IN RE: Joseph Sadowski

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

IN RE: Joseph Sadowski, petitioner, v. John J. Galasso, etc., respondent.


Decided: September 25, 2013

MARK C. DILLON, J.P. DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO JOHN M. LEVENTHAL PLUMMER E. LOTT, JJ. Joseph Sadowski, Hicksville, N.Y., petitioner pro se. Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, New York, N.Y. (Michael J. Siudzinski of counsel), for respondent.


Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 in the nature of mandamus to compel the respondent, John J. Galasso, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, in effect, to vacate a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered October 3, 2012, in the Supreme Court, Nassau County, in an underlying action entitled L & L Associates Holding Corp. v. Sadowski, filed under Index No. 10–004147, place the underlying action on the trial calendar, and order “the names and addresses of notice of settlement paid with payout amounts.”

ADJUDGED that the petition is denied and the proceeding is dismissed on the merits, without costs or disbursements.

The extraordinary remedy of mandamus will lie to compel the performance of a ministerial act, and only where there exists a clear legal right to the relief sought (see Matter of Legal Aid Socy. of Sullivan County v Scheinman, 53 N.Y.2d 12, 16).   The petitioner has failed to demonstrate a clear legal right to the relief sought.



Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court

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