Defendant appeals from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County (Robert R. Reed, J.), entered February 25, 2011, which denied its motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
Shore Med. Diagnostic, P.C. v Praetorian Ins. Co.
Decided on December 28, 2011
Appellate Term, First Department
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PRESENT: Lowe, III, P.J., Shulman, Torres, JJ
Order (Robert R. Reed, J.), entered February 25, 2011, reversed, with $10 costs, motion granted and complaint dismissed. The Clerk is directed to enter judgment accordingly.
In this action to recover assigned first-party no-fault benefits, defendant's submissions established prima facie that it mailed the notices of the independent medical examinations (IMEs) to the assignor and that the assignor failed to appear (see Unitrin Advantage Ins. Co. v Bayshore Physical Therapy, PLLC, 82 AD3d 559, 560 ; cf. Stephen Fogel Psychological, P.C. v Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 35 AD3d 720, 721 ). In opposition, plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue regarding the reasonableness of the requests or the assignor's failure to attend the IMEs (see Unitrin Advantage Ins. Co., 82 AD3d at 560; Inwood Hill Med., P.C. v General Assur. Co., 10 Misc 3d 18, 20 ).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE COURT.
Decision Date: December 28, 2011
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