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, M.S.                


            Plaintiffs,                                                  JOINT AFFIDAVIT
                                                                              IN OPPOSITION

           - against -

THOMAS R. MOORE, ESQ.,                           Index No. 114722/02

            Defendant                                         

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STATE OF NEW YORK        )
                                                )      ss.:
COUNTY OF NEW YORK   )

            RALPH H. SPEKEN, M.D. and STEPHANIE Z. SPEKEN, M.S., being duly

sworn, depose and say:

            1. We are the pro se plaintiffs in this action. We are personally familiar with the facts and circumstances set forth below, and submit this Joint Affidavit in Opposition to defendantís motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(1), (5) and (7).

Background
           2. On or about June 22, 1994, we consulted with and retained defendant to represent us in a medical malpractice action against Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to recover damages for the hospitalís medical malpractice arising out of the death of our son, Seth. We signed a standard written retainer agreement with defendant to prosecute the action in accordance with Judiciary Law ß474-a(2).

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