Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Affirmative defenses.

Practice point: CPLR 3211(b) authorizes a plaintiff to move, at any time, to dismiss a defendant's affirmative defense on the ground that it has no merit.

Student note:  In moving to dismiss an affirmative defense, the plaintiff bears the burden of demonstrating that it is without merit as a matter of law.

Case: Coyle v. Lefkowitz, NY Slip Op 08721 (2d Dept. 2011).

Tomorrow’s issue: Depositions.