Sunday, May 28, 2006

Affidavit Re Proof Of Mailing Must Be Specific to be Sufficient

In A.B. Med. Servs. PLLC v Specialty Natl. Ins. Co., 2006 NYSlipOp 50810(U), decided April 28, 2006, the appellate term second department vacated a judgment against defendant since among other things, plaintiff's affidavit was insufficient to prove mailing. In his affidavit, plaintiffs' "practice and billing manager" alleged that he "issued all of the billings," that he "personally billed out the claim," and that "[a]ll billing of plaintiff was sent to defendant." The court said this was not enough.

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