Caiola v. Allcity Insurance Company, 2003-06820.

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation7 A.D.3d 557,776 N.Y.S.2d 504,2004 NY Slip Op 03756
Docket Number2003-06820.
PartiesCIRINO CAIOLA ET AL., Plaintiffs, v. ALLCITY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. SOLOMON ABRAHAMS, Nonparty Appellant. (Matter No. 1.) IN THE MATTER OF PARKSIDE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. SOLOMON ABRAHAMS, Nonparty Appellant. (Matter No. 2.)
Decision Date10 May 2004
7 A.D.3d 557
776 N.Y.S.2d 504
2004 NY Slip Op 03756
CIRINO CAIOLA ET AL., Plaintiffs,
v.
ALLCITY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant.
SOLOMON ABRAHAMS, Nonparty Appellant. (Matter No. 1.)
IN THE MATTER OF PARKSIDE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.
SOLOMON ABRAHAMS, Nonparty Appellant. (Matter No. 2.)
2003-06820.
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department.
May 10, 2004.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries and an unrelated proceeding pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law § 702 for the judicial dissolution of a limited liability company, Solomon Abrahams, former attorney for the plaintiff in Matter No. 1 and former attorney for a respondent in Matter No. 2, appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Westchester County (DiBlasi, J.), entered July 22, 2003, which denied his motion, inter alia, to dismiss a criminal contempt proceeding against him.


Ordered that the order is affirmed, without costs or disbursements.

The appellant contends that the Supreme Court did not have the power to commence the criminal contempt proceeding against him sua sponte. However, having unsuccessfully litigated this issue in a prior proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 (see Matter of Abrahams v DiBlasi, 293 AD2d 530 [2002]), the appellant is collaterally estopped from making this argument (see Goldman Plumbing & Heating Corp. v Nesbit, 244 App Div 311 [1935]), which, in any event, is without merit (cf. Judiciary Law § 2-b [3]; De Lancey v Piepgras, 141 NY 88 [1894]; Wehringer v Brannigan, 232 AD2d 206 [1996]).

Contrary to the appellant's contention, the Supreme Court providently exercised its discretion in declining to recuse itself after commencing the criminal contempt proceeding (see Skripek v Skripek, 239 AD2d 488 [1997]).

The appellant's remaining contentions are without merit.

Ritter, J.P., S. Miller, Adams and Cozier, JJ., concur.

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  • Abrahams v. Appellate Div. Of Supreme Court, No. 05 Civ. 4053(SCR)(GAY).
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. Southern District of New York
    • February 7, 2007
    ...Supreme Court judge denied Plaintiff's motion to dismiss the criminal contempt proceeding against him. Caiola v. Allcity Ins. Co., 7 A.D.3d 557, 557, 776 N.Y.S.2d 504, 2004 N.Y. Slip Op. 03756 (App. Div.2d Dep't 2004). The Appellate Division affirmed, holding that his argument that the West......
  • Cabibi v. Lundrigan, 2002-02428.
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • May 10, 2004
    ...May 10, 2004. In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendants appeal, as limited by their brief, from so much of an [7 A.D.3d 557] order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Doyle, J.), dated February 25, 2002, as denied their motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant ......
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  • Abrahams v. Appellate Div. Of Supreme Court, No. 05 Civ. 4053(SCR)(GAY).
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. Southern District of New York
    • February 7, 2007
    ...Supreme Court judge denied Plaintiff's motion to dismiss the criminal contempt proceeding against him. Caiola v. Allcity Ins. Co., 7 A.D.3d 557, 557, 776 N.Y.S.2d 504, 2004 N.Y. Slip Op. 03756 (App. Div.2d Dep't 2004). The Appellate Division affirmed, holding that his argument that the West......
  • Cabibi v. Lundrigan, 2002-02428.
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • May 10, 2004
    ...May 10, 2004. In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendants appeal, as limited by their brief, from so much of an [7 A.D.3d 557] order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Doyle, J.), dated February 25, 2002, as denied their motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant ......

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