Allstate EUO no-show casesJune 11, 2016
New Quality Med., P.C. v Allstate Ins. Co., 2016 NY Slip Op 50871(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2016)
Defendant’s contention that its cross motion for summary judgment should have been granted due to plaintiff’s failure to appear for duly scheduled EUOs lacks merit, as the Civil Court correctly found that defendant had failed to submit proof by someone with personal knowledge of the nonappearance of plaintiff for the EUOs in question (see Bright Med. Supply Co. v IDS Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 40 Misc 3d 130[A], 2013 NY Slip Op 51123[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2013]; Alrof, Inc. v Safeco Natl. Ins. Co., 39 Misc 3d 130[A], 2013 NY Slip Op 50458[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2013]). Since defendant failed to raise a triable issue of fact as to whether it had timely denied plaintiff’s claims (see 11 NYCRR 65-3.8 [a]; Westchester Med. Ctr. v Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co., 60 AD3d 1045 ), defendant’s contention that its papers were sufficient, at least, to raise a triable issue of fact as to whether plaintiff had failed to appear for the scheduled EUOs is irrelevant.
I have heard about the split in the courts regarding the Allstate mailing affidavit. Does this represent that?