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Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co. v. Posner

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
Nov 1, 2011
89 A.D.3d 674 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)

Opinion

2011-11-1

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, etc., respondent, v. Martin L. POSNER, et al., appellants, et al., defendants.

Martin L. Posner, Brewster, N.Y., appellant pro se and for appellant Jane Y. Posner. Steven J. Baum, P.C., Amherst, N.Y. (Jason B. Desiderio of counsel), for respondent.


Martin L. Posner, Brewster, N.Y., appellant pro se and for appellant Jane Y. Posner. Steven J. Baum, P.C., Amherst, N.Y. (Jason B. Desiderio of counsel), for respondent.

WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P., RANDALL T. ENG, ARIEL E. BELEN, and L. PRISCILLA HALL, JJ.

In an action to foreclose a mortgage, the defendants Martin L. Posner and Jane Y. Posner appeal, as limited by their brief, from stated portions of an order of the Supreme Court, Putnam County (Nicolai, J.), entered June 2, 2010, which, inter alia, granted that branch of the plaintiff's motion which was for summary judgment on the complaint insofar as asserted against them.

ORDERED that the order is affirmed insofar as appealed from, with costs.

In December 2006 the defendant Martin L. Posner executed a note, secured by a mortgage on certain property owned by him and the defendant Jane Y. Posner (hereinafter together the appellants). Subsequently, the mortgage was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for the lender, to the plaintiff. Shortly thereafter, on September 4, 2009, the plaintiff commenced this foreclosure action against, among others, the appellants. In an order entered June 2, 2010, the Supreme Court, inter alia, granted that branch of the plaintiff's motion which was for summary judgment on the complaint insofar as asserted against the appellants. We affirm the order insofar as appealed from.

The plaintiff established its prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting the mortgage and unpaid note, along with evidence of the appellants' default ( see Capstone Bus. Credit, LLC v. Imperia Family Realty, LLC, 70 A.D.3d 882, 883, 895 N.Y.S.2d 199; Aurora Loan Servs., LLC v. Thomas, 53 A.D.3d 561, 862 N.Y.S.2d 89; U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. TR U/S 6/01/98 [Home Equity Loan Trust 1998–2] v. Alvarez, 49 A.D.3d 711, 854 N.Y.S.2d 171). In opposition, the appellants failed to raise a triable issue of fact as to a bona fide defense to the action ( see Aurora Loan Servs. v. Grant, 70 A.D.3d 986, 893 N.Y.S.2d 898; Mahopac Natl. Bank v. Baisley, 244 A.D.2d 466, 467, 664 N.Y.S.2d 345).

The appellants' contentions that the plaintiff lacked standing to commence this action and failed to comply with the conditions of the mortgage and RPAPL 1304 are not properly before this Court. Generally, “we do not consider an issue on a subsequent appeal which was raised or could have been raised in an earlier appeal which was dismissed for lack of prosecution” ( Gurman v. Fotiades, 73 A.D.3d 1126, 1126, 900 N.Y.S.2d 904; see Rubeo v. National Grange Mut. Ins. Co., 93 N.Y.2d 750, 697 N.Y.S.2d 866, 720 N.E.2d 86; Bray v. Cox, 38 N.Y.2d 350, 379 N.Y.S.2d 803, 342 N.E.2d 575). Although this Court possesses the discretion to permit review in the interest of justice ( see Faricelli v. TSS Seedman's, 94 N.Y.2d 772, 773, 698 N.Y.S.2d 588, 720 N.E.2d 864; Vecchio v. Colangelo, 274 A.D.2d 469, 711 N.Y.S.2d 456), such review should be exercised sparingly ( see Gurman v. Fotiades, 73 A.D.3d at 1126–1127, 900 N.Y.S.2d 904; Gammal v. La Casita Milta, 278 A.D.2d 364, 718 N.Y.S.2d 622). The appellants previously appealed from an order dated January 28, 2010, which denied their motion to dismiss the complaint. That appeal was dismissed by decision and order on motion of this Court dated December 1, 2010, for failure to prosecute in accordance with the rules of this Court, and that dismissal constituted an adjudication on the merits with respect to all issues which could have been reviewed on that appeal ( see Auriemmo v. Auriemmo, 87 A.D.3d 1090, 930 N.Y.S.2d 221; Gurman v. Fotiades, 73 A.D.3d at 1127, 900 N.Y.S.2d 904; Blue Chip Mtge. Corp. v. Strumpf, 50 A.D.3d 936, 937, 857 N.Y.S.2d 607), including the appellants' contention regarding standing and a failure to comply with RPAPL 1304.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court properly granted that branch of the plaintiff's motion which was for summary judgment on the complaint insofar as asserted against the appellants.

The appellants' remaining contentions are without merit.


Summaries of

Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co. v. Posner

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
Nov 1, 2011
89 A.D.3d 674 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)
Case details for

Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co. v. Posner

Case Details

Full title:DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, etc., respondent, v. Martin L…

Court:Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

Date published: Nov 1, 2011

Citations

89 A.D.3d 674 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)
933 N.Y.S.2d 52
2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 7803

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