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Posts Categorized: Service of Process

Posted: December 4, 2017

No Jurisdiction Over Defendants If Proper Service Under the CPLR Is Not Made, Even if Defendants Received the Documents

On November 29, 2017, the Second Department issued a decision in Josephs v. AACT Fast Collections Services, Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op. 08357, holding that if defendants were not properly served, the court had no jurisdiction over them regardless of whether they received the Summons and Complaint, explaining: The affidavits of service filed by the… Read more »

Posted: October 24, 2017

Action Dismissed for Failure Timely to Serve Complaint

On October 10, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Goldstein Group Holding, Inc. v. 310 E. 4th St. Housing Development Fund Corp., 2017 NY Slip Op. 07086, holding that an action properly was dismissed for failure timely to serve the complaint on the defendant, explaining: Supreme Court correctly dismissed the complaint for lack… Read more »

Posted: April 27, 2017

Motion Extending Time to Serve Made 18 Months After Service Was Contested Not Improperly Granted

On April 20, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Deutsche Bank, AG v. Vik, 2017 NY Slip Op. 03075, holding that a trial court did not abuse its discretion in granting a motion to extend time to serve made 18 months after service was contested, explaining: The motion court exercised its discretion in… Read more »

Posted: February 13, 2017

Court Finds Service of Information Subpoena/Restraining Notice on Party’s Counsel Adequate

On February 3, 2017, Justice Singh of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Deutsche Bank AG v. Sebastian Holdings Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op. 30241(U), holding that service of an information subpoena and restraining notice on a party’s counsel was sufficient service, explaining: Defendant argues that it was not properly served… Read more »

Posted: August 21, 2016

Service on Corporate Officer Found Insufficient When Officer Was Adverse Party

On August 11, 2016, Justice Kornreich of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Som v. Peter Som, Inc., 2016 NY Slip Op. 31539(U), holding that service on a corporation’s CEO was insufficient service of the corporation when the CEO was suing the corporation, explaining: [T]he court cannot recognize plaintiffs attempt to… Read more »

Posted: October 31, 2015

Witness in New York Pursuant to Subpoena Immune from Service in Related Action

On October 22, 2015, Justice Jaffe of the New York County Supreme Court issued a decision in Genger v. Genger, 2015 NY Slip Op. 25356, quashing a subpoena served on a witness who was in the jurisdiction pursuant to a subpoena in a related action. In Genger, the witness–a non-party–was testifying at the trial of… Read more »

Posted: September 21, 2015

Client Q&A: I have to sue a foreign company, but don’t know where and how…

I have to sue a foreign company, but don’t know where and how… By Vitali S. Rosenfeld Just like in any business dealings, a relationship with a foreign counterparty may invite litigation. But international proceedings can bring more uncertainty, because there are more variables. Where do you sue: here (where you are), there (where they… Read more »

Posted: April 28, 2015

Defects in Summons Require Dismissal of Action Brought By Motion For Summary Judgment In Lieu of Complaint

On April 17, 2015, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Clinton Capital Corp. v. 635 Realty Corp., 2015 NY Slip Op 30614(U), dismissing an action brought by motion for summary judgment in lieu of complaint based on defects in the summons and service of process. The plaintiff in… Read more »