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Omar v. Bello

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Dec 13, 2004
785 N.Y.S.2d 563 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)

Opinion

2003-08500

December 13, 2004.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendants appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Loughlin, J.), dated July 23, 2003, which denied their motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that neither of the plaintiffs sustained a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102 (d).

Before: Krausman, J.P., Luciano, Mastro and Lifson, JJ., concur.


Ordered that the order is affirmed, with costs.

The Supreme Court correctly determined that the defendants failed to make a prima facie showing that neither of the plaintiffs sustained a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102 (d) ( see Toure v. Avis Rent A Car Sys., 98 NY2d 345; Gaddy v. Eyler, 79 NY2d 955). The affirmed medical report of the defendants' orthopedist indicated the existence of limitations in motion of the plaintiff Nestor Omar's lumbar spine. The affirmed medical report of the defendants' neurologist indicated the existence of limitations in motion of the plaintiff Rina Garcia's cervical and lumbar spine. Since the defendants failed to meet their initial burden of establishing a prima facie case, it is unnecessary "to consider whether the plaintiffs' papers in opposition to the defendants' motion were sufficient to raise a triable issue of fact" ( see Coscia v. 938 Trading Corp., 283 AD2d 538; see also Mariaca-Olmos v. Mizrhy, 226 AD2d 437).


Summaries of

Omar v. Bello

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Dec 13, 2004
785 N.Y.S.2d 563 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)
Case details for

Omar v. Bello

Case Details

Full title:NESTOR OMAR et al., Respondents, v. BARBARANNE BELLO et al., Appellants

Court:Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

Date published: Dec 13, 2004

Citations

785 N.Y.S.2d 563 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)
785 N.Y.S.2d 563

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