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Discovery granted/ Owner hailed into an EBTJuly 31, 2017

Dana Chiropractic, P.C. v USAA Cas. Ins. Co., 2017 NY Slip Op 50944(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2017)

(1) “In this action by a provider to recover assigned first-party no-fault benefits, plaintiff appeals from an order of the Civil Court which granted defendant’s cross motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant to CPLR 3126 or, in the alternative, to compel plaintiff to respond to its discovery demands, to the extent of compelling plaintiff to produce plaintiff’s owner for an examination before trial, and, in effect, continued plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment pending the completion of discovery (see CPLR 3212 [f]).”

(2) “Contrary to plaintiff’s contention, defendant is entitled to an examination before trial of plaintiff’s owner (see CPLR 3101 [a]; see also Midwood Acupuncture, P.C. v State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 21 Misc 3d 144[A], 2008 NY Slip Op 52468[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d & 11th Jud Dists 2008]; Great Wall Acupuncture v State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 20 Misc 3d 136[A], 2008 NY Slip Op 51529[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d & 11th Jud Dists 2008]). ”

A sufficient showing was made warranting the owner to come in for an EBT

 

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