LIFE GROUP LTD v. GENERRA COMPANY

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.

C-LIFE GROUP LTD., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The GENERRA COMPANY, Defendant-Respondent.

Decided: January 16, 1997

Before MURPHY, P.J., and SULLIVAN, ROSENBERGER, WILLIAMS and ANDRIAS, JJ. Saul A. Mishaan, for Plaintiff-Appellant. Gary S. Loffredo, for Defendant-Respondent.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Ira Gammerman, J.), entered September 12, 1995, in favor of defendant dismissing the complaint, and bringing up for review a prior order, same court and Justice, which granted defendant's motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, unanimously affirmed, with costs.

The parties' initial, 45-minute meeting in New York was clearly exploratory in nature, leading to nothing more than a proposal that was itself the subject of further negotiations over the phone, by mail, and in meetings outside of New York. Such is not a transaction of business in New York within the meaning of CPLR 302(a)(1) (see, Leiderman Assocs. v. Robotool Ltd., 154 A.D.2d 515, 546 N.Y.S.2d 137).

MEMORANDUM DECISION.