New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims
ROMPREY v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, # 2021-040-054, Claim No. 136333, Motion No. M-97000

Synopsis

Court OSC re: service. Claimant failed to establish that he served the Claim upon Defendant. Claim dismissed.

Case information

UID: 2021-040-054
Claimant(s): STEPHEN A. ROMPREY II
Claimant short name: ROMPREY
Footnote (claimant name) :
Defendant(s): THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Footnote (defendant name) : Caption amended to reflect the State of New York as the proper defendant.
Third-party claimant(s):
Third-party defendant(s):
Claim number(s): 136333
Motion number(s): M-97000
Cross-motion number(s):
Judge: CHRISTOPHER J. McCARTHY
Claimant's attorney: Stephen A. Romprey, II, Pro Se
Defendant's attorney: LETITIA JAMES
Attorney General of the State of New York
By: Glenn C. King, Esq., AAG
Third-party defendant's attorney:
Signature date: October 19, 2021
City: Albany
Comments:
Official citation:
Appellate results:
See also (multicaptioned case)

Decision

By Order to Show Cause, returnable October 13, 2021, the Court noted that Claimant may have failed to comply with the service requirements of Section 11 of the Court of Claims Act. The parties were ordered to submit a written statement relating to service of the Claim. The Order to Show Cause also stated that, if the State wished "to assert that the Claim was not served on the Attorney General, that statement should come from someone with personal knowledge of the contents of files and records of the Department of Law."

The Claim was filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court on May 6, 2021. The State did not file a verified answer to the Claim. In response to the Court's Order, Defendant submitted the Affidavit of Debra L. Mantell, a Legal Assistant II in the Albany Office of the Attorney General. Ms. Mantell attests that she is familiar with the digital case management system of the Attorney General's office regarding notices of intention to file claims, claims, and motions that are received from the Court of Claims or received in the Attorney General's office. She further attests that, upon a search of the records of the New York State Attorney General's office, no record was found that a Notice of Intention to File a Claim and/or a Claim in this matter has/have been served on the Attorney General. Claimant, advised the Court, by letter dated August 2, 2021, that he would submit all relevant documents and evidence regarding this matter to the Court and Defendant on or before October 13, 2021. However, Claimant did not submit any further papers in response to the Court's Order to Show Cause.

Claimant has provided no proof of service of the Claim upon the State of New York.

Accordingly, it is:

ORDERED that this Claim is dismissed.

October 19, 2021

Albany, New York

CHRISTOPHER J. McCARTHY

Judge of the Court of Claims

The following papers were read and considered by the Court:

Papers Numbered

Order to Show Cause 1

Affirmation of Glenn C. King, Esq., Assistant

Attorney General, & Exhibit Attached 2

Letter from Claimant dated August 2, 2021 3

Filed Papers: Claim