SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF NEW YORK
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RALPH H. SPEKEN, M.D. and STEPHANIE Z. SPEKEN,     Index No. 114722/02
M.S.

                                      Plaintiffs                                    AFFIRMATION IN SUPPORT
                                                                                         OF MOTION TO DISMISS

                    -against
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THOMAS R. MOORE, ESQ.,

                                      Defendant.

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     Janice J. DiGennaro, Esq., an attorney duly admitted to practice law within the

Courts of the State of New York, affirms the following under the penalties of perjury:

1. I am a member of the firm of Rivkin Radler LLP, attorneys for defendant, Thomas R. Moore, Esq. ("Moore") and as such I am fully familiar with the facts relative hereto. I submit this affirmation and the accompanying memorandum of law in support of defendant’s motion to dismiss pursuant to CPLR §~321 1(a)(1), (5) and (7) on the grounds that the complaint is barred by the doctrines of collateral estoppel, waiver is barred by documentary evidence and fails to state a cause of action. See Plain ifs’ Summons and Complaint annexed hereto collectively as Exhibit "A."

INTRODUCTION

2. The plaintiffs herein previously settled a wrongful death/medical malpractice action on behalf of the estate of their deceased son for $500,000 with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital ("Columbia"), after a full allocution on the record under oath relative to its voluntariness and the absence of any fraud, duress or coercion. Plaintiffs nevertheless sought to vacate the settlement thereafter in the underlying
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