Thursday, August 20, 2015

CPLR 317 and an alleged failure to have received process.

Practice point:   The Appellate Division reversed the motion court and found that defendant, who was properly served pursuant to CPLR 308(4), failed to make the requisite showing that she did not receive the summons and complaint in time to defend the action.

Student note:  Pursuant to CPLR 317, a defendant who is served other than by personal delivery may defend the action based on the court's finding that defendant did not personally receive the summons in time and has a meritorious defense.

Case:  Citimortgage v. Financhiaro, NY Slip Op 06489 (2d Dept. 2015)

Here is the decision.

Tomorrow's issue:  Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability.