The Second Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined plaintiff in this foreclosure action did not demonstrate compliance with the notice requirements of RPAPL 1304:
… [A}lthough the plaintiff submitted a certified mail receipt, the receipt did not contain a postal stamp, indication that postage was paid, or an attendant signature, and the plaintiff did not submit any United States Postal Service tracking information … . The affidavit of Nancy Sczubleski, submitted by the plaintiff for the first time in opposition to the defendant’s cross motion, also failed to establish strict compliance with RPAPL 1304. Sczubleski did not have personal knowledge of the purported mailing … . Furthermore, while Sczubleski averred that she was familiar with the plaintiff’s mailing practices and procedures, the notices submitted by the plaintiff in support of its motion for summary judgment indicate that they were not mailed by the plaintiff, but rather were mailed by an entity known as MGC Mortgage, Inc. (hereinafter MGC). Sczubleski, who stated in her affidavit that she was employed by Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., a sub-servicer of the loan, does not address this fact at all, let alone demonstrate that she was familiar with MGC’s mailing practices and procedures … . LNV Corp. v Allison, 2022 NY Slip Op 03716, Second Dept 6-8-22
Practice Point: Yet another example of the mortgagee’s failure to demonstrate the RPAPL 1304 notice was properly mailed in its foreclosure motion papers.