New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims
E.A.N. HOLDINGS v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, # 2018-040-068, Claim No. 128919, Motion No. M-92159

Synopsis

Court's OSC re service. Defendant established Claim was not served upon Defendant as required by the Court of Claims Act. Claim dismissed.

Case information

UID: 2018-040-068
Claimant(s): E.A.N. HOLDINGS
Claimant short name: E.A.N. HOLDINGS
Footnote (claimant name) :
Defendant(s): THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Footnote (defendant name) :
Third-party claimant(s):
Third-party defendant(s):
Claim number(s): 128919
Motion number(s): M-92159
Cross-motion number(s):
Judge: CHRISTOPHER J. McCARTHY
Claimant's attorney: E.A.N. Holdings
Defendant's attorney: BARBARA D. UNDERWOOD
Attorney General of the State of New York
By: Paul F. Cagino, Esq., AAG
Third-party defendant's attorney:
Signature date: August 3, 2018
City: Albany
Comments:
Official citation:
Appellate results:
See also (multicaptioned case)

Decision

By Order to Show Cause (hereinafter, "OSC") returnable June 13, 2018, the Court noted that Claimant may have failed to comply with the service requirements of Section 11 of the Court of Claims Act. The parties were ordered to submit a written statement relating to service of the Claim. The OSC also stated that, if the State wishes "to assert that the Claim was not served on the Attorney General, that statement should come from someone with personal knowledge of the contents of files and records of the Department of Law."

The Claim was filed with the office of the Clerk of the Court on December 8, 2016. The State did not file a verified answer to the Claim.

In response to the Court's order, Defendant submitted the Affidavit of Debra L. Mantell, a Legal Assistant II in the Albany Office of the Attorney General. Ms. Mantell attests that she is familiar with the digital case management system of the Attorney General's office regarding notices of intention to file claims, claims, and motions that are received from the Court of Claims or received in the Attorney General's office. She further attests that, upon a search of the records of the New York State Attorney General's office, no record was found that a Notice of Intention to File a Claim and/or a Claim in this matter has been served on the Attorney General.

Claimant did not submit any papers contradicting the State's statements.

Claimant has provided no proof of service of the Claim upon the State of New York.

Accordingly, it is:

ORDERED that this Claim is dismissed.

August 3, 2018

Albany, New York

CHRISTOPHER J. McCARTHY

Judge of the Court of Claims

The following papers were read and considered by the Court:

Papers Numbered

Order to Show Cause 1

Affirmation of Paul F. Cagino, Esq., Assistant

Attorney General, & Exhibit Attached 2

Claim 3