Bhatti v. Roche

Citation528 N.Y.S.2d 1020,140 A.D.2d 660
PartiesDharam S. BHATTI, Respondent, v. Bonnie A. ROCHE, et al., Appellants.
Decision Date31 May 1988
CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division

MacKenna, Coulter & Polhemus, Poughkeepsie (Margaret Maroulis, of counsel), for appellants. Kathleen M. Valletta, Mahopac, for respondent.

In an action, inter alia, to rescind a contract for the conveyance of real property on the ground of fraud, the defendants-sellers appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Dutchess County (Beisner, J.), dated September 14, 1987, which denied their motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint. ORDERED that the order is affirmed, with costs. "Summary judgment is a drastic remedy which should not be granted where there is any doubt about the existence of a triable issue of fact" ( Sherman v. Town of Rhinebeck, 133 A.D.2d 77, 78, 518 N.Y.S.2d 424). The Supreme Court properly denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint. There exist triable issues of fact as to whether the defendants represented that the real property in question could be subdivided and whether, in fact, the real property in question may be subdivided.

BRACKEN, J.P., and KUNZEMAN, RUBIN and SPATT, JJ., concur.

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