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


                                                      Plaintiffs,                                 REPLY
                                                                                                       AFFIRMATION

                                                - against -


THOMAS R. MOORE, ESQ.,

                                                      Defendant.

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     Janice J. DiGennaro, an attorney duly admitted to practice law within the Courts of the State of New York, affirms the following under penalties of perjury:

     1.    I am a member of Rivkin Radler LLP, attorneys for defendant, Thomas R. Moore, Esq. ("defendant").  I am fully familiar with the facts and proceedings heretofore had herein. I submit this reply affirmation in response to plaintiffs’ opposition and in further support of defendant’s motion for dismissal of the complaint pursuant to CPLR §321 1(a)(7).

INTRODUCTION

     2.    Defendant’s motion presented incontrovertible evidence that plaintiffs’ complaint was barred by the doctrine of collateral estoppel and that the subject settlement was a purely voluntary act not compelled by either coercion or duress. Plaintiffs’ opposition ignores most of the authority and arguments made, misstates others and relies upon the joint affidavits of both plaintiffs, which directly rebut their own statements on the record and the incontrovertible documentary evidence. In the final analysis, the opposition is a concoction of misstated legal principles and flawed legal and factual
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