Karten v Alvarez & Son Transp., Inc.
2008 NY Slip Op 08711 [56 AD3d 528]
November 12, 2008
Appellate Division, Second Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
As corrected through Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Joseph Karten, Appellant,
Alvarez and Son Transportation, Inc., et al., Respondents.

[*1] Joseph Karten, Mamaroneck, N.Y., appellant pro se.

Alan I. Lamer, Elmsford, N.Y. (Fiedelman & McGaw, Jericho, N.Y. [Andrew Zajac], of counsel), for respondents.

In an action to recover damages for injury to property, the plaintiff appeals, as limited by his brief, (1) from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Westchester County (Smith, J.), dated April 20, 2007, as denied his cross motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability, and (2) from so much of an order of the same court dated July 26, 2007, as denied that branch of his motion which was for leave to renew the cross motion for summary judgment.

Ordered that the orders are affirmed insofar as appealed from, with one bill of costs.

On January 12, 2006 the plaintiff's motor vehicle was involved in a rear-end collision with a truck operated by the defendant Francisco Del-Villar, on First Avenue in Manhattan. After the plaintiff commenced the present action, he cross-moved for summary judgment on the issue of liability. In support of his cross motion, the plaintiff failed to make a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by tendering sufficient evidence to demonstrate the absence of any triable issue of fact (see Tutrani v County of Suffolk, 10 NY3d 906, 908 [2008]; Johnson v First Student, Inc., 54 AD3d 492 [2008]; Nichols v Turner, 6 AD3d 1009, 1012 [2004]). Furthermore, in support of that branch of his subsequent motion which was for leave to renew, the plaintiff failed to offer any new facts not offered on the prior motion (see Worrell v Parkway Estates, LLC, 43 AD3d 436, 437 [2007]). Therefore, the Supreme Court properly denied both motions. Skelos, J.P., Angiolillo, Balkin and Chambers, JJ., concur.