The First Department, reversing (modifying) Supreme Court, determined the invoices submitted by plaintiff do not qualify for CPLR 3213 relief on the account stated cause of action because reference to extrinsic evidence was required, and defendants were not were not entitled to dismissal based upon the statute of frauds because there was an allegation of new consideration flowing from plaintiff to defendants:
Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in lieu of complaint should have been denied. The invoices do not qualify for CPLR 3213 relief because it is necessary to consult extrinsic evidence aside from the invoices and proof of nonpayment in order for plaintiff to establish its entitlement to summary judgment on its account stated claim … . Plaintiff has failed to establish, based on the invoices themselves, that defendants, as opposed to nonparty Impact Sports, are liable based on an account stated claim.
Defendants are not entitled to dismissal of the action based on the statute of frauds (GOL § 5-701[a]) as plaintiff has sufficiently alleged that there was new consideration flowing from plaintiff to defendants, which is an exception to the requirement that a promise to pay the debt for another be in writing … . Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC v J&J Sports Agency, LLC, 2020 NY Slip Op 01468, First Dept 3-3-20