New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
February 23, 2012
ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., DEFENDANTS-RESPONDENTS.
Rodriguez v City of New York
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Decided on February 23, 2012
Tom, J.P., Friedman, Sweeny, Moskowitz, DeGrasse, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Larry S. Schachner, J.), entered July 30, 2010, which granted defendants' motion to change venue from Bronx County to New York County, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, and the motion denied.
Bronx County was a proper venue for this action alleging false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault, battery and civil rights violations. It is uncontested that plaintiff was arrested in Bronx County, and the alleged assault and battery, and related alleged civil rights violations, arose in Bronx County (CPLR 504; see Garces v City of New York, 60 AD3d 551 ). Moreover defendants did not make a demand for a change of venue as required by CPLR 511(a). Defendants have made no showing that the convenience of witnesses required a change of venue to New York County, nor have they persuasively argued that the ends of justice favor such a change (CPLR 510).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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