Matter of Watch v Halloran

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Matter of Watch v Halloran 2011 NY Slip Op 06281 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on August 16, 2011
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORKAPPELLATE DIVISION : SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
MARK C. DILLON, J.P.
ANITA R. FLORIO
PLUMMER E. LOTT
JEFFREY A. COHEN, JJ.
2011-07188
(Index No. 17716/11)

[*1]In the Matter of John M. Watch, et al., appellants,

v

Daniel J. Halloran, et al., respondents.



 
DECISION & ORDER

In a proceeding pursuant to Election Law § 16-102 to invalidate a petition designating (1) Daniel J. Halloran and Jean Leavey as candidates in a primary election to be held on September 13, 2011, for the Republican Party positions of Male Member and Female Member of the Republican Party State Committee from the 25th Assembly District, respectively, (2) Daniel J. Halloran and Andre Pecot as candidates in a primary election to be held on September 13, 2011, for the Republican Party positions of Delegates to the Republican Judicial District Convention for the 11th Judicial District, (3) Steven Graves as a candidate in a primary election to be held on September 13, 2011, for the Republican Party position of Alternate Delegate to the Republican Judicial District Convention for the 11th Judicial District, and (4) Anthony Daddiego as a substituted candidate in a primary election to be held on September 13, 2011, for the Republican Party position of Male Member of the Republican Party State Committee from the 25th Assembly District, the petitioners appeal from a final order of the Supreme Court, Queens County (O'Donoghue, J.), dated August 8, 2011, which, upon granting the application of Daniel J. Halloran, Jean Leavey, Andre A. Pecot, Stephen Graves, and Anthony Daddiego to dismiss the petition to invalidate on the ground that service thereof was jurisdictionally defective, inter alia, dismissed the proceeding.

ORDERED that the final order is reversed, on the law, without costs or disbursements, the petition to invalidate is reinstated, and the matter is remitted to the Supreme Court, Queens County, for further proceedings in accordance herewith, to be conducted forthwith.

For the reasons stated in Matter of Nunziato v Messano (AD3d[decided herewith]), the final order of the Supreme Court must be reversed, the petition to invalidate reinstated, and the matter remitted to the Supreme Court, Queens County, to afford the petitioners an opportunity to submit evidence that service of the petition to invalidate was completed within the period prescribed by Election Law § 16-102(2) and, thereafter, if necessary, for further proceedings on the petition to invalidate (see also Matter of Littlewort v Board of Elections in City of N.Y., AD3d [decided herewith]).
DILLON, J.P., FLORIO, LOTT and COHEN, JJ., concur. [*2]

ENTER:

Matthew G. Kiernan

Clerk of the Court