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On March 22, 2004, in Sted Tenants Owners Corp v. Chumpitaz, et al., 5 A.D.3d 663, 774 N.Y.S.2d 718 (2nd Dep’t 2004), the Appellate Division issued a significant ruling which upheld the integrity of motion practice under the CPLR. The appellate court unanimously reversed the trial court’s decision which had granted summary judgment in favor of a plaintiff property owner because its papers in support of the motion had a fatal flaw — they failed to include copies of the pleadings.