A weird one: NYC liable for failure to notify family of death

I could have sworn I saw a fuller version of this story in either the Times or the Daily News, but can’t find it.

As I remember it, although the person who died carried ample ID, somehow the family wasn’t notified. This is the result of their lawsuit, which made it to the Appellate Division–either because the City appealed the initial decision, or the family did.

How many cracks could there be in what would seem to be a solid procedural foundation?

Rugova v. The City of New York, 303175/09

  • Appellate Division, First Department
  • Before: Tom, J.P., Saxe, Manzanet-Daniels, Gische, Clark, JJ.

City Found Liable for Failure to Notify Family of Death

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