April 21, 1998
Appeal from the Supreme Court, New York County (Karla Moskowitz, J.).
Sanctions were properly imposed in an appropriate amount for frivolous persistence in advancing a completely meritless argument, without regard for proper procedure ( 22 NYCRR 130-1.1 [c]). Petitioner's attorney was present at oral argument and had an opportunity to argue in opposition to the cross motion for sanctions ( see, Dubai Bank v. Ayyub, 187 A.D.2d 373). The transcript sets forth the objectionable conduct, the reason it was found to be frivolous and an explanation for the sanctions imposed ( see, Jackson v. New York City Tr. Auth., 227 A.D.2d 181).
Concur — Ellerin, J.P., Wallach, Tom and Andrias, JJ.