COMMERCE BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF, v. GLOBE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. def
- SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
- Jan 17 2013 (Date Decided)
- Mazzarelli, J.P., Andrias, DeGrasse, Richter, Clark, JJ.
9019. COMMERCE BANK, N.A., PLAINTIFF, v. GLOBE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. def — GLOBE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. THIRD-PARTY PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS v. —
878 Education, LLC
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172 Van Duzer Realty Corp.,
Herzfeld & Rubin P.C., New York (David B. Hamm of counsel), for appellants.Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, New York (Noah Potter of counsel), for respondent.
Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Melvyn L. Schweitzer, J.), entered September 8, 2011, which granted the application of nonparty 172 Van Duzer Realty Corp. (Van Duzer) to direct that any award received by third-party plaintiffs be distributed to Van Duzer, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, and the application denied.
The order appealed from is the result of an ex parte application and thus, is not appealable as of right (see Unanue v. Rennert, 39 AD3d 289 [1st Dept 2007]; CPLR 5701[a] ). However, under the circumstances presented, we deem the notice of appeal to be a motion for leave to appeal, and grant said leave (see e.g Ning-Yen Yao v. Yao, 88 AD3d 462 [1st Dept 2011]).
The court's determination to have Van Duzer submit a proposed order directing the distribution to it of any award in this action was incorrect, as was the court's decision to sign the proposed order. The proper procedure for Van Duzer to enforce its rights as a judgment creditor against the cause of action brought by third-party plaintiff Globe Institute of Technology, its judgment debtor, is set forth in CPLR 5227.
This constitutes the decision and order of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.