Wednesday, October 25, 2006

More...than the simple words I try to say...

(With apologies for the title to Ortolani/Oliviero/Newell.)

Further punctuating yesterday's post, the Appellate Term, 2d Dep't posted an opinion today in SpineAmericare Med., P.C. v State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2006 NYSlipOp 52035(U) (App. Term, 2d Dep't, October 5, 2006). Therein, the Court held that "plaintiff's moving papers were insufficient to establish the mailing of the appended forms to defendant. Plaintiff's corporate officer did not state that he actually mailed the claims to the defendant nor did he describe his office's standard practice or procedure designed to ensure that items are properly addressed and mailed." Id., citing to New York & Presbyt. Hosp. v Allstate Ins. Co., 29 A.D.3d 547 (2d Dep't, 2006). Once again, there was no mention of an "ensured compliance with" requirement, although perhaps it was unnecessary to mention same, as there was no description of the practice or procedure, anyway.

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