My question involves court procedures for the state of: New York
I would appreciate your help, I am running out of options.
My name is Tom Van Dijk, I live in Holland and I am a freelance car dealer.
I invested almost all of my money and savings in buying an asset in New York with my partner 7 years ago.
The asset was rented for years and I earned the same amount of money agreed with my partner until a few months ago when my partner decided he wants to sell the asset.
We signed a letter of agreement in July 2012 claiming that if we sell the asset I will get 70% back of the deal and my partner will get 30%.
I didn't want to sell it, which lead to a conflict. Eventually, he sold the asset behind my back without paying me a cent.
He was written as the sole owner of the asset because I was abroad during the closing deal, unfortunately, I trusted my partner to act for the best interest of both of us.
I filed a lawsuit a few years ago at the New York Supreme Court and my partner won the case. The judges claimed that the letter of agreement is not a real contract and is not valid due to the statute of limitations.
I want to file an appeal. I have been told that if I do so the sitting will occur in the first department of the court of appeal in New York.
I will truly appreciate it if someone could provide me information regarding the appealing process and decision making in order to understand if I have any chance.
I would like to understand the exact process of appealing, who are the relevant people making the decisions and any other information you find necessary.
Thanks for any assistance !