Stamford v Rubinoff

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Stamford v Rubinoff 2018 NY Slip Op 33002(U) November 26, 2018 Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 158765/2017 Judge: Adam Silvera Cases posted with a "30000" identifier, i.e., 2013 NY Slip Op 30001(U), are republished from various New York State and local government sources, including the New York State Unified Court System's eCourts Service. This opinion is uncorrected and not selected for official publication. [*[FrLEni!NEYr'YORK 1] ·couNli'Y .'CLERK ii 173 d/2t'fre<'"T'd~f-¥i4Aifif'':" 0 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 52 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 11/30/2018 . , ··--- -----------------~-x 158765(2017 101241018 MOTION DAT& Plaintiff, .·1 ~~:_ f IASMOTtoN22 INDEX NO. scon STAMFORD. ;· .. ''"•, PART HQN. AQAM §ILVIRA •PRESENT: - .v - ' SAUL RUBINOFF, YOUNSHANiSHING ". r f I'· · i l l . . lI;;.,-~~~ ~41Y KYSOl!F ~nu~ i 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 51 I . . · :·d~wMttTtREC~T'ION i, . .. .- .a read on this motion to/for t . 38, 119, 40, 003) J5, 37, · 1 r i . .. .,~~-;._ Upon the foregoing documents, it is ~that det\mdaftt ·~Rubtnoft!$ motion and . . . . '.~ . . ...· ..,. •.. . . · !defendant Younshan.Sheng~s. cross-motion, bothtt>-'t'earg~41ie ~tec.t·Here, 4efendantS seek f to reargue a prior motion which sought to chaA&e;tte.venw;j>f.this acti<m~ In .a I .. .. . . ' pnor decision ·. . !dated March 5, 2018 Jhereinafteu·eferr~ to as the·Yttw 9'eW..'~)~ the Comit~ the r lmotion on .. the grounds that the motor vehicle acci•t ·~:ilf:NewYorkCounty. l .-. r Defendalltg.aow move to reargue the Prior Deaisi~.~that;the:·~ourt m~hettcted the law and the facts. Plaintiff opposes, and defendant lqibinoff replies_ . . ; CPLR 222l(d)(2) permits a party to move:AJ(lea\reto 1'WP·adeeision upon a showing .. \ ' ~ ' . ': ~ ., . . that fue,court misapprehended the law in· renderinl•itmtial ~-;;;~A motion f6r leave to . ·~pursuant to CPLR 2221 is addressed to.tlwllOutld ~ ofthe court and may :be granted only upon a showing that.-llecourt overloo~ <>r:~hendoJ~ facts or ~law or ·• \" , for some reason mistakenly arrived at i~ eadietdeei&iOnr ftliri11t.P."Pahl &p#p. Corp. 1&P65/2017 STAMFORD, SCOl"l'vtt. RUBINOFF, SAUL Ill ' Motion No. 003 y [* 2] £(kiED: fNEW YORK COUNTY CLERK 11/30/2018 10 :·4'I<A.Mf NYSCEF DOC. NO. 52 i '"... ,,;.·•: ~ <' * 0 4 INDETu Nd*~ r5·S765/:iob**!\ RECEIVED NYSCEF: 11/30/2018 . .~; :~" 1Kassis, 182AD4d 22, 27 {l~~tl992), appeal denied in~lssed in part 80 N~2d I . .: ., ··.. . • . Il 005 (l992) (iutenutl ~".,mitted). l . .. Defendants argue .._.t&is Court ~-bdlb the law and the facts, as~ CPLR ! l§S03(a) 1!188 not amended~ plaintift'~<Jliis ~on. In opposition, plaintiff · Iargues thattheComtdid.·uot~b.e~··the;la\Y1Jr-iD.tbt·Ptiar Decision. Further,: : . ' ·-. ' ' .