Diaz v Perlson, 2019 NY Slip Op 00194 [1st Dept. 2019]
“A motion to vacate a dismissal for failure to appear at a scheduled court conference (22 NYCRR 202.27) must be supported by a showing of reasonable excuse for the failure to attend the conference and a meritorious cause of action” (Biton v Turco, 88 AD3d 519, 519 [1st Dept 2011]). Even assuming that plaintiff set forth a reasonable excuse for the failure to appear at the conference, the court providently exercised its discretion in denying the motion since plaintiff failed to show a meritorious cause of action (see e.g. Barclay v Etim, 129 AD3d 591 [1st Dept 2015], lv dismissed 28 NY3d 948 ).
Thomas v Karen’s Body Beautiful LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 00241 [1st Dept. 2019]
We find that the motion court correctly determined that the affidavits constituted mere conclusory denials, which were insufficient to raise an issue of fact as to proper service. (Grinshpun v Borokhovich, 100 AD3d 551, 552 [1st Dept 2012], lv denied 21 NY3d 857 ; Colebrooke Theat. LLP v Bibeau, 155 AD3d 581, 581 [1st Dept 2017], lv dismissed 31 NY3d 1137 ; Reliable Abstract Co., LLC v 45 John Lofts, LLC, 152 AD3d 429, 429 [1st Dept 2017], lv dismissed 30 NY3d 1056 ).