256 A.D.2d 442, 1998-11,307, Haqq v. Synergy Gas

Docket Nº:1998-11,307
Citation:256 A.D.2d 442
Party Name:Haqq v. Synergy Gas
Case Date:December 16, 1998
Court:New York Supreme Court Appelate Division, Second Department

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256 A.D.2d 442

Sulaiman Haqq, Respondent,


Synergy Gas et al., Appellants, et al., Defendants.


Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

December 16, 1998

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendants Synergy Gas and Arthur Sullivan appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Barron, J.), dated September 5, 1997, which denied their motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that the plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102 (d).

Ordered that the order is affirmed, with costs.

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A 1996 amendment to CPLR 3212 (a), effective January 1, 1997, requires the making of a motion for summary judgment within 120 days after the filing of the note of issue ( see, CPLR 3212 [a], as amended by L 1996, ch 492). The appellants' motion for summary judgment was properly denied as untimely, since the note of issue was filed prior to the effective date of the amendment, and the motion was made more than 120 days after the effective date of the amendment (see, Krug v Jones, 252 A.D.2d 572; Phoenix Garden Rest. v Chu, 245 A.D.2d 164; see also, Wade v Byung Yang Kim, 250 A.D.2d 323).

The factual assertions underlying the appellants' claim that "good cause" exists for...

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