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EBT grantedDecember 26, 2017

Avalon Radiology, P.C. v Interboro Ins. Co., 2017 NY Slip Op 51722(U)(App, Term 2d Dept. 2017)

“Insofar as is relevant to this appeal, upon denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and the branch of defendant’s cross motion seeking summary judgment dismissing the complaint, the Civil Court implicitly denied the branch of defendant’s cross motion seeking, in [*2]the alternative, to compel plaintiff to appear for an EBT.

As defendant’s moving papers established that defendant had served plaintiff with a notice for an EBT, which examination was material and necessary to defendant’s lack of medical necessity defense (see Great Wall Acupuncture, P.C. v General Assur. Co., 21 Misc 3d 45, 47 [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2008]), the branch of defendant’s motion seeking to compel plaintiff to appear for an EBT should have been granted (see CPLR 3101 [a]).”

I think the reason an EBT was pursued on appeal was that the radiologist signed an affidavit of merit.  It would have made for a fun 60 minute deposition.

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