New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
April 5, 2012
SERVICE CENTER OF NEW YORK, INC., DOING BUSINESS AS BUBU CARPET, ET AL.,
Zinger v Service Ctr. of N.Y., Inc.
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Decided on April 5, 2012
Mazzarelli, J.P., Saxe, Moskowitz, Manzanet-Daniels, Roman, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Manuel J. Mendez, J.), entered August 5, 2011, which, to the extent appealed from, in this action seeking recovery for services rendered, denied plaintiff's motion to compel production of responses to certain interrogatories and document requests, unanimously modified, on the law and the facts, to the extent of compelling disclosure of document requests numbered 1 and 2 and interrogatories numbered 1 and 2, limited to the period of September 30, 2003 to March 21, 2006, and otherwise affirmed, without costs.
Plaintiff's requests for vehicular insurance policies and governmental filings were irrelevant to his alter-ego claim against the individually named defendant. However, the requests concerning the corporate defendant's bank accounts and credit cards seek documents and information of the type that would yield evidence of misuse of the corporate form (see e.g. Horizon Inc. v Wolkowicki, 55 AD3d 337 ). Accordingly, we find that such records and information, to the extent limited to the period of plaintiff's employment plus one year, are "material and necessary" for the prosecution of the action (CPLR 3101[a]).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT. ENTERED: APRIL 5, 2012 CLERK
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