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Defective Power of Attorney Leads to Dismissal

The Supreme Court, Queens County, dismissed plaintiff’s complaint for lack of standing holding that the New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney executed by plaintiff was defective. Plaintiff commenced this action by way of her attorney, through a New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (POA). Plaintiff placed a check mark next to the subdivisions granting authority. In order to validly grant authority to an agent, plaintiff was required to initial the black space to the left of the to the subdivisions. Chuan Chaun Wei, by her Attorney in Fact Chian Lee Wei v. Peggy Wei, et al., Index No 714089/2017 (Sup Ct. Queens C’nty 2018)