Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Comm'r of Labor

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtDANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO
PartiesIn the Matter of MEGA SOUND & LIGHT, LLC, appellant, v. COMMISSIONER OF LABOR, respondent.
Decision Date10 October 2012

99 A.D.3d 800
952 N.Y.S.2d 210
2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 06808

In the Matter of MEGA SOUND & LIGHT, LLC, appellant,
v.
COMMISSIONER OF LABOR, respondent.

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

Oct. 10, 2012.



Gerald Hecht, Pawling, N.Y., for appellant.

Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, New York, N.Y. (Michael S. Belohlavek and Laura R. Johnson of counsel), for respondent.


DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO, J.P., PLUMMER E. LOTT, SHERI S. ROMAN, and ROBERT J. MILLER, JJ.

In a proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 to review so much of a determination of the Industrial Board of Appeals, dated April 21, 2010, as, after a hearing,

[952 N.Y.S.2d 211]

modified an Order to Comply issued by the Commissioner of Labor of the State of New York, dated April 25, 2008, and directed the petitioner to pay certain unpaid commissions, the petitioner appeals from an order and judgment (one paper) of the Supreme Court, Putnam County (Nicolai, J.), dated August 13, 2010, which granted the motion of the Commissioner of Labor to dismiss the petition for failure to join a necessary party, and dismissed the proceeding.

ORDERED that the order and judgment is reversed, on the law, with costs, the motion to dismiss the petition for failure to join a necessary party is denied, the petition is reinstated, and the matter is remitted to the Supreme Court, Putnam County, for the joinder of the Industrial Board of Appeals as a respondent in this proceeding, without prejudice to its right to assert any defenses or affirmative defenses, for the service of the notice of petition and petition by the petitioner upon the Industrial Board of Appeals within 30 days after service upon the petitioner of a copy of this decision and order, for the service by the Industrial Board of Appeals of an answer or motion directed to the petition, and for further proceedings thereafter.

The Industrial Board of Appeals (hereinafter the IBA) is a necessary party to this proceeding ( seeCPLR 1001[a]; Matter of Brucha Mortg. Bankers Corp. v. Commissioner of Labor of State of New York, 266 A.D.2d 211, 697 N.Y.S.2d 674) subject to the jurisdiction of the court, and therefore, the Supreme Court should have “order[ed][it] summoned,” rather than granting the motion of the Commissioner of Labor to dismiss the petition (CPLR 1001[b]; see Windy Ridge Farm v. Assessor of Town of Shandaken, 11 N.Y.3d 725, 726–727, 864 N.Y.S.2d 794, 894 N.E.2d 1183;Matter of Lazzari v. Town of Eastchester, 62 A.D.3d 1002,...

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  • Baker v. Inamdar
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 10 Octubre 2012
    ...child, not the plaintiff and, thus, the allegations do not support a duty of care owed by the defendant to the plaintiff ( see [952 N.Y.S.2d 210]Cohen v. Cabrini Med. Ctr., 94 N.Y.2d 639, 642, 709 N.Y.S.2d 151, 730 N.E.2d 949;Fox v. Marshall, 88 A.D.3d 131, 928 N.Y.S.2d 317). Further, the t......
  • Jenkins v. Astorino
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 16 Octubre 2013
    ...of White v. County of Sullivan, 101 A.D.3d 1552, 1553, 957 N.Y.S.2d 468;Matter of Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Commissioner of Labor, 99 A.D.3d 800, 952 N.Y.S.2d 210;Matter of Romeo v. New York State Dept. of Educ., 41 A.D.3d 1102, 839 N.Y.S.2d 297), and direct the plaintiffs to effect servic......
  • Germain v. Town of Chester Planning Bd., 2016–08088
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 6 Diciembre 2017
    ...1183 ; Matter of Jenkins v. Astorino, 110 A.D.3d 882, 885, 972 N.Y.S.2d 688 ; Matter of Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Commissioner of Labor, 99 A.D.3d 800, 800, 952 N.Y.S.2d 210 ; Matter of Lazzari v. Town of Eastchester, 62 A.D.3d 1002, 1002–1003, 878 N.Y.S.2d 904 ; see also Matter of Greens ......
  • Intelligent Prod. Solutions, Inc. v. Morstan Gen. Agency, Inc., No. 067995/2014.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 4 Diciembre 2014
    ...party defendant and to summon it to appear before the court (see Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Commissioner of Labor, 99 AD3d 800, 952 N.Y.S.2d 210 [2d Dept 2012] ). It hereby does so by directing the plaintiff to effect its joinder by service of its initiatory process papers and pleading, tog......
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  • Baker v. Inamdar
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 10 Octubre 2012
    ...child, not the plaintiff and, thus, the allegations do not support a duty of care owed by the defendant to the plaintiff ( see [952 N.Y.S.2d 210]Cohen v. Cabrini Med. Ctr., 94 N.Y.2d 639, 642, 709 N.Y.S.2d 151, 730 N.E.2d 949;Fox v. Marshall, 88 A.D.3d 131, 928 N.Y.S.2d 317). Further, the t......
  • Jenkins v. Astorino
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 16 Octubre 2013
    ...of White v. County of Sullivan, 101 A.D.3d 1552, 1553, 957 N.Y.S.2d 468;Matter of Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Commissioner of Labor, 99 A.D.3d 800, 952 N.Y.S.2d 210;Matter of Romeo v. New York State Dept. of Educ., 41 A.D.3d 1102, 839 N.Y.S.2d 297), and direct the plaintiffs to effect servic......
  • Germain v. Town of Chester Planning Bd., 2016–08088
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 6 Diciembre 2017
    ...1183 ; Matter of Jenkins v. Astorino, 110 A.D.3d 882, 885, 972 N.Y.S.2d 688 ; Matter of Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Commissioner of Labor, 99 A.D.3d 800, 800, 952 N.Y.S.2d 210 ; Matter of Lazzari v. Town of Eastchester, 62 A.D.3d 1002, 1002–1003, 878 N.Y.S.2d 904 ; see also Matter of Greens ......
  • Intelligent Prod. Solutions, Inc. v. Morstan Gen. Agency, Inc., No. 067995/2014.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 4 Diciembre 2014
    ...party defendant and to summon it to appear before the court (see Mega Sound & Light, LLC v. Commissioner of Labor, 99 AD3d 800, 952 N.Y.S.2d 210 [2d Dept 2012] ). It hereby does so by directing the plaintiff to effect its joinder by service of its initiatory process papers and pleading, tog......
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