Putting the cart before the horse?October 27, 2016

New Way Acupuncture, P.C. v New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2016 NY Slip Op 51527(U)(App. Term 2d Dept, 2016)

“Defendant’s motion was properly denied, as defendant failed to establish, as a matter of law, that plaintiff’s assignor had failed to appear for duly scheduled independent medical examinations. Among other things, the affidavit attesting to the second failure to appear indicates, on its face, that it had been notarized before it was signed (see e.g. 97 NY Jur 2d, Summary Judgment, Etc. § 47 [proof in support of summary judgment must be in evidentiary form]).”

This is an interesting one.  The notarization occurred before the signature?  I am guessing the affiant’s signature was an original and the notary signature was a photocopy?  How was this determined?

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