Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly implied that Queens Supreme Court Justice Charles J. Markey dismissed a complaint on the basis of poor stapling. Rather, Justice Markey denied a motion for default judgment. In addition, he cited two other grounds for rejecting the motion: the notice of motion was not signed by counsel and the papers lacked any affidavit by the plaintiff as to her injuries.
In a case of first impression — no pun intended — a Queens, N.Y., judge has denied without prejudice a tort action because, in part, the plaintiffs attorneys stapled the complaint in what he said was a dangerously negligent manner.
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