Wednesday, January 4, 2017

An insufficient motion to strike an answer.

Practice point:  The trial court improvidently exercises its discretion in granting the motion in the absence of a finding that the nonmovant's behavior was willful, contumacious, or due to bad faith, and it will be reversed.

Case:  Haynes v. City of New York, Slip Op 08930 (1st Dep't December 29, 2016)

Here is the decision.

Tomorrow's issue:  A summary judgment motion in a case involving an insurance contract or policy.