Appeal from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County (Wavny Toussaint, J.), entered August 14, 2009.
Raz Acupuncture, P.C. v New S. Ins. Co.
Appellate Term, Second Department
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PRESENT: WESTON, J.P., PESCE and RIOS, JJ
The order, insofar as appealed from as limited by the brief, granted the branches of defendant's cross motion seeking summary judgment dismissing the first, second, third and fifth causes of action.
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, plaintiff appeals, as limited by its brief, from so much of an order of the Civil Court as granted the branches of defendant's cross motion seeking summary judgment dismissing the first, second, third and fifth causes of action.
The affidavits submitted by defendant in support of its cross motion for summary judgment established that defendant had timely denied (see St. Vincent's Hosp. of Richmond v Government Empls. Ins. Co., 50 AD3d 1123 ; Delta Diagnostic Radiology, P.C. v Chubb Group of Ins., 17 Misc 3d 16 [App Term, 2d & 11th Jud Dists 2007]) plaintiff's claims on the ground that the unpaid portion exceeded the amount permitted by the workers' compensation fee schedule. Moreover, defendant demonstrated that it had fully paid plaintiff for the services in accordance with the workers' compensation fee schedule (see Great Wall Acupuncture, P.C. v GEICO Ins. Co., 26 Misc 3d 23 [App Term, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2009]). Accordingly, the order, insofar as appealed from, is affirmed.
Weston, J.P., Pesce and Rios, JJ., concur.
Decision Date: May 11, 2012
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