Bd. of Managers of Chelsea 19 Condo. v. Chelsea 19 Associates

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtGONZALEZ
Citation73 A.D.3d 581,905 N.Y.S.2d 8
PartiesThe BOARD OF MANAGERS OF the CHELSEA 19 CONDOMINIUM, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CHELSEA 19 ASSOCIATES, et al., Defendants-Respondents.
Decision Date20 May 2010
905 N.Y.S.2d 8
73 A.D.3d 581


The BOARD OF MANAGERS OF the CHELSEA 19 CONDOMINIUM, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
CHELSEA 19 ASSOCIATES, et al., Defendants-Respondents.


Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.

May 20, 2010.

905 N.Y.S.2d 9

Finder Novick Kerrigan LLP, New York (Thomas P. Kerrigan of counsel), for appellants.

Michael A. Haskel, Mineola, for Chelsea 19 Associates and Donald Zweibon, respondents.

L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P., Garden City (Lee J. Sacket of counsel), for George Schwarz, respondent.

905 N.Y.S.2d 10

GONZALEZ, P.J., FRIEDMAN, DeGRASSE, MANZANET-DANIELS, ROMÁN, JJ.

73 A.D.3d 581

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Walter B. Tolub, J.), entered March 19, 2009, which, in an action by a condominium and certain of the its unit owners against the condominium's sponsor, its principal and its architect, granted the sponsor defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint as against them and sua sponte dismissed the complaint as against the architect, unanimously affirmed, without costs. Appeal from order, same court and Justice, entered December 9, 2009, which, to the extent appealed, denied plaintiffs' motion to renew, unanimously dismissed as academic, without costs.

The motion court correctly held that the individual unit owners lack standing to seek damages for injury to the building's common elements ( see Kerusa Co. LLC v. W10Z/515 Real Estate Ltd. Partnership, 50 A.D.3d 503, 504, 858 N.Y.S.2d 109 [2008] ). We otherwise affirm the result, albeit not for the motion court's reasons ( see Fenton v. Consolidated Edison Co. of N.Y., 165 A.D.2d 121, 125, 566 N.Y.S.2d 227 [1991], lv. denied 78 N.Y.2d 856, 574 N.Y.S.2d 937, 580 N.E.2d 409 [1991] ). The contract claims, which are based on the architect's description of the building's condition included in the offering plan and incorporated in the purchase agreements, are flatly contradicted by the "as is" clause and related disclaimer provisions in those documents ( see Rivietz v. Wolohojian, 38 A.D.3d 301, 832 N.Y.S.2d 505 [2007] ); those provisions are not undermined by the general statement in those documents that the building was in "good" condition. All of the fraud and related tort claims arise from the same provisions said to have been breached and seek the same damages, and thus merely duplicate the insufficient contract claims ( see Moustakis v. Christie's, Inc., 68 A.D.3d 637, 637, 892 N.Y.S.2d 83 [2009]; ESBE Holdings, Inc. v. Vanquish...

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    • United States
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    ...Ins. Co., 87 N.Y.2d 308, 316, 639 N.Y.S.2d 283, 662 N.E.2d 763; see Board of Mgrs. of the Chelsea 19 Condominium v. Chelsea 19 Assoc., 73 A.D.3d 581, 582, 905 N.Y.S.2d 8; Megaris Furs v. Gimbel Bros., 172 A.D.2d 209, 211, 568 N.Y.S.2d 581). Furthermore, a court enforcing a contractual oblig......
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