Jeff Smith, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Knights Collision Experts Inc., Defendant-Respondent.
Plaintiff appeals from a judgment of the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County (Verna L. Saunders, J.), entered November 16, 2016, which granted defendant's motion to dismiss the action at the close of plaintiff's case.
Judgment (Verna L. Saunders, J.), entered November 16, 2016, affirmed, without costs.
The trial court correctly dismissed the action at the close of plaintiff's case. Even affording plaintiff every favorable inference that reasonably could be drawn from the evidence adduced at trial (see Szczerbiak v Pilat, 90 NY2d 553, 556 ), we agree that he failed to establish a prima facie case against defendant for alleged property damage to his vehicle. Despite being given ample opportunity to do so, plaintiff failed to present any competent evidence to establish that he owned the vehicle at issue or expended any monies for repairs....