May 25, 2022 – Rankin Savidge secures dismissal in Suffolk County

Rankin Savidge secured a dismissal pursuant to CPLR § 1021 in a matter venued in New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County involving a plaintiff who sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff thereafter died, unrelated to his claimed injuries. Deceased plaintiff’s counsel thereafter failed to substitute a party for the plaintiff or otherwise resolve the case. Defendant then moved the Court to have the matter dismissed pursuant to CPLR 1021 due to plaintiff’s counsel’s failure to effectuate timely substitution of the plaintiff. The Court granted Defendant’s motion, dismissing the action in its entirety