d 955).

Since the Supreme Court properly granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment, it also properly denied, as academic, the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability.

SKELOS, J.P., MILLER, ENG, HALL and AUSTIN, JJ., concur.

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