|Medcare Supply, Inc. v Global Liberty Ins.|
|2020 NY Slip Op 50231(U) [66 Misc 3d 146(A)]|
|Decided on February 14, 2020|
|Appellate Term, Second Department|
|Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.|
|This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the printed Official Reports.|
Law Office of Jason Tenenbaum, P.C. (Jason Tenenbaum and Shaaker Bhuiyan of counsel), for appellant. Law Offices of Ilona Finkelshteyn, P.C., for respondent (no brief filed).
Appeal from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County (Sharon Bourne-Clarke, J.), entered October 16, 2018. The order granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and denied defendant's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.
ORDERED that the order is reversed, with $30 costs, plaintiff's motion for summary judgment is denied and defendant's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint is granted.
In this action by a provider to recover assigned first-party no-fault benefits, defendant appeals from an order of the Civil Court which granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, and denied defendant's cross motion which had sought summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that plaintiff's assignor had failed to appear for duly scheduled independent medical examinations (IMEs).
Defendant's moving papers demonstrated, prima facie, that defendant had timely mailed both the IME scheduling letters and the denial of claim form (see St. Vincent's Hosp. of Richmond v Government Empls. Ins. Co., 50 AD3d 1123 ), and that plaintiff's assignor had failed to appear for the duly scheduled IMEs (see Stephen Fogel Psychological, P.C. v Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 35 AD3d 720 ). In opposition, plaintiff proffered an affirmation by its assignor's counsel, who did not assert that she possessed personal knowledge of [*2]the facts. Consequently, plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact in opposition to defendant's motion (see Zuckerman v City of New York, 49 NY2d 557 ).
WESTON, J.P., ALIOTTA and SIEGAL, JJ., concur.