The additional verification paradigm (again)September 4, 2019
Right Aid Med. Supply Corp. v State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2019 NY Slip Op 51409(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2015)
“At a nonjury trial held on February 26, 2016, the Civil Court noted that the only issue to be determined was whether plaintiff had provided the requested verification, stated that the burden was on plaintiff, and directed plaintiff to call its first witness. Plaintiff did not call any witnesses, arguing that the burden was on defendant to first establish that it had not received the requested verification. With no testimony having been presented, the Civil Court found for defendant on the ground that plaintiff had failed to demonstrate that it had provided the requested verification. Plaintiff appeals from a judgment entered March 21, 2016, dismissing the complaint.”
This is at most the follow-up to the Travelers case of last week.