S & L Med. P.C. v MVAIC
Decided on November 5, 2010
APPELLATE TERM OF THE SUPREME COURT, FIRST DEPARTMENT
PRESENT: Schoenfeld, J.P., Shulman, Hunter, Jr., JJ
S & L Medical P.C., a/a/o Julio Ceasar, Plaintiff-Respondent,
Defendant appeals from a judgment of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx
County (Fernando Tapia, J.), entered June 2, 2009, after a nonjury trial, in favor of plaintiff and
awarding it no-fault benefits in the principal sum of $7,484.29.
Judgment (Fernando Tapia, J.), entered June 2, 2009, affirmed, without costs.
The trial evidence, fairly interpreted, supports the verdict in favor of plaintiff awarding it assigned first-party no-fault benefits. While MVAIC was not precluded by its conceded untimely denial of plaintiff's claim from asserting the defense that plaintiff's assignor was not qualified to receive no-fault benefits (see Matter of MVAIC v Interboro Med. Care & Diagnostic PC, 73 AD3d 667 ), MVAIC failed to establish that defense at trial.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE COURT.
Decision Date: November 05, 2010