Peggy Adrianne Magidson, appellant, v. Larry I. Badash, etc., et al., respondents.
Argued—January 6, 2012
DECISION & ORDER
In an action to recover damages for legal malpractice, the plaintiff appeals, as limited by her brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (Jaeger, J.), entered February 14, 2011, as, in effect, upon reargument, adhered to an original determination in an order of the same court (McCarty, J.), entered September 9, 2010, granting that branch of the defendants' motion which was pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(7) to dismiss the complaint and denying her cross motion for leave to amend the complaint.
ORDERED that the order entered February 14, 2011, is affirmed insofar as appealed from, with costs.
Moreover, the Supreme Court providently exercised its discretion in denying the plaintiff's cross motion for leave to amend the complaint, as the proposed amendment was patently devoid of merit. The Appellate Division, First Department, concluded that the complaint in the underlying action was properly dismissed because the plaintiff commenced that action after the applicable statute of limitations had expired (see Magidson v. Otterman, 57 AD3d 264, 264), and the proposed amendment, which did not include allegations that the defendants committed malpractice by failing to timely commence the underlying action, would not alter that result (see Matter of New York County DES Litig., 89 N.Y.2d 506, 514; Byrd v. Manor, 82 AD3d 813, 815).
The plaintiff's remaining contentions either are without merit or are not properly before this Court.
SKELOS, J.P., DICKERSON, AUSTIN and MILLER, JJ., concur.
Clerk of the Court