Klein v. CGB Publ'g Pty Ltd., 570206/18

CourtNew York Supreme Court — Appellate Term
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM.
Citation73 Misc.3d 135 (A),155 N.Y.S.3d 27 (Table)
Docket Number570206/18
Decision Date10 November 2021
Parties Ariella KLEIN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CGB PUBLISHING PTY LTD. d/b/a Franchising USA Magazine and Colin Bradbury, Defendants-Respondents.

73 Misc.3d 135 (A)
155 N.Y.S.3d 27 (Table)

Ariella KLEIN, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
CGB PUBLISHING PTY LTD. d/b/a Franchising USA Magazine and Colin Bradbury, Defendants-Respondents.

570206/18

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

Decided on November 10, 2021


Per Curiam.

Order (Denise M. Dominguez, J.), entered June 26, 2020, affirmed, without costs.

The inquest court correctly refused to award liquidated damages pursuant to Labor Law § 198(1-a). The statutory remedy of liquidated damages is "limited to actions for wage claims founded on the substantive provisions of Labor Law article 6" and such damages are not recoverable, as here, in a common-law contractual remuneration action ( De La Cruz v Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., Inc. , 22 AD3d 404, 406 [2005], quoting Gottlieb v Kenneth D. Laub & Co. , 82 NY2d 457, 464 [1993], rearg denied 83 NY3d 801 [1994]; see APF Mgt. Co., LLC v Munn , 151 AD3d 668, 671 [2017]; Miles A. Kletter, D.M.D. & Andrew S. Levine, D.D.S., P.C. v Fleming , 32 AD3d 566, 567 [2006] ; Slotnick v RBL Agency , 271 AD2d 365 [2000] ). Nor could plaintiff interject a substantive Labor Law claim for the first time at inquest (see CPLR 3215[b] ).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE COURT.

All concur.

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