Dover Gourmet Corporation, appellant, v. Nassau Health Care Corporation, etc., respondent.

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

Dover Gourmet Corporation, appellant, v. Nassau Health Care Corporation, etc., respondent.

2010–12133 (Index No. 20706/10)

Decided: November 22, 2011

WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P. ANITA R. FLORIO PLUMMER E. LOTT JEFFREY A. COHEN, JJ. Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn & Terrana, LLP, Uniondale, N.Y. (Daniel P. Deegan and Richard C. Goldberg of counsel), for appellant. Garfunkel Wild, P.C., Great Neck, N.Y. (Michael J. Keane, Kevin G. Donoghue, and Jason Hsi of counsel), for respondent.

Argued—November 4, 2011


In an action, inter alia, to recover damages for breach of contract, and for declaratory and injunctive relief, the plaintiff appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (Driscoll, J.), entered November 29, 2010, which denied its motion for a preliminary injunction.

ORDERED that the order is affirmed, with costs.

To obtain a preliminary injunction, a movant must demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence, (1) a likelihood of success on the merits, (2) irreparable injury absent a preliminary injunction, and (3) a balancing of the equities in the movant's favor (see CPLR 6301;  Aetna Ins. Co. v. Capasso, 75 N.Y.2d 860, 862;  Arcamone–Makinano v. Britton Prop., Inc., 83 AD3d 623;  S.J.J.K. Tennis, Inc. v. Confer Bethpage, LLC, 81 AD3d 629;  Volunteer Fire Assn. of Tappan, Inc. v County of Rockland, 60 AD3d 666, 667).   The decision whether to grant or deny a preliminary injunction rests in the sound discretion of the Supreme Court (see Doe v. Axelrod, 73 N.Y.2d 748, 750;  Rowland v. Dushin, 82 AD3d 738;  Trump on the Ocean, LLC v. Ash, 81 AD3d 713, 715;  City of Long Beach v. Sterling Am. Capital, LLC, 40 AD3d 902).   Under the circumstances of this case, the Supreme Court providently exercised its discretion in denying the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction.

MASTRO, J.P., FLORIO, LOTT and COHEN, JJ., concur.


Matthew G. Kiernan

Clerk of the Court

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