Monthly Archives: July 2016

DiPizio Constr. Co., Inc. v Erie Canal Harbor Dev. Corp., 2612/2013, 4/7/2016 (Walker, J.)

Motion for recusal; trial court is the sole arbiter of recusal; high standard of review required for recusal. By Nora Boujida | Staff Member Plaintiff, DiPizio Construction Company, Inc., and Defendant, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, entered into a construction … Continue reading

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U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. DLJ Mortg. Capital, Index No. 654147/2012, 3/29/2016 (Friedman, J.)

Motion to Dismiss; Statute of Limitations; Timely Commencement of Actions; Breach of Contract; Conditions Precedent. By: James Clarke | Staff Writer Plaintiff U.S. Bank Nat’t Ass’n, Defendant DLJ Mortg. Capital, and Defendant Ameriquest Mortg. Co. were signatories to a Pooling … Continue reading

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Matter of Excelsior v. Assessor, Town of Amherst, 2016 NY Slip OP 50530(U), 51 Misc. 3d 1210(A), 2/1/2016 (Walker, J.)

Tax Certiorari Proceeding; The Comparable Sales Method of Evaluation; The Income Capitalization Approach By: Michael DeRosa | Staff Writer In accordance with Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”), Excelsior (“Petitioner”) commenced a tax certiorari proceeding regarding the … Continue reading

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929 Flushing LLC v. 33 Dev. Inc., No. 506801/2015, 3/1/15 (Demarest, J.)

Contract interpretation; contract formation; statute of frauds By: Mia Piccininni | Staff Member Principal and agent for Plaintiff-purchaser signed and executed a short form agreement with Defendant-seller’s managing agent entitled “Binder of Sale” (“Binder”), for the sale of real property … Continue reading

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Jeranek v. Gritzer, Index No. 4232/2014, 3/16/16 (Demarest, J.)

Breach of Contract; Statute of Frauds; Equitable Accounting; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Fraud; Conversion; Unjust Enrichment; Punitive Damages. By: Gregory Brown, Jr. | Staff Writer Plaintiff Heather Jeranek and Defendant Kevin Gritzer purchased real property in Brooklyn, New York (“Fourth … Continue reading

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Williams v. Jackson Nat’l Life Ins. Co. of N.Y., Index No. 2008/6666, 04/22/16 (Rosenbaum, J.)

Motion to Compel; Discovery; Personal Knowledge                              By: Amanda Tersigni | Staff Writer Defendant JP Morgan Chase Bank (“Defendant JP Morgan”) is an acquirer of assets and liabilities of Washington Mutual Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Plaintiff is … Continue reading

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Plaintiff 1301 Properties Owner LP v. Philip Abelson, et al., Index No. 653342/2013, 04/01/2016 (Scarpulla, J.)

Motion to Dismiss; Breach of Contract; Contract Interpretation; Limited Liability Partnership; Partnership Tenancy; Original Tenancy. By Janel Rottkamp | Staff Writer Plaintiff is the landlord of 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York.  Defendant is a partner of Dewey … Continue reading

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Camuso v. Brooklyn Portfolio, LLC, Index No. 19269/2013 (Demarest, J.)

Specific performance; breach of contract; contract interpretation By: Michael D. Manzo  | Staff Writer In this joined action, Brooklyn Portfolio, defendant in Camuso v. Brooklyn Portfolio, LLC (Sup Ct, Kings County, index No. 19269/2011) (“Action No. 1”) and plaintiff in … Continue reading

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