Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Venue in an action involving a domestic corporation.

Practice point:  The venue of an action is proper in the county in which any of the parties resided at the time of commencement. The sole residence of a domestic corporation for venue purposes is the county designated in its certificate of incorporation, despite its maintenance of an office or facility in another county.

Student note:  To prevail on a motion pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change venue, a defendant must show that the plaintiff's choice of venue is improper, and also that the defendant's choice of venue is proper.

Case:  Kidd v. 22-11 Realty, LLC, NY Slip Op 05705 (2d Dep't August 3, 2016)

Here is the decision.

Tomorrow's issue:  Traffic lights and municipal liability.