NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
June 15, 2010
JASON FARINACCI, ETC., PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
BRYAN A. POWELL, ET AL., DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Paul Wooten, J.), entered June 17, 2009, which, in an action for personal injuries and wrongful death arising out of a collision involving a vehicle operated by defendant Powell and owned by defendant Mercedes Benz USA, LLC, denied defendants' motion pursuant to CPLR 2201 for a stay of proceedings pending Powell's appeal of his criminal conviction of, inter alia, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
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Mazzarelli, J.P., Moskowitz, DeGrasse, Abdus-Salaam, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.
Defendants do not argue that Powell's pending appeal could result in a new trial, and otherwise fail to show how Powell's testimony in this civil action could adversely affect him in any future criminal proceedings (see CPL 1.20[c] ["criminal action . . . terminates with the imposition of sentence or some other final disposition in a criminal court"]).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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