The Second Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined plaintiff bank’s motion for summary judgment on the breach of contract and account stated causes of action should not have been granted. The bank alleged plaintiff had not paid sums due on her credit card account. But the bank failed to demonstrate the billings statements and the amendments to the credit care agreement were mailed to the defendant:
… [T]he Stephenson affidavit laid a proper foundation for admission as business records of the amendments to the credit card agreement and the monthly billing statements (see CPLR 4518[a] …). However, no evidence that those documents were mailed to the defendant was provided. Stephenson did not attest to [*2]personal knowledge of the mailings or of a standard office practice and procedure designed to ensure that items were properly addressed and mailed, and the business records did not evince the mailing of the account documents … .
Absent evidence that the billing statements were mailed to the defendant, the plaintiff failed to establish its prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on the cause of action to recover on an account stated … . Similarly, absent evidence that the amendments to the credit card agreement were mailed to the defendant, the plaintiff failed to establish its prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on the breach of contract cause of action … . Bank of Am., N.A. v Ball, 2020 NY Slip Op 06740, Second Dept 11-18-20