CMS v Skyline Eng'g, L.L.C.

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CMS v Skyline Eng'g, L.L.C. 2018 NY Slip Op 33286(U) December 11, 2018 Supreme Court, New York County Docket Number: 653112/2015 Judge: Lucy Billings 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. [* 1] INDEX NO. 653112/2015 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 445 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/18/2018 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF. NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK: PART 46 ---------------------------------------x CMS, RISK MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS LLC and COMPLETE PROPERTIES, INC., Index No. 653112/2015 · Plaintiffs - against - DECISION AND ORDER SKYLINE ENGINEERING, L.L.C., RGB GROUP, INC., EUROCRAFT CONTRACTING LLC, DUBINSKY CONSULTING ENGINEER P.C., ELIEZER DUBINSKY, P.E., AVISHAY I. MAZOR, P.E., JOHN C. BECKER, P.E., BECKER ENGINEERING, P.C., CARL STEIN, R.A., ELEMENTAL ARCHITECTURE, LLC, 132W26 OWNER LLC, PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., AGL INDUSTRIES INC., CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT LI CORP., and CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT CORP., Defendants ---------------------------------------x LUCY BILLINGS, J.S.C.: Defendant 132W26 Owner LLC moves to consolidate this action for the purposes of disclosure with six other actions in this court: Harleysville Insurance Company a/s/o 130 West 26th Street Artist Housing Development Fund Corporation v. Sklyine Engineering, L.L.C., et al., Index Number 151359/2017; 130 w. 26th Street Housing Development Fund Corporation v. 132W26 Owner LLC, et al., Index Number 151743/2017; 132 W26 Owner, LLC v. Paramount Builders Contracting Corp., et al., Index Number 152184/2017; Thirteen Group LLC d/b/a Tre Dici v. Skyline Engineering, L.L.C. et al., Index Number 152602/2017; Pacific Indemnity Insurance Company a/s/o Tina D. Difeliciantonio and Jane Wagner v. Paramount Builders Contracting Corp. and 132 W26 cmsrisk.d 18 1 2 of 7 [* 2] INDEX NO. 653112/2015 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 445 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/18/2018 ·• Owner LLC, Index Number 153848/2017; and Paramount Builders Contracting Corp. v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company. et al., Index Number 652674/2017. C.P.L.R. § 602(a). Since the plaintiffs in each action all seek damages arising from allegedly negligent construction and excavation work at 132 West 26th Street, New York County, the actions share common questions of law and fact, warranting consolidation. Yoon Jung Kirn v. Gahee An, 150 A.D.3d 590, 594 (1st Dep't 2017); Karg v. Kern, 125 A.D.3d 527, 529 (1st Dep't 2015); Plot Realty LLC V. Desilva, 45 A.D.3d 312, 313 (1st Dep't 2007). Consolidation further serves the interests of judicial economy because the actions to be consolidated are at similar stages of disclosure and involve overlapping disclosure, and no party opposes consolidation or demonstrates any prejudice from consolidation. Walls v. Prestige Mgt., Inc., 59 A.D.3d 311, 311 (1st Dep't 2009); Arncan Holdings. Inc. v. Torys LLP, 32 A.D.3d 337, 339 (1st Dep't 2006); Geneva Temps. Inc. v. New World Communities. Inc., 24 A.D.3d 332, 334 (1st Dep't 2005). The court therefore grants defendant 132 W26 Owner LLC's unopposed motion to consolidate the six other actions with this action under its Index Number for the purposes of disclosure. C.P.L.R. § 602(a). The consolidated actions shall bear the following caption: SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK: PART 46 ---------------------------------------x CMS, RISK MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS LLC and COMPLETE PROPERTIES, INC., Action No. 1 Plaintiffs cmsrisk.d18 Index No. 653112/2015 2 3 of 7 [* 3] INDEX NO. 653112/2015 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 445 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/18/2018 - against SKYLINE ENGINEERING, L.L.C., RGB GROUP INC., EUROCRAFT CONTRACTING LLC, DUBINSKY CONSULTING· ENGINEER P.C., ELIEZER DUBINSKY, P.E., AVISHAY I. MAZOR p . E . JOHN c. BECKER p . E . BECKER ENGINEERING, P.C., CARL STEIN, R.A., ELEMENTAL ARCHITECTURE, LLC, 132W26 OWNER LLC, PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., AGL INDUSTRIES INC., CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT LI CORP., and CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT CORP., I I I I Defendants ---------------------------------------x -~-------------------------------------x HARLEYSVILLE INSURANCE COMPANY a/s/o 130 WEST 26TH STREET ARTIST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION, Plaintiffs Action No. 2 -againstSKYLINE