Antwerpse Diamantbank v. Nissel, 7996N.

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation27 A.D.3d 207,2006 NY Slip Op 01521,810 N.Y.S.2d 180
Decision Date02 March 2006
PartiesANTWERPSE DIAMANTBANK N.V., Appellant, v. NEAL J. NISSEL, Certified Public Accountant, et al., Respondents.
Docket Number7996N.
27 A.D.3d 207
810 N.Y.S.2d 180
2006 NY Slip Op 01521
ANTWERPSE DIAMANTBANK N.V., Appellant,
v.
NEAL J. NISSEL, Certified Public Accountant, et al., Respondents.
7996N.
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department.
March 2, 2006.

[27 A.D.3d 208]

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Charles E. Ramos, J.), entered February 16, 2005, which granted defendants' motion to amend their answer to change an admission of an allegation to a denial and to interpose a statute of limitations defense, unanimously affirmed, with costs.


It is well settled that leave to amend a pleading shall be freely granted absent prejudice or surprise resulting from the delay (CPLR 3025 [b]). Despite the passage of a year since the filing of the original answer, there was no prejudice to plaintiff because of the lack of significant discovery or other progress in the case (Seda v New York City Hous. Auth., 181 AD2d 469 [1992], lv denied 80 NY2d 759 [1992]; see also Ancrum v St. Barnabas Hosp., 301 AD2d 474 [2003]). In addition, the documents necessary to demonstrate that defendants had a statute of limitations defense to the allegations surrounding the 1999 financial statements they had prepared were in plaintiff's possession.

We have considered plaintiff's other arguments with regard to prejudice and find them highly speculative, unsupported by the record and without merit.

Concur — Buckley, P.J., Andrias, Saxe, Friedman and Williams, JJ.

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    ...many adjournments and the passage of several years, disclosure nevertheless remains incomplete. See Antwerpse Diamantbank N.V. v. Nissel, 27 A.D.3d 207, 208 (1st Dep't 2006); Fernandez v. Kinsey, 205 A.D.2d 448 (1st Dep't 1994); Seda v. New York City Hous. Auth., 181 A.D.2d 469, 470 (1st De......
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    ...have caused plaintiff surprise or other prejudice. Anoun v. City of New York, 85 A.D.3d at 694; Antwerpse Diamantbank N.V. v. Nissel, 27 A.D.3d 207, 208 (1st Dep't 2006); Tishman Constr. Corp. of N.Y. v. City of New York, 280 A.D.2d at 377; Cseh v. New York City Tr. Auth., 240 A.D.2d 270, 2......
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    ...or 48 Misc.3d 277other prejudice. Anoun v. City of New York, 85 A.D.3d 694, 926 N.Y.S.2d 98 ; Antwerpse Diamantbank N.V. v. Nissel, 27 A.D.3d 207, 208, 810 N.Y.S.2d 180 (1st Dep't 2006) ; Tishman Constr. Corp. of N.Y. v. City of New York, 280 A.D.2d at 377, 720 N.Y.S.2d 487 ; Cseh v. New Yo......
  • Charles v. Suvannavejh
    • United States
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    • 17 Noviembre 2009
    ...on defendants. Cherebin v. Empress Ambulance Serv., Inc., 43 A.D.3d at 365, 841 N.Y.S.2d 277; Antwerpse Diamantbank, N.V. v. Nissel, 27 A.D.3d 207, 208, 810 N.Y.S.2d 180 (1st Dep't 2006); Abdelnabi v. New York City Tr. Auth., 273 A.D.2d at 115, 709 N.Y.S.2d 548; Norwood v. City of New York,......
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