Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

In Delta Diagnostic Radiology, P.C. v Chubb Group of Ins, 2007 NYSlipOp 27345 (App. Term, 2d Dep't, 2007), the Appellate Term has finally made explicit, as I previously argued on this blog, that a party need not produce an affidavit from someone whose duty it is to ensure compliance with standard procedures when attempting to create a presumption of mailing. Rather than expressly overturning their own prior decisions on the matter, the App. Term simply stated that such prior decisions "should not be interpreted" as saying what they obviously say. In any event, I'm glad that the issue was finally presented for appeal. We'll see how long it takes for this ruling to filter its way down to the Civil and District Courts.