Affinity Elmwood Gateway Props., LLC v AJC Props. LLC

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Affinity Elmwood Gateway Props., LLC v AJC Props. LLC 2015 NY Slip Op 05377 Decided on June 19, 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 19, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SMITH, J.P., PERADOTTO, CARNI, VALENTINO, AND WHALEN, JJ.
812 CA 14-02149

[*1]AFFINITY ELMWOOD GATEWAY PROPERTIES, LLC, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,

v

AJC PROPERTIES LLC, ET AL., DEFENDANTS, EVELYN BENCINICH, SUSAN M. DAVIS, STEVEN GATHERS, ANGELINE C. GENOVESE, SANDRA GIRAGE, ANDREW B. LANE AND LORENZ M. WUSTNER, DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS.



ARTHUR J. GIACALONE, EAST AURORA, FOR DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS.

LIPPES, MATHIAS, WEXLER, FRIEDMAN, LLP, BUFFALO (BRENDAN H. LITTLE OF COUNSEL), FOR PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT.



Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Erie County (John A. Michalek, J.), entered November 13, 2014. The order denied a motion by defendants Evelyn Bencinich, Susan M. Davis, Steven Gathers, Angeline C. Genovese, Sandra Girage, Lorenz M. Wustner, and Andrew B. Lane to settle the consolidated record on appeal.

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.

Memorandum: Defendants-appellants (defendants) appeal from an order denying their motion to settle the consolidated record on appeal by excluding the 10-day trial transcript. We affirm. Contrary to defendants' contention, their appeal does not merely concern "exceptions to rulings on questions of law" such that no transcript is required (CPLR 5525 [b]). Rather, because "this appeal will necessarily involve questions of fact, an appeal without a transcript is not appropriate" (Robinson & Carpenter v Gangl , 31 AD2d 665, 666). "In the absence of a stipulation by the parties to the contrary, the court was required under CPLR 5525 to settle only a complete trial transcript" (Rush v Insogna , 170 AD2d 753, 753).

Entered: June 19, 2015

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court