Submission of Claim – Timeliness

Submission of Claim – Timeliness

Late submission of claim not grounds for dismissal via Summary Judgment.  In Lenox Hill Radiology v Great N. Ins. Co., 2016 NY Slip Op 50206(U)the Appellate Term, Second Department said as follows:

While defendant made a prima facie showing that it had not received plaintiff’s claim form, the affidavit of the mailing supervisor in plaintiff’s attorneys’ offices established that the claim at issue had been mailed to defendant. Thus, a triable issue of fact exists as to the submission of the claim form (see Compas Med., P.C. v 21st Century Ins. Co., 47 Misc 3d 128[U], 2015 NY Slip Op 50388[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2015]; Healing Health Prods., Inc. v New York Cent. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 44 Misc 3d 59 [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2015]; cf. Bright Med. Supply Co. v Tri State Consumer Ins. Co., 40 Misc 3d 130[A], 2013 NY Slip Op 51122[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2013]). Moreover, contrary to defendant’s contention, even if plaintiff failed to submit the claim form in a timely manner, untimely submission, in and of itself does not entitle defendant to summary judgment dismissing the complaint (see e.g. SZ Med. P.C. v Country-Wide Ins. Co., 12 Misc 3d 52 [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d & 11th Jud Dists 2006]).

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