SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, SECOND DEPARTMENT, 2d, 11th and 13th JUDICIAL DISTRICTS New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts
August 31, 2012
KAMARA SUPPLIES, INC. AS ASSIGNEE OF ISMELDA JIMENEZ,
CLARENDON INSURANCE COMPANY,
Appeal from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County (Carolyn E. Wade, J.), entered September 20, 2010.
Kamara Supplies, Inc. v Clarendon Ins. Co.
Appellate Term, Second Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the printed Official Reports.
Decided on August 31, 2012
PRESENT: PESCE, P.J., RIOS and ALIOTTA, JJ
The order, insofar as appealed from as limited by the brief, denied defendant's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
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, defendant appeals, as limited by its brief, from so much of an order of the Civil Court as denied its cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground of lack of medical necessity.
As the affirmed peer review report submitted by defendant in support of its cross motion failed to clearly establish a sufficient medical rationale and factual basis to demonstrate a lack of medical necessity for the supplies at issue (compare Delta Diagnostic Radiology, P.C. v Integon Natl. Ins. Co., 24 Misc 3d 136[A], 2009 NY Slip Op 51502[U] [App Term, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2009]; Delta Diagnostic Radiology, P.C. v American Tr. Ins. Co., 18 Misc 3d 128[A], 2007 NY Slip Op 52455[U] [App Term, 2d & 11th Jud Dists 2007]), defendant's cross motion was properly denied. Accordingly, the order, insofar as appealed from, is affirmed.
Pesce, P.J., Rios and Aliotta, JJ., concur.
Decision Date: August 31, 2012
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