Heights Med. Care, P.C. v New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co.
Decided on December 23, 2011
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APPELLATE TERM OF THE SUPREME COURT, FIRST DEPARTMENT
PRESENT: Lowe, III, P.J., Shulman, Torres, JJ
Defendant appeals from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County (Mitchell J. Danziger, J.), dated December 3, 2010, which denied its motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
Order (Mitchell J. Danziger, J.), dated December 3, 2010, modified to grant defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's claim in the sum of $395.69; as modified, order affirmed, without costs.
Defendant demonstrated its entitlement to summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's assigned first-party no-fault claim in the sum of $395.69, it being undisputed on this record that plaintiff failed to respond to defendant's timely and proper verification request made in connection with this claim (see 11 NYCRR 65-3.8[b]; St. Vincent Med. Care, P.C. v Country Wide Ins. Co., 80 AD3d 599, 600 ; Hospital for Joint Diseases v New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 44 AD3d 903, 904 ). We agree that plaintiff's remaining no-fault claims are not ripe for summary disposition, since there exist triable issues with respect to defendant's verification and fraud defenses.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE COURT.
Decision Date: December 23, 2011
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