Cadles of Grassy Meadows II, L.L.C. v. Lapidus

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation940 N.Y.S.2d 263,93 A.D.3d 535,2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 02052
PartiesCADLES OF GRASSY MEADOWS II, L.L.C., Plaintiff–Respondent, v. Edward B. LAPIDUS, Defendant–Appellant,David Glaser, Defendant.
Decision Date20 March 2012

2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 02052
93 A.D.3d 535
940 N.Y.S.2d 263

CADLES OF GRASSY MEADOWS II, L.L.C., Plaintiff–Respondent,
v.
Edward B. LAPIDUS, Defendant–Appellant,David Glaser, Defendant.

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

March 20, 2012.


[940 N.Y.S.2d 263]

Salamon, Gruber, Blaymore & Strenger, P.C., Roslyn Heighs (Michael C. Sferlazza of counsel), for appellant.

Vlock & Associates, P.C., New York (Steven P. Giordano of counsel), for respondent.

[940 N.Y.S.2d 264]

ANDRIAS, J.P., SWEENY, MOSKOWITZ, MANZANET–DANIELS, JJ.

[93 A.D.3d 535] Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Barbara R. Kapnick, J.), entered October 6, 2011, which, inter alia, denied defendant Lapidus's (defendant) motion, pursuant to CPLR 5240, for a protective order restraining plaintiff from further efforts to enforce a judgment rendered in the State of Connecticut and filed in New York pursuant to CPLR 5402, unanimously affirmed, with costs.

Defendant's challenge to the validity of the chain of assignments through which plaintiff acquired the Connecticut judgment is not an impermissible collateral attack on the judgment, since it challenges not the merits of the judgment but plaintiff's standing to file the judgment in New York. It therefore is reviewable by New York courts ( see Siegel, Practice Commentaries, McKinney's Cons. Laws of N.Y., Book 7B, CPLR C5402:2 [“Since New York ... is just lending its judiciary to aid the enforcement of the foreign judgment, it should base a vacatur on only such defect as goes to the registration procedure itself, or ... manifests some proceeding in the original rendering court that has divested the underlying foreign judgment of its validity”] ). However, defendant waived the defense of lack of standing by participating in this proceeding for years without raising it ( see CDR Creances S.A.S. v. Cohen, 77 A.D.3d 489, 909 N.Y.S.2d 697 [2010] ). In any event, plaintiff established the validity of the assignments by submitting a certified copy of the Connecticut judgment and certified copies of the assignments, which were filed with the Superior Court of the Judicial District of Hartford in Connecticut ( see Cadle Co. v. Biberaj, 307 A.D.2d 889, 763 N.Y.S.2d 751 [2003] ).

Since the Connecticut judgment was valid and enforceable in that State on May 10, 2006, the date on which plaintiff filed it in New York, the New York judgment became a distinct entity with a term of enforceability of 20 years from that date ( see CPLR...

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  • FTBK Investor II LLC v. Genesis Holding LLC, 810163/2011
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • August 19, 2014
    ...delay between then and now does not, without more, amount to a waiver of the defense, see Cadles of Grassy Meadows II, L.L.C. v. Lapidus, 93 A.D.3d 535, 940 N.Y.S.2d 263 (1st Dep't 2012) ; CDR Créances S.A.S. v. Cohen, 77 A.D.3d at 490, 909 N.Y.S.2d 697 ; Centaur Props., LLC v. Farahdian, 2......
  • People v. Hagood
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • March 20, 2012
    ...causing pedestrians to quickly get out of his way. When he was finally stopped, he threatened the officer by raising his fists. [940 N.Y.S.2d 263] We need not decide whether an arrest, and a search incident to that arrest, were justified by the Administrative Code violation itself ( see e.g......
  • Sav. Deposit Ins. Fund of Turk. v. Aksoy, 12738N
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • December 29, 2020
    ...a distinct entity with its own statute of limitations and rules of enforceability ( Cadles of Grassy Meadows II, L.L.C. v. Lapidus, 93 A.D.3d 535, 535–536, 940 N.Y.S.2d 263 [1st Dept. 2012] ; see CPLR 211[b] ; Swezey v Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 32650(U)......
3 cases
  • FTBK Investor II LLC v. Genesis Holding LLC, 810163/2011
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • August 19, 2014
    ...delay between then and now does not, without more, amount to a waiver of the defense, see Cadles of Grassy Meadows II, L.L.C. v. Lapidus, 93 A.D.3d 535, 940 N.Y.S.2d 263 (1st Dep't 2012) ; CDR Créances S.A.S. v. Cohen, 77 A.D.3d at 490, 909 N.Y.S.2d 697 ; Centaur Props., LLC v. Farahdian, 2......
  • People v. Hagood
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • March 20, 2012
    ...causing pedestrians to quickly get out of his way. When he was finally stopped, he threatened the officer by raising his fists. [940 N.Y.S.2d 263] We need not decide whether an arrest, and a search incident to that arrest, were justified by the Administrative Code violation itself ( see e.g......
  • Sav. Deposit Ins. Fund of Turk. v. Aksoy, 12738N
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • December 29, 2020
    ...a distinct entity with its own statute of limitations and rules of enforceability ( Cadles of Grassy Meadows II, L.L.C. v. Lapidus, 93 A.D.3d 535, 535–536, 940 N.Y.S.2d 263 [1st Dept. 2012] ; see CPLR 211[b] ; Swezey v Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 32650(U)......

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