• Court of Appeals, New York County
  • 84 N.Y.2d 469 (1994)
  • Before: Ch.J Kaye and J.J Simons, Titone, Smith, Levine and Ciparick Concur.
  • For Defendant: Maura A. Kilroy, New York City, and Richard W. Babinecz for appellant in the first, second and third above-entitled actions. Paul A. Crotty, Corporation Counsel of New York City (Michael McLoughlin and Stephen J. McGrath of counsel), for City of New York, respondent in the first, second and third aboveentitled actions. Kornstein Veisz & Wexler, New York City (Joel Bossom, Marvin Wexler, Lawrence C. Fox and Emily Rosdeitcher of counsel), and Stuart S. Sherman for Empire City Subway Company (Limited) and another, respondents in the first, second and third above-entitled actions. Wien, Malkin & Bettex, New York City (Douglas D. Aronin and Eli R. Mattioli of counsel), and Smith, Mazure, Director, Wilkins Young, Yagerman & Tarallo, P. C., for HelmsleySpear, Inc., and others, respondents in the first, second and third above-entitled actions. Gair, Gair, Conason Steigman & Mackauf, New York City (Rhonda E. Kay of counsel), for Milliken & Co. and others, respondents in the first and second above-entitled actions. Bigham Englar Jones & Houston, New York City (James J. Taylor and Elaine P. Chryssochoos of counsel), for I.S.K. Manhattan, Inc., and others, respondents in the third above-entitled action. Huber Lawrence & Abell, New York City (John D. Draghi and Michael Zaitz of counsel), for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and others, amici curiae, in the first, second and third above-entitled actions.