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Zanfini v. Chandler

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Dec 21, 2010
79 A.D.3d 1031 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)

Opinion

No. 2010-02789.

December 21, 2010.

In an action to foreclose a mortgage, the plaintiff appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Farneti, J.), entered February 17, 2010, which denied his motion for summary judgment on the issue of liability.

Jane M. Myers, P.C., Central Islip, N.Y. (James E. Robinson of counsel), for appellant.

James D. Reddy, P.C., Lindenhurst, N.Y., for respondent Garnette Shay Chandler.

Before: Covello, J.P., Angiolillo, Dickerson and Belen, JJ.


Ordered that the order is affirmed, with costs to the respondent Garnette Shay Chandler.

"Entitlement to a judgment of foreclosure may be established, as a matter of law, where a mortgagee produces both the mortgage and unpaid note, together with evidence of the mortgagor's default, thereby shifting the burden to the mortgagor to demonstrate, through both competent and admissible evidence, any defense which could raise a question of fact" ( HSBC Bank USA v Merrill, 37 AD3d 899, 900; see Household Fin. Realty Corp. of N.Y. v Winn, 19 AD3d 545; Sears Mtge. Corp. v Yaghobi, 19 AD3d 402; Ocwen Fed. Bank FSB v Miller, 18 AD3d 527). Here, the plaintiff established his prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting the mortgage, the unpaid note, and evidence of default. However, in opposition, the respondents raised triable issues of fact with respect to, inter alia, the validity of the mortgage and the alleged usurious nature of the note ( see Freitas v Geddes Sav. Loan Assn., 63 NY2d 254, 262; Abir v Malky, Inc., 59 AD3d 646, 649; Sudit v Schapiro, 57 AD3d 968, 968-969; Campaign v Barba, 23 AD3d 327; Hort v Devine, 1 AD3d 266).

[Prior Case History: 26 Misc 3d 1239 2009 NY Slip Op 30530(U).]


Summaries of

Zanfini v. Chandler

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Dec 21, 2010
79 A.D.3d 1031 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)
Case details for

Zanfini v. Chandler

Case Details

Full title:RONALD ZANFINI, Appellant, v. GARNETTE SHAY CHANDLER et al., Respondents…

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

Date published: Dec 21, 2010

Citations

79 A.D.3d 1031 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)
2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 9507
912 N.Y.S.2d 911

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