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American Cybersystems, Inc., Plaintiff-Respondent v. Global Risk Management

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


May 17, 2012

AMERICAN CYBERSYSTEMS, INC., PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
GLOBAL RISK MANAGEMENT, LLC, ET AL., DEFENDANTS, DAVID C. ZAKHEIM, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

American Cybersystems, Inc. v Global Risk Mgt., LLC

Decided on May 17, 2012

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Mazzarelli, J.P., Catterson, Renwick, Abdus-Salaam, Manzanet-Daniels, JJ.

Order and amended order, Supreme Court, New York County (Emily Jane Goodman, J.), entered October 20, 2010 and October 29, 2010, respectively, which, insofar as appealed from as limited by the briefs, denied defendant David C. Zakheim's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the third cause of action, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

The IAS Court properly denied the motion to dismiss the third cause of action for rent and other charges allegedly owed under a document executed by defendant Zakheim, guaranteeing the payment of all charges owed by defendant Global Risk Management, LLC to the nonparty overtenant under a sublease. Subsequent to the execution of the guaranty, the overtenant assigned the lease to plaintiff. Given that the limited guaranty contained no express provision prohibiting assignment, and the sublease expressly permitted assignment, Zakheim failed to show that the cause of action against him does not fit within any cognizable legal theory (see Cardarelli v Scodek Constr. Corp., 304 AD2d 894, 895 [2003]; WHCS Real Estate Ltd. Partnership v 1610 O.C.R. Operating, 232 AD2d 548 [1996], lv dismissed 91 NY2d 849 [1997]).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: MAY 17, 2012

CLERK

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