The nature and degree of the sanction to be imposed on a motion pursuant to CPLR 3126 is within the broad discretion of the motion court (see Zletz v Wetanson, 67 NY2d 711, 713; Pirro Group, LLC v One Point St., Inc., 71 AD3d 654, 655; Novick v DeRosa, 51 AD3d 885; Martin v City of New York, 46 AD3d 635; Bomzer v Parke-Davis, Div. of Warner Lambert Co., 41 AD3d 522). “The striking of a pleading may be appropriate where there is a clear showing that the failure to comply with discovery demands is willful and contumacious” (McArthur v New York City Hous. Auth., 48 AD3d 431, 431; see Workman v Town of Southampton, 69 AD3d 619, 620; Northfield Ins. Co. v Model Towing & Recovery, 63 AD3d 808, 809).
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