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EUO no showJuly 20, 2020

Kemper Independence Ins. Co. v Cornerstone Chiropractic, P.C., 2020 NY Slip Op 03876 (1st Dept. 2020)

“The claimants’ failure to subscribe and return the transcripts of their examinations under oath (EUOs) violated a condition precedent to coverage and warranted denial of the claims (see Hereford Ins. Co. v Forest Hills Med., P.C., 172 AD3d 567 [1st Dept 2019]). This is so notwithstanding plaintiff’s failure to present proof of proper delivery of the denials (see Unitrin Advantage Ins. Co. v Bayshore Physical Therapy, PLLC, 82 AD3d 559, 560 [1st Dept 2011], lv denied 17 NY3d 705 [2011]).

Plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment on the additional ground that defendants failed to appear at two scheduled EUOs (see Hertz Vehs. LLC v Significant Care, PT, P.C., 157 AD3d 600 [1st Dept 2018]; Mapfre Ins. Co. of N.Y. v Manoo, 140 AD3d 468 [1st Dept 2016], appeal withdrawn 29 NY3d 995 [2017]). Considering the brevity of the delay and JS’s ultimate failure to appear, we find that plaintiff’s “one-day tardiness in issuing its follow-up request for the EUO scheduled for” JS was “a technical defect excusable under 11 NYCRR 65-3.5(p)” (Z.M.S. & Y. Acupuncture, P.C. v Geico Gen. Ins. Co., 56 Misc 3d 926, 930 [Civ Ct, Kings County 2017]).”

65-3.5(p) – was this what DFS mean?

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