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1. Motion to Dismiss CPLR 3211 (e): the defendant claimed in his answer that he had not received a copy of the summons and complaint. However, pursuant to CPLR 3211 (e), a defendant asserting a defense of improper service, must move within 60 days after serving an answer (or file a pre-answer motion] unless a defendant receives an extension of time based on hardship. Here, the defendant moved too late and did not seek an extension of time.
2. Pro Se/self-represented litigant: Defendant’s lack of awareness of the 60-day requirement was unavailing to the court since a pro se litigant acquires no greater right than any other litigants and does so at his own peril.