Shine, Julianelle, Karp, Bozelko, & Karazin, P.C. v. Rubens – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Shine, Julianelle, Karp, Bozelko, & Karazin, P.C. v. Rubens, 192 AD2d 345, 596 N.Y.S.2d 20 (1st Dept), the defendants interposed an answer and asserted lack of jurisdiction in a Connecticut suit. When the defendants failed to appear and defend when the case was called for trial, the Connecticut court awarded judgment for the plaintiff.

The First Department denied defendants' motion to vacate the Connecticut judgment, reasoning that jurisdiction was established when the defendants "appeared" in the Connecticut action by interposing an answer.