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NYC police run up more legal claims than hospitals

 Friday, June 17, 2011

 Reuters

New York City paid nearly $521 million in personal injury and property damage claims in 2010 -- marking the first time in 30 years that the police department’s liabilities topped those of public hospitals, according to a city comptroller’s report issued on Wednesday. The total payout, though, is down 7 percent from the previous year. New York City comptrollers settle and adjust claims against the city for injuries, such as falls caused by flawed sidewalks, and other liabilities such as tuition for pupils with special needs beyond the scope of public schools.
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