New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims
SARANTAKIS v. STATE OF NEW YORK, # 2019-040-079, Claim No. 124317


Claim dismissed for failure to appear at Trial and prosecute the Claim.

Case information

UID: 2019-040-079
Claimant short name: SARANTAKIS
Footnote (claimant name) : Caption amended to reflect Claimant's proper name only.
Defendant(s): STATE OF NEW YORK
Footnote (defendant name) :
Third-party claimant(s):
Third-party defendant(s):
Claim number(s): 124317
Motion number(s):
Cross-motion number(s):
Claimant's attorney: Christopher Sarantakis, Pro Se
Defendant's attorney: LETITIA JAMES
Attorney General of the State of New York
By: Christina Calabrese, Esq., AAG
Third-party defendant's attorney:
Signature date: August 15, 2019
City: Albany
Official citation:
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See also (multicaptioned case)


Christopher Sarantakis' pro se Claim was filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Court on May 6, 2014. By letter dated April 1, 2019, the Court scheduled a trial of this matter to be held on August 14, 2019, with the parties at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, and the Judge at the Court of Claims located in Albany, New York.

At the beginning of the trial, the State made a motion to dismiss the Claim on the basis that Claimant failed to appear for trial and, thus, failed to prosecute the Claim.

A bench decision was rendered granting the State's motion to dismiss pursuant to Court of Claims Act 19(3) and Sections 206.6(f) and 206.15 of the Uniform Rules for the Court of Claims for the reasons set forth by the Court on the record, and it is

ORDERED that the Claim is dismissed.

Based upon the foregoing, the State's Motion to dismiss for failure to state a cause of action pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(7) (Motion No. M-93942), which was also returnable on August 14, 2014, is denied as Moot.

August 15, 2019

Albany, New York


Judge of the Court of Claims