Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr.

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtSKELOS
Citation898 N.Y.S.2d 869,72 A.D.3d 876
Decision Date20 April 2010
PartiesIdelsia DOMINGUEZ, appellant, v. JAMAICA MEDICAL CENTER, respondent.
898 N.Y.S.2d 869
72 A.D.3d 876


Idelsia DOMINGUEZ, appellant,
v.
JAMAICA MEDICAL CENTER, respondent.


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

April 20, 2010.

Meltzer, Fishman, Madigan & Campbell, New York, N.Y. (Edward J. Madigan of counsel), for appellant.

Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, New York, N.Y. (Arjay G. Yao and Joseph L. DeMarzo of counsel), for respondent.

72 A.D.3d 876

In an action to recover damages for medical malpractice and lack of informed consent, the plaintiff appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Queens County (O'Donoghue, J.), dated July 27, 2009, which, upon an order of the same court dated June 22, 2009, denying her motion to extend the time to serve and file a note of issue and granting the defendant's cross motion pursuant to CPLR 3216 to dismiss the complaint, dismissed the complaint.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, with costs.

Contrary to the plaintiff's contention, the written 90-day notice served by the defendant conformed to the provisions of CPLR 3216(b)(3). The written notice demanded that the plaintiff resume prosecution

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of the action and serve and file a note of issue within 90 days after receipt of the demand, and also stated that the failure to comply with the demand will serve as a basis for a motion to dismiss the action ( see Passet v. Menorah Nursing Home, Inc., 68 A.D.3d 735, 889 N.Y.S.2d 659; Itskov v. Menorah Home & Hosp. for the Aged & Infirm, 68 A.D.3d 723, 890 N.Y.S.2d 105; Rose v. Aziz, 60 A.D.3d 925, 874 N.Y.S.2d 816; Harrison v. Good Samaritan Hosp. Med. Ctr., 43 A.D.3d 996, 843 N.Y.S.2d 123). Furthermore, the two separate conditions precedent to dismissal under CPLR 3216(b)(1) and (2) had also been met ( see Michaels v. Sunrise Bldg. & Remodeling, Inc., 65 A.D.3d 1021, 1022, 885 N.Y.S.2d 110; Huger v. Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., 58 A.D.3d 682, 683, 871 N.Y.S.2d 669).

Having received a 90-day notice, the plaintiff was required either to serve and file a timely note of issue or move, before the default date, for an extension of time pursuant to CPLR 2004 ( see Benitez v. Mutual of Am. Life Ins. Co., 24 A.D.3d 708, 808 N.Y.S.2d 698; Bokhari v. Home Depot U.S.A., 4 A.D.3d 381, 771 N.Y.S.2d 395; McKinney v. Corby, 295 A.D.2d 580, 581, 744 N.Y.S.2d 882). The plaintiff did neither. To avoid dismissal of the action, the plaintiff was required to show a justifiable excuse for the delay and a meritorious cause of action ( see Picot v. City of New York, 50...

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  • Byers v. Winthrop Univ. Hosp., Index No.: 17533/07
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 29 Junio 2011
    ...justifiable excuse for the default and a good and meritorious cause of action (emphasis added). See Dominguez v. Jamaica Medical Center, 72 A.D.3d 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869 (2d Dept. 2010); Frazzetta v. P.C. Celano Contracting, 54 A.D.3d 806, 864 N.Y.S.2d 482 (2d Dept. 2008); Picot v. City of N......
  • Cope v. Barakaat
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 1 Noviembre 2011
    ...show a justifiable excuse for the delay and a potentially meritorious cause of action ( see CPLR 3216[e]; Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr., 72 A.D.3d 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869; Picot v. City of New York, 50 A.D.3d 757, 757–758, 855 N.Y.S.2d 237; Serby v. Long Is. Jewish Med. Ctr., 34 A.D.3d 441, ......
  • Griffith v. Wray
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 14 Agosto 2013
    ...and a potentially meritorious cause of action to avoid the sanction of dismissal ( see CPLR 3216[e]; Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr., 72 A.D.3d 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869;Picot v. City of New York, 50 A.D.3d 757, 758, 855 N.Y.S.2d 237;McKinney v. Corby, 295 A.D.2d at 581, 744 N.Y.S.2d 882;Flomenh......
  • Jedraszak v. Cnty. of Westchester
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 30 Enero 2013
    ...95 A.D.3d 1160, 1160, 943 N.Y.S.2d 914;Davies v. Baranovich, 87 A.D.3d 1049, 1049, 929 N.Y.S.2d 758;Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr., 72 A.D.3d 876, 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869;Picot v. City of New York, 50 A.D.3d at 758, 855 N.Y.S.2d 237), but failed to do so. The plaintiffs' excuse for their fail......
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  • Byers v. Winthrop Univ. Hosp., Index No.: 17533/07
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 29 Junio 2011
    ...justifiable excuse for the default and a good and meritorious cause of action (emphasis added). See Dominguez v. Jamaica Medical Center, 72 A.D.3d 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869 (2d Dept. 2010); Frazzetta v. P.C. Celano Contracting, 54 A.D.3d 806, 864 N.Y.S.2d 482 (2d Dept. 2008); Picot v. City of N......
  • Cope v. Barakaat
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 1 Noviembre 2011
    ...show a justifiable excuse for the delay and a potentially meritorious cause of action ( see CPLR 3216[e]; Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr., 72 A.D.3d 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869; Picot v. City of New York, 50 A.D.3d 757, 757–758, 855 N.Y.S.2d 237; Serby v. Long Is. Jewish Med. Ctr., 34 A.D.3d 441, ......
  • Griffith v. Wray
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 14 Agosto 2013
    ...and a potentially meritorious cause of action to avoid the sanction of dismissal ( see CPLR 3216[e]; Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr., 72 A.D.3d 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869;Picot v. City of New York, 50 A.D.3d 757, 758, 855 N.Y.S.2d 237;McKinney v. Corby, 295 A.D.2d at 581, 744 N.Y.S.2d 882;Flomenh......
  • Jedraszak v. Cnty. of Westchester
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 30 Enero 2013
    ...95 A.D.3d 1160, 1160, 943 N.Y.S.2d 914;Davies v. Baranovich, 87 A.D.3d 1049, 1049, 929 N.Y.S.2d 758;Dominguez v. Jamaica Med. Ctr., 72 A.D.3d 876, 876, 898 N.Y.S.2d 869;Picot v. City of New York, 50 A.D.3d at 758, 855 N.Y.S.2d 237), but failed to do so. The plaintiffs' excuse for their fail......
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