Rebar Lathing Corp. v Century Maxim Constr. Corp.
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Gonzalez, P.J., Mazzarelli, Renwick, Richter, Gische, JJ.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Charles E. Ramos, J.), entered July 13, 2011, which, insofar as appealed from as limited by the briefs, denied that branch of defendants-appellants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's fourth cause of action as against defendant owner, unanimously affirmed, with costs.
Plaintiff subcontractor filed a valid mechanic's lien against the premises, which, given the absence of any contractual privity, provides a basis for its claim against the owner for trust violations under article 3-A of the Lien Law (see Lien Law § 71[a]; see Quantum Corporate Funding v L.P.G. Assoc., 246 AD2d 320, 322 [1st Dept 1998], lv denied 91 NY2d 814 ; see also Spectrum Painting Contrs., Inc. v Kreisler Borg Florman Gen. Constr. Co., Inc., 64 AD3d 565, 576 [2d Dept 2009]; Weber v Welch, 246 AD2d 782, 784 [3d Dept 1998]).
We have considered the owner's remaining contentions and find them unavailing.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
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