New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, SECOND DEPARTMENT, 2d, 11th and 13th JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
May 14, 2012
MEGA SUPPLIES BILLING, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF ROBERTO C. PEREZ,
STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY,
Appeal from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County (Katherine A. Levine, J.), entered November 15, 2010. The order granted defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
Mega Supplies Billing, Inc. v State Farm Fire & Cas. Co.
Appellate Term, Second Department
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Decided on May 14, 2012
PRESENT: PESCE, P.J., RIOS and ALIOTTA, JJ
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs.
In this action by a provider to recover assigned first-party no-fault benefits, plaintiff appeals from an order of the Civil Court granting defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
Contrary to plaintiff's arguments on appeal, the affidavits submitted by defendant established that the examination under oath (EUO) scheduling letters and the denial of claim forms had been timely mailed (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]), and that plaintiff had failed to appear at either of the duly scheduled EUOs (see Stephen Fogel Psychological, P.C. v Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 35 AD3d 720 ). As the appearance of a provider at a duly scheduled EUO is a condition precedent to an insurer's liability on a policy (see Insurance Department Regulations [11 NYCRR] § 65-1.1; Stephen Fogel Psychological, P.C., 35 AD3d at 722; Crotona Hgts. Med., P.C. v Farm Family Cas. Ins. Co., 27 Misc 3d 134[A], 2010 NY Slip Op 50716[U] [App Term, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2010]), defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint was properly granted.
Accordingly, the order is affirmed.
Pesce, P.J., Rios and Aliotta, JJ., concur.
Decision Date: May 14,2012
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