NY Landlord Can't Sue Charity Over $200M Hotel Damage

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 1:57 PM EST) -- Property owner JFK Holding Co. LLC cannot pursue a $200 million breach of contract claim against The Salvation Army over alleged damage to a Queens building once used as a city homeless shelter, New York's top court held Thursday, reversing a midlevel state appellate court. 

In a 6-0 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals said the charity couldn't, under the plain language of the lease, be sued for failing to demand more from New York City, the ultimate payor under the lease, for alleged damage to the building formerly called the Carlton House Hotel.

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