New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims
SEIFELNASR v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, # 2021-040-043, Claim No. 136273, Motion No. M-96924


Court OSC re: service. Claimant failed to establish that he served the Claim upon Defendant. Claim dismissed.

Case information

UID: 2021-040-043
Claimant short name: SEIFELNASR
Footnote (claimant name) :
Footnote (defendant name) : Caption amended to reflect the State of New York as the proper defendant.
Third-party claimant(s):
Third-party defendant(s):
Claim number(s): 136273
Motion number(s): M-96924
Cross-motion number(s):
Claimant's attorney: Ahmed Seifelnasr, Pro Se
Defendant's attorney: LETITIA JAMES
Attorney General of the State of New York
By: Charles Lim, Esq., AAG
Third-party defendant's attorney:
Signature date: September 7, 2021
City: Albany
Official citation:
Appellate results:
See also (multicaptioned case)


By Order to Show Cause, returnable August 25, 2021, 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 Order to Show Cause also stated that, if the State wished "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 in the office of the Clerk of the Court on April 20, 2021. 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/have been served on the Attorney General.

Claimant did not submit any papers in response to the Court's Order to Show Cause.

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.

September 7, 2021

Albany, New York


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 Charles Lim, Esq., Assistant

Attorney General, & Exhibit Attached 2

Filed Papers: Claim