Matter of County of Monroe v Shah

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Matter of County of Monroe v Shah 2015 NY Slip Op 04998 Decided on June 12, 2015 Appellate Division, Fourth Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law ยง 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on June 12, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, CARNI, LINDLEY, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ.
657 CA 14-01888

[*1]IN THE MATTER OF COUNTY OF MONROE, PETITIONER-PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT-APPELLANT,

v

NIRAV R. SHAH, M.D., M.P.H., COMMISSIONER, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, RESPONDENTS-DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS-RESPONDENTS.

Appeal and cross appeal from a judgment (denominated order) of the Supreme Court, Monroe County (William P. Polito, J.), entered July 3, 2014 in a CPLR article 78 proceeding and a declaratory judgment action. The judgment, among other things, annulled respondents-defendants' February 20, 2014 and March 6, 2014 denial of petitioner-plaintiff's reimbursement claims.



ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ALBANY (VICTOR PALADINO OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENTS-DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS-RESPONDENTS.

WHITEMAN OSTERMAN & HANNA LLP, ALBANY (CHRISTOPHER E. BUCKEY OF COUNSEL), NANCY ROSE STORMER, P.C., UTICA, AND BOND SCHOENECK & KING, PLLC, FOR PETITIONER-PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT-APPELLANT.



It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously modified on the law by denying the petition-complaint in its entirety and granting judgment in favor of respondents-defendants as follows:

It is ADJUDGED and DECLARED that section 61 of part D of section 1 of chapter 56 of the Laws of 2012 has not been shown to be unconstitutional,

and as modified the judgment is affirmed without costs (see Matter of County of Chautauqua v Shah [appeal No. 1], 126 AD3d 1317).

Entered: June 12, 2015

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court