Daniel Membreno, plaintiff, v. Hack Realty, LLC, defendant third-party plaintiff-respondent; Bella Bianchi's Ltd., etc., third-party defendant-appellant.
Argued—January 17, 2012
DECISION & ORDER
Gallo, Vitucci & Klar, LLP, New York, N.Y. (Chad E. Sjoquist of counsel), for third-party defendant-appellant.
In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the third-party defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Weiss, J.), entered July 28, 2011, which denied its motion pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(5) to dismiss the third-party complaint based on the doctrine of res judicata.
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, with costs.
Under the circumstances of this case, the Supreme Court properly denied the third-party defendant's motion pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(5) to dismiss the third-party complaint based on the doctrine of res judicata (see generally Matter of People v Applied Card Sys., Inc., 11 NY3d 105, 122, cert denied sub nom. Cross Country Bank, Inc. v New York, 555 U.S. 1136; Landau, P.C. v. LaRossa, Mitchell & Ross, 11 NY3d 8, 13; Buechel v. Bain, 97 N.Y.2d 295, 304–305, cert denied 535 U.S. 1096; Johansen v. Gillen Living Trust, 63 AD3d 1006).
DILLON, J.P., LEVENTHAL, BELEN and LOTT, JJ., concur.
Clerk of the Court