CPLR 3119

CPLR 3119. Uniform interstate depositions and discovery

Matter of 91 St. Crane Collapse Litig., 2018 NY Slip Op 016512018 NY Slip Op 01651 [1st Dept 2018]

CPLR 3119, which adopted the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act, provides a mechanism for disclosure in New York for use in an action that is pending in another state or territory within the United States (Matter of Kapon v Koch, 23 NY3d 32 [2014]), not the other way around. Thus, it is not applicable in this case, in which parties to an action pending in New York seek discovery from out-of-state witnesses. In any event, the court providently exercised its discretion in denying the relief sought since the moving defendants failed to show that the testimony they seek is unrelated to diagnosis and treatment and is the only avenue of discovering the information sought (see Tuzzolino v Consolidated Edison Co. of N.Y., 135 AD3d 447 [1st Dept 2016]; Ramsey v New York Univ. Hosp. Ctr., 14 AD3d 349, 350 [1st Dept 2005]).