February 13, 2014
In re Jerzy Maksymowicz, Petitioner-Appellant,
Richard Weisman, Defendant-Respondent.
Jerzy Maksymowicz, appellant pro se.
Gonzalez, P.J., Sweeny, Richter, Manzanet-Daniels, Clark, JJ.
Appeal from order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Howard H. Sherman, J.), entered on or about December 14, 2012, which declined to sign an order to show cause, unanimously dismissed, without costs, as taken from a nonappealable order.
Supreme Court's refusal to sign the subject order to show cause is not appealable (CPLR 5701[a]; see e.g. Naval v American Arbitration Assn., 83 A.D.3d 423 [1st Dept 2011]).
In any event, the court properly declined to sign the order since petitioner sought to enforce a prior order, dated February 2, 2006, which contains no directive that petitioner may enforce. Rather, the order merely approved the sale of the property at issue by the coguardian of the owner and guardian of the property. It did not require that the property be sold, nor did it recognize that petitioner was entitled to proceeds from the sale of that property. Furthermore, the court correctly observed that petitioner is collaterally estopped from raising his arguments in light of an order, in related proceedings, in which the court canceled and discharged petitioner's mechanic's lien on the same property; that order was affirmed by this Court (see Weisman v Maksymowicz, 109 A.D.3d 768 [1st Dept 2013]).