__. ·" ·~- !'~:;- ',•»-:_ I (Pb\intiffargU6f that there ia ne;~~judice to ~·by;·,...ittmg venue in New York ~ounty I . . •. tand·that venue should re.nm horefor1tle ~-ofthl!·wi~. I Despite; plaiatiffs:~d~W~rrect"hH1r~ that this Court I . . . . . .• . • . . . , .· . ·.. . . ' . jmtsapprehended the fa~ts.·~~OftbeQrighdmotm1' aswell ~the instant motion, the I ·. . . . .. . . . .. ~ 1Court ~that the date.the~~';~ - . . <werl<Mlkedc The Court °18 that '.CPLR §S03(a) was amended to adl·U,S~:~p~ortrial-..n-.,.11i.the county in which.j .. a --;'· subsiaatiafpa.rt-0f tbe·evenis''. •·•fi'Vinf.rlsotO tilt c~ ~~~-Gt. ifnone of the parties '1en ., ~ )resided in tlie i~ in any:countydesignat«1;bytbQs~~~-.ffire,itis undisputed that ~one of fthe parties resided itt New YorkCO\llllf, I . .t thcJ ti~s •tiPn was commenced. Thus, thi~ action . , . . • !was venued in New York·Count;y based Ui'9n,,O,'~~n of.., accident. However. defe~dants rarte correct that the amendment to CPLR·fS03(f1.)dil'uot~tllltil ! . ' ·- _. -_ '-.;, ,... I t .. * the-commencemienf of ' • tthis actiQn. In the·PriorDecis~·the Co\trt oY~:the fact .tbftt the instant aotion was, JQ<>mmenced on October 2, 201·7.·The'.~19.Cfllt1jiiU.), which permits venue to be t . ·•.· . . .. ·;· ' I \based~ thelQGatjon'O{·thlf~ide*14 did notlO•~ltAt@Jktober 23, 2017. As ~uch, at I ' ·- \,,_,'• '• I 1',tinnftheinstant action was COriunenCed, ~·s'notppeily. based upon the locati~n of . ithe accident. As venue was llOt#oper, tlte n.iotion '*1~ are granted. I, I l . , • . .·• ..• . , .· . .. -.;. ' . .. '·• ., , The Court notes that~also . . . . ~~'.renwn in New York dounty !based upon the oonvenience~~.wi~•.~~"\t1t4~f!\j~.a moti<>tlmade I I -~~ I .1181tsnt11 .. srMIFORo, tcon va.~/IAVt. •. l' Motion No.· Of3 I . .. J' [* 3] ~YSCEF .AM DOC. NO. 52 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 11/30/2018 ' , <' - .' - , :- ~< ~ ·. i ;pursuant to CPLR §S10(3)i•movant-bears the burden of~ tliat the conventence t".... \.. _-<. ·,·· . ' ·C 1of material witnesses·woUld.i.:~r.served by the c~,..Sbpwing must include (I~ the i . -. . tidentity of the proposed~' (2) the~ in wltietithey~l be inconvenien~d b~ a I i . \trial in the'COUllty in which fh(,;.l!ldtionwas commenced,.(3) that the witnesses have been 1~ fcontacte4 and .-eaV-U$ble ~ willing t<rtestifY _ :. .vant, ( 4) the nature of the anti~ipated ! . -- . [testimony, and (5) the . . .r·ill-'wbi(fh ~~Iii:~ is material to.the issues ~sed i . . . . ; . [in the case''. Carde>na v Agge-~}f~tng, !~.,. f8<.hA024 S12;•S72 (I st Dep't 1992). H~re, ~laintiff ~~ly that~~~-~ lt'WOuld be diffiault 00: get the i , ·. . ' .. . .... - . - . ' . - ' . I )officers to testify in·Rocldand Uowty.:ffowev~, ~- ~~nts fail to meet plaintiff's ~urden.. MditionaUy"the ~~--~-~·--,~-~l woul4 testify i • :. ·.. , .' .;;:.~- ' . . ~ I fand ·re~ an txh!Pi~J.