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CIVIL PROCEDURE, NEGLIGENCE, CORPORATION LAW.
Even Though the Defendant Corporation Did Not Have an Office in New York County, and the Traffic Accident Occurred in Nassau County Where the Corporation Did Have an Office, Venue Was Appropriately Placed in New York County Based on Defendant’s Certificate of Incorporation
The First Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined the defendants’ motion to change venue in this traffic accident case should not have been granted. Even though the accident was not in New York County. and defendant corporation did not have an office in New York County, the certificate of incorporation designated New York County as the location of its principal office and the certificate controls. Marte v. Lampert, 2023 NY Slip Op 00375, First Dept 1-26-23