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DL Marble & Granite Inc. v. Madison Park Owner, LLC

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.
Apr 9, 2013
105 A.D.3d 479 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)

Opinion

2013-04-9

DL MARBLE & GRANITE INC., Plaintiff–Appellant, v. MADISON PARK OWNER, LLC, et al., Defendants–Respondents. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al., Defendants.

Michael A. Zimmerman & Associates, PLLC, Melville (Michael A. Zimmerman of counsel), for appellant. Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, New York (Lori Samet Schwarz of counsel), for respondents.



Michael A. Zimmerman & Associates, PLLC, Melville (Michael A. Zimmerman of counsel), for appellant. Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, New York (Lori Samet Schwarz of counsel), for respondents.
MAZZARELLI, J.P., ACOSTA, RENWICK, RICHTER, GISCHE, JJ.

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Joan M. Kenney, J.), entered May 2, 2011, which, insofar as appealed from as limited by the briefs, denied plaintiff's motion for summary judgment as against defendant Madison Park Owners, LLC (Madison) and for leave to amend its complaint, granted Madison's cross motion for summary judgment dismissing all of the causes of action against it, directed entry of judgment in favor of Madison and severed and continued the action against the remaining defendants, unanimously modified, on the law, the cause of action against Madison to foreclose on the mechanic's lien reinstated, and otherwise affirmed, without costs.

The motion court properly dismissed the contract and quasi-contract claims asserted against Madison, the owner of the property being renovated. The record establishes that plaintiff, a subcontractor working at the property, contracted with nonparty G. Builders IV LLC, Madison's general contractor, and that Madison did not expressly consent to pay for plaintiff's work ( see Abax Inc. v. New York City Hous. Auth., 282 A.D.2d 372, 373, 723 N.Y.S.2d 490 [1st Dept. 2001] ). The account stated claim asserted against Madison in the sixth cause of action was also properly dismissed. Such a claim cannot be used to create liability where none otherwise exists ( see Gurney, Becker & Bourne, Inc. v. Benderson Development Co., Inc., 47 N.Y.2d 995, 996, 420 N.Y.S.2d 212, 394 N.E.2d 282 [1979] ).

Madison did not move for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's first cause of action to foreclose on a mechanic's lien and summary judgment on that cause of action is not warranted. Thus, it was error for the motion court to dismiss the complaint as against Madison and direct entry of judgment in its favor.


Summaries of

DL Marble & Granite Inc. v. Madison Park Owner, LLC

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.
Apr 9, 2013
105 A.D.3d 479 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
Case details for

DL Marble & Granite Inc. v. Madison Park Owner, LLC

Case Details

Full title:DL MARBLE & GRANITE INC., Plaintiff–Appellant, v. MADISON PARK OWNER,…

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

Date published: Apr 9, 2013

Citations

105 A.D.3d 479 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
105 A.D.3d 479
2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 2357

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