Manhattan Telecommunications Corporation, Plaintiff–Respondent, v. H & A Locksmith, Inc., etc., et al., Defendants, Ariq Vanunu, Defendant–Appellant.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Ira Gammerman, J.H.O.), entered December 28, 2009, which denied defendant-appellant's motion to vacate the default judgment entered against him, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, and the motion granted.
The verified complaint alleged a contract to perform telephone services by plaintiff for defendants for a stated fee, and defendants' failure to pay. However, the complaint does not allege that appellant was a party to the contract individually, so as to bind him its terms. “Some proof of liability is ․ required to satisfy the court as to the prima facie validity
of ․ uncontested causes of action (Feffer v. Malpeso, 210 A.D.2d 60, 61  [internal quotation marks and citation omitted]; see Giordano v. Berisha, 45 AD3d 416 ; CPLR 3215[f] ), and here plaintiff failed to provide the motion court with evidence that appellant was personally liable for the stated claims. Accordingly, the default judgment was a nullity (see Natradeze v. Rubin, 33 AD3d 535  ).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER
OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.