ENGINEERING, L.L.C., RGB GROUP· INC., EUROCRAFT"CONTRACTING LLC, DUBINSKY CONSULTING ENGINEER, P.C., ELIEZER DUBINSKY, P.E., AVISHAY I. MAZOR, P.E., JOHN C. BECKER, P.E., BECKER ENGINEERING, P.C., CARL STEIN, R.A., ELEMENTAL ARCHITECTURE, LLC, 132W26 OWNER, _LLC, STEVEN ANCONA, JACK ANCONA, FLATIRON REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC, PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., AGL INDUSTRIES INC., CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT LI CORP., and CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT CORP. I Defendants ---------------------------------------x ---------------------------------------x 130 W. 26TH STREET HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION, SHELBY ROSS, CLIFFORD ENRIGHT, ANDREW BLACKMAN, SUSAN BUTTENWEISER, MARIA QUIROGA, DAN ZMOLIK, JAY GARDNER, JEANNE KOENIG, cmsrisk.d18 Index No. 151359/2017 3 4 of 7 [* 4] INDEX NO. 653112/2015 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 445 - ""' RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/18/2018 TINA DIFELICIANTONIO, and JANE WAGNER, Plaintiffs Index No. 151743/2017 Action No. 3 - against 132W26 OWNER LLC, STEVEN ANCONA, JACK ANCONA, FLATIRON REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC, SKYLINE ENGINEERING, LLC, RGB GROUP INC., RENZO G. BARSALLO, P.E., EUROCRAFT CONTRACTING LLC, DUBINSKY CONSULTING ENGINEER, P.C., ELIEZER DUBINSKY, P.E., AVISHAY I. MAZOR, P.E., BECKER ENGINEERING, P.C., qOHN S. BECKER, P.E., CARL STEIN, R.A., ELEMENTAL ARCHITECTURE, LLC, PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., AGL INDUSTRIES, INC., CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT LI CORP, CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT CORP., NATIONWIDE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE co., and STATE NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendants ---------------------------------------x ---------------------------------------x Index No. 152184/2017 132 W26 OWNER, LLC, Action No. 4 Plaintiff - against PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., RGB GROUP INC., AVISHAY I. MAZOR, P.E., and BECKER ENGINEERING, P.C., Defendants ---------------------------------------x ---------------------------------------x THIRTEEN GROUP LLC d/b/a TRE DIC!, Action No. 5 Plaintiff - against SKYLINE ENGINEERING, L.L.C., RGB GROUP INC., EUROCRAFT CONTRACTING LLC, DUBINSKY CONSULTING ENGINEER, P.C., cmsrisk.d 18 Index No. 152602/2017 4 5 of 7 [* 5] INDEX NO. 653112/2015 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 445 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/18/2018 ELIEZER DUBINSKY, P.E., BECKER ENGINEERING, P.C., CARL STEIN, R.A., ELEMENTAL ARCHITECTURE, LLC, 132W26 OWNER LLC, PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., AGL INDUSTRIES INC., CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT LI CORP., and CPG CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT CORP. I Defendants ---------------------------------------x ---------------------------------------x PACIFIC INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY a/s/o TINA D. DIFELICIANTONIO and JANE WAGNER, Index No. 153848/2017 Action No. 6 Plaintiffs - against PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP. and 132 W26 OWNER LLC, Defendants ---------------------------------------x PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., Third Party Plaintiff -againstSKYLINE ENGINEERING·, LLC, RGB GROUP INC., AVISHAY I. MAZOR, PE, EUROCRAFT CONTRACTING LLC, BECKER ENGINEERING, PC, DUBINSKY CONSULTING ENGINEERING, PC, and AGL INDUSTRIES INC., Third Party Defendants ---------------------------------------x ---------------------------------------x PARAMOUNT BUILDERS CONTRACTING CORP., Action No. 7 Plaintiff - against cmsrisk.d18 Index No. 652674/2017 5 6 of 7 [* 6] INDEX NO. 653112/2015 NYSCEF DOC. NO. 445 RECEIVED NYSCEF: 12/18/2018 NATIONWIDE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, RGB GROUP INC., 132 W26 OWNER LLC, FLATIRON REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, JACK ANCONA, and STEVEN ANCbNA, Defendants ---------------------------------------x The pleadings in the seven actions shall remain the pleadings in the consolidated action. Defendant 132 W26 Owner LLC shall serve this order with notice of entry on all parties and deliver this order with notice of entry to the County Clerk (60 Centre Street, Room 141B), who shall consolidate the files in the seven actions for the) purposes of disclosure and record the consolidation. All parties shall appear in Part 46, Room 204, 71 Thomas Street, New York County, on January 17, 2019, at 2:15 p.m. for a status conference. DATED: December 11, 2018 LUCY BILLINGS, J.S.C. cmsrisk.d 18 6 7 of 7