June 12, 2013
Madison Realty Capital, L.P., respondent,
Broken Angel, LLC, et al., defendants, Arthur Wood, appellant. Index No. 28044/09
Arthur Wood, Brooklyn, N.Y., appellant pro se.
Kriss & Feuerstein LLP, New York, N.Y. (Jerold C. Feuerstein and Kristine L. Grinberg of counsel), for respondent.
WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P. JOHN M. LEVENTHAL SANDRA L. SGROI ROBERT J. MILLER, JJ.
DECISION & ORDER
In an action to foreclose a mortgage, the defendant Arthur Wood appeals from a judgment of foreclosure and sale of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Bayne, J.), dated January 10, 2012, which, inter alia, directed the sale of the subject premises.
ORDERED that the appeal is dismissed, without costs or disbursements.
As a general rule, we do not consider an issue on a subsequent appeal which was raised or could have been raised in an earlier appeal which was dismissed for lack of prosecution, although this Court has the inherent jurisdiction to do so (see Rubeo v National Grange Mut. Ins. Co., 93 N.Y.2d 750; Bray v Cox, 38 N.Y.2d 350). The defendant Arthur Wood appealed from an order dated August 5, 2010, which granted a motion by the plaintiff for, inter alia, summary judgment on the complaint in this mortgage foreclosure action. However, that appeal was dismissed by decision and order on motion of this Court dated April 26, 2011, for failure to timely perfect. We decline to exercise our discretion to determine the merits of the instant appeal, which raises the same issues that could have been raised on the appeal from the order granting the plaintiff's motion, inter alia, for summary judgment (see Bray v Cox, 38 N.Y.2d at 353-356).
MASTRO, J.P., LEVENTHAL, SGROI and MILLER, JJ., concur.