An action may be commenced without the service of a summons, or may be continued after
the service of a summons, without pleadings, by the filing of a statement, signed
and acknowledged by all the parties or signed by their attorneys, specifying plainly
and concisely the claims and defenses between the parties and the relief requested. Signing constitutes a certificate that the issues are genuine, and such filing,
together with a note of issue, to be filed at the same time, shall constitute the
joinder of issues in the action. The procedure in any action commenced under this section shall constitute “the New
York Simplified Procedure for Court Determination of Disputes” and it shall be sufficient
so to identify the procedure in any contract or other document referring to it. A submission of a controversy under this procedure shall constitute a waiver by
the parties of the right to trial by jury.
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