Friday, November 18, 2016

A motion to vacate a default based on lack of personal jurisdiction.

Practice point:  The Appellate Division determined that the Supreme Court properly denied the motion to vacate the default pursuant to CPLR 5015(a)(4) for lack of personal jurisdiction due to failure to serve process. Defendant's bare and unsubstantiated denial of service was insufficient to rebut the presumption of proper service established by the duly executed affidavit of service of the plaintiff's process server, or even to require a hearing.

Case:  Bank of N.Y. v. Krausz, NY Slip Op 07285 (2d Dep't November 9, 2016)

Here is the decision.

Monday's issue: A non-jury trial for fraud based on a service agreement.