Failure to provide proof of Medicare status kills post-verdict interestApril 17, 2015

Torres v Visto Realty Corp., 2015 NY Slip Op 03255 (1st Dept. 2015)

“Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Lizbeth Gonzalez, J.), entered April 4, 2014, which upon defendant’s motion, vacated the portions of the judgment, same court and Justice, entered November 21, 2013, awarding plaintiff interest, costs, and disbursements, and attorneys’ fees, if any, as calculated in the judgment, vacated all future interests, costs, disbursements, and attorneys’ fees, if any, accrued after entry of the judgment, ordered that no further interest, costs, disbursements and attorneys’ fees, if any, are to accrue, ordered plaintiff’s counsel to provide a Satisfaction of Judgment to defendant’s counsel and file an amended or modified judgment in the amount of $200,000 within 20 days, and ordered plaintiff to provide an affidavit that he is not and was not a Medicare recipient at the time of the accident within 30 days, unanimously affirmed, without costs.”

“Contrary to plaintiff’s contention, the court properly found that plaintiff did not satisfy his obligations under CPLR 5003-a, since he failed to provide defendant with the information relating to his Medicare status that defendant requires to comply with its reporting obligations under 42 USC § 1395y”


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