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Educ. Plus, Inc. v. Glasser

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.
Dec 12, 2013
976 N.Y.S.2d 706 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)

Opinion

2013-12-12

EDUCATION PLUS, INC., Doing Business as The Family Foundation, Respondent, v. Grisel GLASSER, Also Known as Grisel Baltazar, Appellant, et al., Defendant.

Amos Weinberg, Great Neck, for appellant. M.L. Zager, P.C., Monticello (Robert B. Hunter of counsel), for respondent.



Amos Weinberg, Great Neck, for appellant. M.L. Zager, P.C., Monticello (Robert B. Hunter of counsel), for respondent.
Before: ROSE, J.P., STEIN, SPAIN and GARRY, JJ.

ROSE, J.P.

Appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court (Lambert, J.), entered February 27, 2013 in Delaware County, which partially granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment.

After commencing this action to recover an amount owed by defendants in connection with their child's attendance at plaintiff's school, plaintiff moved for summary judgment against defendant Grisel Glasser (hereinafter defendant). Supreme Court granted plaintiff's motion on its breach of contract cause of action, and defendant appeals. We now affirm.

Contrary to defendant's argument, plaintiff established its entitlement to summary judgment by producing the contract entered into by the parties, an account activity report reflecting the various charges incurred and payments made by defendants, and an affidavit from plaintiff's billing manager explaining the computation of the amount due for services rendered and the applicable finance charges ( see George S. May Intl. Co. v. Thirsty Moose, Inc., 19 A.D.3d 721, 722, 796 N.Y.S.2d 196 [2005]; Hussey v. Leggio Agency, 299 A.D.2d 690, 691, 750 N.Y.S.2d 345 [2002] ). The billing manager's affidavit adequately explained that her knowledge was based upon the books and records that were made and maintained in the ordinary course of plaintiff's business together with her own personal knowledge of defendants' account ( seeCPLR 3212[b]; 4518[a]; Alvarez v. Prospect Hosp., 68 N.Y.2d 320, 324–325, 508 N.Y.S.2d 923, 501 N.E.2d 572 [1986] ). Nor does defendant deny that she entered into the contract and failed to pay the amounts incurred. Instead, she contends that plaintiff did not give her full credit for a deposit of $8,910. However, the billing statements submitted by plaintiff reflect that defendants received credit for their deposit minus the nonrefundable enrollment fee of $4,610, which, pursuant to the contract, is nonrefundable if the student does not complete the program. Defendant does not dispute that her child left the program early without completing it. Defendant's remaining contention, that plaintiff falsely identified itself as a not-for-profit corporation, was explained by plaintiff as an inadvertent misstatement on its part. In any event, defendant has not shown how any such misstatement would affect the validity of the contract entered into between plaintiff and defendants. As defendant failed to come forward with proof in admissible form raising a triable issue of fact, Supreme Court properly granted the motion for summary judgment on the breach of contract cause of action ( see Zuckerman v. City of New York, 49 N.Y.2d 557, 562, 427 N.Y.S.2d 595, 404 N.E.2d 718 [1980]; Convenient Med. Care v. Medical Bus. Assoc., 291 A.D.2d 617, 618, 737 N.Y.S.2d 403 [2002] ).

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, with costs. STEIN, SPAIN and GARRY, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

Educ. Plus, Inc. v. Glasser

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.
Dec 12, 2013
976 N.Y.S.2d 706 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
Case details for

Educ. Plus, Inc. v. Glasser

Case Details

Full title:EDUCATION PLUS, INC., Doing Business as The Family Foundation, Respondent…

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

Date published: Dec 12, 2013

Citations

976 N.Y.S.2d 706 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
112 A.D.3d 1125
2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 8326

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