RSB Bedford Assocs. LLC v. Ricky's Williamsburg, Inc.

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK: I.A.S. PART 60Dec 8, 2011
Index No. 602303/2009 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011)
Index No. 602303/20092010 N.Y. Slip Op. 33749

Index No. 602303/2009

12-08-2011

RSB BEDFORD ASSOCIATES, LLC, Plaintiff v. RICKY'S WILLIAMSBURG, INC. D/B/A RICKY'S NYC and RICKY'S HOLDINGS, INC., Defendants.

APPEARANCES: BRIAN K. GALLAGHER, ESQ. Gallagher, Harnett & Lagalante LLP Attorneys for the Plaintiff JASON D. GABBARD, ESQ. Gabbard & Kamal LLP Attorneys for the Defendants


APPEARANCES:

BRIAN K. GALLAGHER, ESQ.


Gallagher, Harnett & Lagalante LLP


Attorneys for the Plaintiff


JASON D. GABBARD, ESQ.


Gabbard & Kamal LLP


Attorneys for the Defendants
FRIED, J:

Defendants move, pursuant to CPLR 2221(d), for leave to reargue my decision and order dated, April 14, 2010. Plaintiffs cross-move for leave to reargue the same decision on the sole ground of the liablility of defendant Ricky's Williamsburgh, Inc., d/b/a Ricky's NYC for attorneys' fees and costs.

A motion for leave to reargue may be made "based upon matters of fact or law allegedly overlooked or misapprehended by the court in determining the prior motion, but shall not include any matters of fact not offered on the prior motion." C.P.L.R. § 2221(d). Such a motion "may be granted only upon a showing that the court overlooked or misapprehended the facts or the law or for some reason mistakenly arrived at its earlier decision." William P. Pahl Equipment Corp. v. Kassis, 182 A.D.2d 22, 27 (1st Dept. 1992) (internal citations omitted).

With regard to Defendants' motion, no such showing has been made. Therefore, the motion for leave to reargue is DENIED.

However, with regard to Plaintiff's cross-motion, it has demonstrated that I overlooked the express provisions in the Lease, which had been submitted in connection with Plaintiff's original motion for partial summary judgment. These are: (1) Rider 16.01, which requires the tenant - defined in the Lease as "Ricky's Williamsburgh, Inc., d/b/a Ricky's NYC " - to reimburse the Landlord for expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees; and (2) Rider 19.01 which similarly requires such reimbursement. These documents were submitted in connection with the original, motion. Also, Rider 16.01 was explicitly referred to in Plaintiff's Rule 19-a Statement of Material Facts (¶ 5[vi). Since the Plaintiff has clearly demonstrated that I overlooked these facts in arriving at my decision, the cross-motion for reargument is GRANTED, and it is concluded that the defendant Ricky's Williamsburgh, Inc., d/b/a Ricky's NYC is also liable for costs and reasonable fees. Therefore, my decision and order is amended to also refer to a Special Referee, the issue of attorneys' fees and cost relating to Ricky's Williamsburgh, Inc., d/b/a Ricky's NYC.

This statement was not denied in Defendants' "Statement Pursuant to Rule 19-A", submitted in response.

Accordingly, it is

ORDERED that the motion for leave to reargue is DENIED; and it is further

ORDERED that the cross-motion for leave to reargue is GRANTED and reargument is GRANTED as set forth above.; and it is further

ORDERED that original decision and order, dated April 12, 2010, is amended to include in the reference to a Special Referee, the issue of cost and expenses with respect to Ricky's Williamsburgh, Inc., d/b/a Ricky's NYC.

SO ORDERED

HON. BERNARD J. FRIED