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Reasonable excuse/ default

Cautious Care Med., P.C. v 21st Century Ins. Co., 2021 NY Slip Op 50785(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2021)


“In support of its motion, defendant submitted an affidavit by the person alleged to have received service of process, who stated that she always follows defendant’s practices and [*2]procedures for receipt of process. These practices and procedures would have created a record of the instant lawsuit, and defendant demonstrated that it does not have any such record. Defendant’s affiant further explained, in detail, that the records she created on July 8, 2015, the date service herein was allegedly made, as part of defendant’s practices and procedures, demonstrate that she received process in 14 other cases on that date. Under these circumstances, we find that the Civil Court did not improvidently exercise its discretion in determining that defendant had established a reasonable excuse for its default.”