The Second Department, reversing (modifying) Supreme Court, determined defendant’s cross motion for summary judgment in this foreclosure action should not have been granted. Supreme Court properly found that the bank did not provide sufficient proof that the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL) 1304 notice was mailed to defendant. But defendant’s mere denial of receipt of the notice was not enough to warrant summary judgment in defendant’s favor:
The plaintiff failed to establish, prima facie, that it mailed the RPAPL 1304 notice, because “the plaintiff failed to provide proof of the actual mailing, or proof of a standard office mailing procedure designed to ensure that items are properly addressed and mailed, sworn to by an individual with personal knowledge of that procedure” … .
We disagree, however, with the Supreme Court’s determination to grant [defendant] Parker’s cross motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against her. Parker offered only a mere denial of receipt of the RPAPL 1304 notice in support of her cross motion, and such a mere denial is insufficient to establish entitlement to such relief … . Bank of N.Y. Mellon v Parker, 2020 NY Slip Op 04376, Second Dept 8-5-20