• SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT
  • Tom, J.P., Andrias, Freedman, Rom?n, Gische, JJ.
8955-8955A. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ETC., plf-ap, v. LIGHTSTONE HOLDINGS LLC def-res, WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., def — Venable LLP, Baltimore, MD (Gregory A. Cross of the bar of the State of Maryland, admitted pro-hac vice, of counsel), for ap — Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, New York (David M. Friedman of counsel), for Lightstone Holdings LLC and David Lichtenstein, res — Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, New York (Stephen B. Meister of counsel), for Line Trust Corporation Ltd. and Deuce Properties Ltd., res — Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York (Howard S. Zelbo of counsel), for Bank of America, N.A., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association, etc., Debt II ESH, L.P., Debt-U ESH, L.P. and KeyBank National Association, res — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, New York (Kristi A. Davidson of counsel), for KeyBank National Association, res — Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Melvin L. Schweitzer, J.), entered September 7, 2011, which granted defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, and the motion denied. Order, same court and Justice, entered September 6, 2011, which denied plaintiff's motion seeking declaratory relief, unanimously affirmed, without costs.