credibility determined as a matter law

Carthen v Sherman, 2019 NY Slip Op 00954 [1st Dept. 2019]

Although we agree with the dissent that as a general premise “the contradictions in the testimony of the respective parties raise issues of credibility for the trier of fact to resolve,” there are rare instances where credibility is properly determined as a matter of law (see e.g. Finley v Erie & Niagara Ins Assn., 162 AD3d at 1654-1646; Loughin v City of New York, 186 AD2d 176, 177 [2d Dept 1992]). This Court is not “required to shut its eyes to the patent falsity of a [claim]” (MRI Broadway Rental v United States Min. Prods. Co., 242 AD2d 440, 443 [1st Dept 1997], affd 92 NY2d 421 [1998]).

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