Client: Ameritrust Group
Court: New York Supreme Court, Kings County, Index No. 520203/2020
Brief Attorney: Alyson L. Knipe, Esq.
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Blasko Leasing Service Inc (BLS) is a New Jersey car dealership that sold a vehicle to a New York resident. That vehicle was subsequently involved in an accident in New York. The police accident report indicated that BLS was the registered owner and as such, Plaintiff commenced a lawsuit against BLS arguing that BLS was subject to vicarious liability under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388.
Defendant BLS submitted an Affidavit of its owner with supporting documents to establish that it did not own the vehicle on the date of the accident and that it verified proof of financial security when the vehicle was sold.
On November 4, 2021, Honorable Loren Baily-Schiffman granted Defendants BLS’s summary judgment motion, dismissing Plaintiff’s Complaint against BLS.