Foundation without a document

Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v Kirschenbaum, 2020 NY Slip Op 01573 [1st Dept 2020]

 While an employee may lay a business record foundation for documents without having personal knowledge of their contents (see Bank of Am., N.A. v Brannon, 156 AD3d 1 [1st Dept 2017]), here no business record is attached that supports the employee’s conclusion regarding when plaintiff came into possession of the note. This is insufficient (see Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. v Gould, 171 AD3d 638, 638-643 [1st Dept 2019]; Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v Guevara, 170 AD3d 603, 603-605 [1st Dept 2019]). Unlike the plaintiffs in Bank of N.Y. Mellon v Knowles (151 AD3d 596 [1st Dept 2017]) and Nationstar Mtge. LLC v Islam (168 AD3d 583 [1st Dept 2019]), plaintiff did not attach a copy of the note to its summons and complaint.

 

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