Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The improper entry of a clerk's judgment

Practice point:  A clerk does not have authority to enter a clerk's judgment against a defendant pursuant CPLR 3215(a) if the plaintiff's causes of action are not for a sum certain.

Case:  Primary Care Ambulance Corp. v. Simpson, NY Slip Op 01898 (2d Dep't March 15, 2017)

Here is the decision.

Tomorrow's issue:  Snow, ice, and an out-of-possession landlord's liability.