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Posts Categorized: Service of Process

Posted: May 18, 2019

Party Asserting Lack of Service as an Affirmative Defense Must Move for Judgment on that Defense Within 60 Days of Answering

On May 8, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in U.S. Bank N.A. v. Roque, 2019 NY Slip Op. 03648, holding that a party asserting lack of service as an affirmative defense must move for judgment on that defense within 60 days of answering, explaining: An objection that the summons and complaint was not properly... Read more »

Posted: March 7, 2019

Action Dismissed For Failure Timely to Serve Summons and Complaint

On February 7, 2019, Justice Platkin of the Albany County Commercial Division issued a decision in Plank, LLC v. Dutch Vil., LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 50188(U), dismissing an action for failure timely to serve the summons and complaint, explaining: CPLR 306-b requires service of process to be made within 120 days of the filing of... Read more »

Posted: January 19, 2019

Court Grants Extension of Time To Serve Defendant Even Though Plaintiff Did Not Provide Good Cause for Failure Timely to Serve

On November 5, 2018, Justice Livote of the Queens County Commercial Division issued a decision in FCS Group, LLC v. Chica, 2018 NY Slip Op. 33433(U), extending a plaintiff’s time to serve even though the plaintiff did not show good cause for failing timely to serve, explaining: CPLR 32ll(a)(8) provides that a party may move the... Read more »

Posted: December 27, 2017

Failure Strictly to Comply With Service Requirements of LLC Law 304 Makes Service Ineffective

On December 22, 2017, the Fourth Department decided in Chan v. Onyx Capital, LLC, 2017 NY Slip Op. 08966, holding the failure strictly to comply with the service requirements of LLC Law Section 204 makes service ineffective, explaining: We agree with SRP that plaintiff failed to comply strictly with Limited Liability Company Law § 304... Read more »

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 »