BP CPLR R. 3043 (use it right)

CPLR R. 3043 Bill of particulars in personal injury actions

Mahr v Perry, 2010 NY Slip Op 05369 (App. Div., 2nd, 2010)

The appellants' objections to the plaintiffs' responses to demands number 4, 14, 18, and 19 are without merit, since none of the information sought in those demands is expressly authorized under CPLR 3043 (see Feraco v Long Is. Jewish-Hillside Med. Ctr., 97 AD2d 498; Williams v Shapiro, 67 AD2d 706; Johnson v Charow, 63 AD2d 668).

The appellants' objections to the plaintiffs' responses to demands number 3, 8, and 10 are also without merit. The plaintiffs properly objected to each of these demands, as they improperly sought evidentiary material (see Toth v Bloshinsky, 39 AD3d 848, 849; Benn v O'Daly, 202 AD2d at 465). Demand 8 also was improper on the ground that it sought to compel the plaintiffs to "set forth the manner in which the physician failed to act in accordance with good and accepted medical practice," which is knowledge "a physician is chargeable with knowing" (Toth v Bloshinsky, 39 AD3d at 849; see Dellaglio v Paul, 250 AD2d 806).

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