- SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
- Jan 08 2013 (Date Decided)
- Friedman, J.P., Sweeny, Moskowitz, Freedman, Román, JJ.
8502-8502A-8502B-8502C. ABDUL HUSSAIN JAFFAR RAHMAT ALLAH AL LAWATI Plaintiffs-res-ap, v. MONTAGUE MORGAN SLADE LTD. def, PETER RIGBY, Defendant-Appellant-res, JST LAWYERS def-res, MONTAGUE MORGAN SLADE LIMITED Nominal Counterclaim def — Morrison Mahoney, LLP, New York (Arthur J. Liederman of counsel), for appellant-res — Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP, New York (Samuel L. Butt of counsel), for respondents-ap — D'Amato & Lynch, LLP, New York (David A. Boyar of counsel), for JST Lawyers, res — Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP, Tarrytown (Frederick J. Wilmer of counsel), for Keith Park Solicitors, res — Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Melvin L. Schweitzer, J.), entered January 25, 2012, which granted so much of defendant Rigby's motion to dismiss as sought dismissal of plaintiff's RICO claims, and denied so much of Rigby's 's motion as sought to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens, or, in the alternative, to dismiss the common-law fraud claims; order, same court, Justice, and date of entry, which granted defendant Keith Park Solicitors' (KPS) motion to dismiss the complaint as against them for lack of personal jurisdiction; order, same court and Justice, entered January 26, 2012, which granted defendant JST Lawyers' (JST) motion to dismiss the complaint as against them for lack of personal jurisdiction; and order, same court and Justice, entered January 26, 2012, which, to the extent appealed from, denied plaintiffs' motion for a default judgment against certain corporate defendants, unanimously affirmed, without costs.