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Suzanne Nieves v. New York City Housing Authority

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


June 21, 2012

SUZANNE NIEVES,
PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
v.
NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY,
DEFENDANT-RESPONDENT.

Nieves v New York City Hous. Auth.

Decided on June 21, 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.

Tom, J.P., Andrias, Friedman, Moskowitz, Renwick, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Judith J. Gische, J.), entered June 10, 2011, which, to the extent appealed from as limited by the briefs, granted defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint for failure to serve a timely notice of claim, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Plaintiff's service of an admittedly late notice of claim "was a nullity" (McGarty v City of New York, 44 AD3d 447, 448 [2007]), and her failure to seek a court order excusing such lateness within one year and 90 days after the date of the accident requires dismissal of the action (id.; see General Municipal Law §§ 50-e[5], 50-i[1][c]). We reject plaintiff's argument that defendant verbally agreed to waive any defense based upon her untimely notice of claim, and that such agreement was memorialized in the parties' stipulation.

We have considered plaintiff's remaining contentions and find them unavailing.

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

ENTERED: JUNE 21, 2012

DEPUTY CLERK

20120621

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