Daniel Membreno, plaintiff, v. LLC

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

Daniel Membreno, plaintiff, v. Hack Realty, LLC, defendant third-party plaintiff-respondent;  Bella Bianchi's Ltd., etc., third-party defendant-appellant.

2011–08932 (Index No. 21522/10)

Decided: February 07, 2012

MARK C. DILLON, J.P. JOHN M. LEVENTHAL ARIEL E. BELEN PLUMMER E. LOTT, JJ. Purcell & Ingrao, Mineola, N.Y. (Terrance J. Ingrao and Corey Pugliese of counsel), for defendant third-party plaintiff-respondent.

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.

ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court

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