SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE TERM: 2nd, 11th and 13th JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
February 21, 2012
QUALITY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C. AS ASSIGNEE OF RONA FLEURIMOND, RESPONDENT,
CLARENDON INSURANCE COMPANY, APPELLANT
Quality Psychological Servs., P.C. v Clarendon Ins. Co.
Decided on February 21, 2012
Appellate Term, Second Department
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PRESENT: PESCE, P.J., WESTON and RIOS, JJ
Appeal from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County (In-grid Joseph, J.), entered April 1, 2010. The order, insofar as appealed from, denied defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
ORDERED that the order, insofar as appealed from, is affirmed, without costs.
In this action by a provider to recover assigned first-party no-fault benefits, defendant appeals from so much of an order as denied its motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that there was no medical necessity for the services rendered.
As the affidavit of plaintiff's psychologist submitted in opposition to defendant's motion was sufficient to demonstrate the existence of a triable issue of fact as to the medical necessity of the services at issue, the order, insofar as appealed from, is affirmed (see Ozone Park Chiropractic v Clarendon Natl. Ins. Co., 32 Misc 3d 134[A], 2011 NY Slip Op 51453[U] [App Term, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2011]).
Pesce, P.J., Weston and Rios, JJ., concur.
Decision Date: February 21, 2012
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