66 N.Y. St. Rptr. 696

Alexander Kenny, Resp’t, v. Perrin H. Sumner, App’lt.

(New York Common Pleas, General Term,

Filed March 15, 1895.)

1. Appeal—New tbial—Case.

An appeal from an order, denying a motion for a new trial, must be made on a case.

2. Same—Notice.

A motion to dismiss such appeal must be made on a notice of eight days.

3. Same—Stay.

A stay of proceedings to enforce the judgment does not affect the respondent’s right to move to dismiss the appeal.

Appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff.

William Henry Knox, for app’lt; W. McCloskey, for resp’t.

Daly, C. J.

Motion by plaintiff, on notice of four days, to-dismiss defendant’s appeal from an order denying a motion made by him upon the minutes for a new trial, and to affirm the said order, on the ground of failure to serve a proposed case or any printed papers on appeal. The plaintiff had a verdict at trial term on October 2, 1894, for damages; and defendant, on the same day, moved for a new trial, which motion was denied. The trial judge granted the defendant a stay of sixty days after notice of entry of judgment, and sixty days to make a case. Plaintiff has not entered judgment upon his verdict, and defendant has appealed from the order denying a motion for a new trial. He has not, however, made and served a case upon such appeal, and plaintiff moved to dismiss it.

Defendant insists that he is not bound to make and serve a case upon his appeal, on the ground that an appeal from an order denying a new trial upon the minutes is always heard upon a *697case made at the same time as the appeal from the judgment, and cites rule 88. Nothing in that rule prevents an appeal from the-order and the service of a case on such appeal independent of an appeal from the judgment. Section 999 of the Code provides that an appeal from the order must be heard upon a case prepared and settled in the usual manner. Appellant contends that he cannot prepare a case in the absence of a judgment roll. Section 997 prescribes what a case shall contain, and it does not include a judgment roll.

It is also urged by the appellant that this motion cannot be made by the plaintiff, because his proceedings are stayed until sixty days after notice of entry of judgment. But this is not so. The trial judge granted defendant a stay of sixty days after notice of entry of judgment. This stay operated only in case judgment was entered, and suspended enforcement thereof. It does not tie plaintiff’s hands upon defendant’s appeal from the order denying a new trial.

It is also contended by appellant that his time to make a case-runs from notice of entry of judgment. But this rule applies only to a case made upon appeal from a judgment rendered by the-court or referee, as in the cases cited by him. French v. Powers, 80 N. Y. 146; Schwarz v. Weber, 103 N. Y. 658; 6 St. Rep. 688. The time to make a case, where the trial was before a jury, runs from the time of the trial or of a motion for a new trial. Rule 32.

But this motion must be denied, because the notice (four days) is too short. Appeals from nonenumerated motions may be dismissed on three days’ notice (rule 41) ; but the appeal from an order granting or refusing a new trial is an enumerated motion,— i. e. a motion arising on a case (rule 38). Inasmuch as the order-can only be reviewed upon a case made, it must be deemed a motion arising upon a case. Harper v. Allyn, 3 Abb. (N. S.) 186. A motion may be made to strike an enumerated appeal from the calendar, and for judgment for want of service of printed papers (rule 41).; but such motion must be upon notice of eight days Salters v. Sheppard, 11 Wkly. Dig. 189.

Motion denied, without costs, with leave to renew.

All concur.

Kenny v. Sumner
66 N.Y. St. Rptr. 696

Case Details

Kenny v. Sumner
Decision Date
Mar 15, 1895

66 N.Y. St. Rptr. 696

New York



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