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Rowe v. Holly A. Patterson Home

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Oct 22, 1979
72 A.D.2d 578 (N.Y. App. Div. 1979)

Opinion

October 22, 1979


In an action commenced by the plaintiff wife, individually and as administratrix of her husband's estate, to recover damages, inter alia, for conscious pain and suffering, wrongful death and loss of consortium, defendants appeal from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, dated January 23, 1978, as denied the branches of their motion which sought to dismiss the first and third causes of action. Order reversed insofar as appealed from, on the law, without costs or disbursements, and the branches of the motion which sought to dismiss the first and third causes of action are granted. This court has repeatedly held that, under the statute, damages for loss of consortium is not a "pecuniary injury" recoverable in a wrongful death action (see Liff v Schildkrout, 67 A.D.2d 999; EPTL 54.3). If the law in this regard is to be changed, it is a matter for the Legislature. Furthermore, plaintiff's failure to serve a notice of claim in compliance with the statutory requirements bars the action for personal injuries (see General Municipal Law, § 50-e). Plaintiff failed to make an application to the court for an extension of time within which to serve the notice of claim (see General Municipal Law, § 50-e, subd 5). Moreover, the retention of the untimely notice of claim, standing alone, may not be construed as a waiver of timely service (see Camerella v East Irondequoit Cent. School Bd., 41 A.D.2d 29, affd 34 N.Y.2d 139). Cohalan, J.P., Margett, Martuscello and Gibbons, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

Rowe v. Holly A. Patterson Home

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Oct 22, 1979
72 A.D.2d 578 (N.Y. App. Div. 1979)
Case details for

Rowe v. Holly A. Patterson Home

Case Details

Full title:ALICE M. ROWE, Individually, and as Administratrix of the Estate of JESSE…

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

Date published: Oct 22, 1979

Citations

72 A.D.2d 578 (N.Y. App. Div. 1979)

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