~Gfe ~ ~~-~~ 114. Such ·Exhibit 1 Was not r.led with the Court anii ~as not a~to .phd. · • . •· . ''. • ·papers. As plaintiff failed to I '°:>· . .- '~ . .' ·..,._.~' • ~thllttbe~~~~i.~servedin~Y"fk b,unty, deferadant·R.-.c_:~s_.<~. '" _; :;,~. nht~~~ion, toi"eargue, arei • rl :_ -~~~,. - "" tedlllldven•~~Cbmty. ! A"°rdingly, it is OlIDERED1.that ~ ~.·.·· J . . . . .. the.·. Q> . .·· . · ..urt.· ... t . , .. .• G~~~4df. . . ;'V~~ . . · · -· .· . _'. . ·~ispanted;l$nditis ..•.•..... .···· ORDERED that, witlfin \ttirty (hlysof~~ Saul Rubinoff shall serve a 1copy . ·~ ! is granted anq, upon ~,.~orde.r.1~ ...~.;.:._: •·•· .'S~{~.14r.W.·. iti·s· furth.er. . .·.· . .•. . .... . .• '. . ; if. .· bfI this ordet."~n .au~.• 1·''~. ·. . · C-* ~·-.•.···~.'.:. 1. . ,•~A~.:. ',.fulitber• I ' . : ,'< ~•. Saul. R.ubjtio.,,motion ;w·'.reaigue ~-. I. ,, ....--~ ~"'¥' ORDEUP that ' ' HU,~. ...,... ., , , i.11171512017 .. . 1 '. • ~e.~'._ofUU~aetioa is ·--·~&uft to,theSuprem~ Court, i . I STNllPoRo; scj.fl•W:fWlll•OftF;llAUL M . f Motion No. 003 ~"' ·· · f .. 3 of'i4 /' :~·;. t t· . , ._ , Y:oRi·4d8riGi:Y·'EtE:ff',,±'17S:&fM!a · 10 =4'i"xilr [*[FrLEnY!NEt!J1 4] NYSCEF DOC. NO: 52 I RECEIVED NYSCEF: 11/30/2018 ,County of ROQkland; and itm~ ()R.l)BlliD that' the tz~ic of thls Co.urt shall tr.-tfie,~,jn this actioo to the cCletk of ' • "¥ . ' . ' ~ • . ' . ., ; . . ~. ,,1,. ! • • ~.shall mark aa:iiecotm to .reflect such transfet; and it I\the Supreme Court; Co~ty . 4f.Rockland . .· ·. . . . . . rfurther I1 ·· , QRDERED that, within: 30 .days from •. . . ~dµs:ofder, counsel for movant shall: serve a . • . ·.. • . ,. ; icoPY of this order with· tt9tSe· of entry uporf•;~ ·Qf.~lbis,~/$h4U;pay the appropriate i. . . ·... . .· ,'· ·t'.. . .• /,:- . . . . . [transfer~ if any~ and· •It contact ·;die ....- td·ttte CJei'k:qt this Court and coo~rate in '~ : . ·,. ' ,. ...... '. '~~. ' ! i ~ffectuating the transfer; and it is ~t ' ' I .· ' . ' ' . I ORDERED that the Clerk of the. Court ~~~'tle·trtuisfer of th.e file in thi~ action f !with the Clerk of the Supreme CoJUt;'Rockl-4 C'1.aty,.,so :118 t0' CUSlllC $1 efficient tranSfer and 1 I . . . . r . · ·' repraau~ (nurumize insofar as practical the ' l . . 1 . . . ' •' .•. '. ,, ' . .. . ' ' . . I • ,..., ~ ,!n,duding· with regard ito any .. '· ",, J ..· pocumel)ts that may be in digital· fol'mat; and it is· ~et •.· " : • • • ; . i r ~e procedures set forth in the Protocol.· on~ <;.~tJSe and Cmm.ty Clerk Procedures for j , ,·A: I v ipectronically Filed Cases (acc~ble at~"~~,,. page on·tl:le court's ~site at the ~ddress i rww.nyco.urts.gov/supctmanh). This constitutes the Decision/Order of ti. Cdurt., I . {)J IU' i • .. . ! I A~VERA. J.S.C. APPLICATION: CHICK tF APPA~TE: 1187.ff/2017 S-T,MFORO, SCOTT vs. RUBINOFF, $AUL. M Mottoft:Ho. oos . 4 of A ·. 0 OTHER 0 RIFEflENCE I .. , ,.;;;.