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U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Allen

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
Jan 30, 2013
102 A.D.3d 955 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)

Opinion

2013-01-30

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, etc., respondent, v. Demetra ALLEN, appellant.

David A. Blythewood, Mineola, N.Y. (Nicole Rynston of counsel), for appellant. Locke Lord LLP, New York, N.Y. (R. James DeRose III of counsel), for respondent.



David A. Blythewood, Mineola, N.Y. (Nicole Rynston of counsel), for appellant. Locke Lord LLP, New York, N.Y. (R. James DeRose III of counsel), for respondent.
PETER B. SKELOS, J.P., MARK C. DILLON, L. PRISCILLA HALL, and ROBERT J. MILLER, JJ.

In an action to foreclose a mortgage, the defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Vaughan, J.), dated December 21, 2011, which denied her motion, in effect, pursuant to CPLR 5015(a)(3) to vacate an order of reference of the same court dated February 16, 2011, entered upon her default in answering the complaint, and to dismiss the complaint.

ORDERED that the order dated December 21, 2011, is affirmed, with costs.

The defendant moved, in effect, pursuant to CPLR 5015(a)(3) to vacate an order of reference entered upon her default in answering the complaint, and to dismiss the complaint. The defendant argued that the plaintiff lacked standing to commence the foreclosure action based upon an alleged fraudulent assignment and other related documents. The Supreme Court denied the motion, and the defendant appeals.

The defendant failed to make a showing that the plaintiff engaged in the type of fraud or misconduct that would warrant vacatur of the order of reference pursuant to CPLR 5015(a)(3) ( see U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Tate, 102 A.D.3d 859, 958 N.Y.S.2d 722, ––– N.E.2d –––– [2d Dept. 2013];Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Hunter, 100 A.D.3d 810, 954 N.Y.S.2d 181;Bank of N.Y. v. Stradford, 55 A.D.3d 765, 766, 869 N.Y.S.2d 554;Aames Capital Corp. v. Davidsohn, 24 A.D.3d 474, 475, 808 N.Y.S.2d 229).

The defendant's remaining contentions are without merit.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court properly denied the defendant's motion, in effect, pursuant to CPLR 5015(a)(3) to vacate her default, and to dismiss the complaint.


Summaries of

U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Allen

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
Jan 30, 2013
102 A.D.3d 955 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
Case details for

U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Allen

Case Details

Full title:U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, etc., respondent, v. Demetra ALLEN…

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

Date published: Jan 30, 2013

Citations

102 A.D.3d 955 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
102 A.D.3d 955
2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 479

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