DJ victoryDecember 16, 2015

Best Touch PT, P.C. v American Tr. Ins. Co.,2015 NY Slip Op 51789(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2015)

(1) October 23, 2011 accident. By order dated May 22, 2013, the Supreme Court (Julia I. Rodriguez, J.) granted ATIC’s motion for entry of a declaratory judgment, on default, declaring that ATIC was not obligated to pay any claims for no-fault benefits submitted by the parties named as defendants in the declaratory judgment action.

(2) In August 2013, plaintiff herein moved for summary judgment. Defendant cross-moved for summary judgment dismissing the complaint, contending that this action was barred by virtue of the May 22, 2013 order of the Supreme Court. Plaintiff did not oppose defendant’s cross motion. By order entered April 29, 2014, the Civil Court granted plaintiff’s motion and denied defendant’s cross motion.

(3)Based upon the May 22, 2013 order of the Supreme Court, this action is barred under the doctrine of res judicata

I recall that Judge Feinman said that since this was a First Department DJ, she did not have to follow it.  So silly.

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