Tippetts Abbett McCarthy Stratton v. New York State Thruway Authority, TIPPETTS-ABBETT-M

CourtNew York Court of Appeals
Citation196 N.E.2d 64,13 N.Y.2d 1091,246 N.Y.S.2d 409
Docket NumberTIPPETTS-ABBETT-M,A,CARTHY-STRATTO
Parties, 196 N.E.2d 64 cppellant, v. The NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY, Respondent.
Decision Date30 December 1963

Page 409

246 N.Y.S.2d 409
13 N.Y.2d 1091, 196 N.E.2d 64
TIPPETTS-ABBETT-McCARTHY-STRATTON, Appellant,
v.
The NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY, Respondent.
Court of Appeals of New York.
Dec. 30, 1963.

Appeal from Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, 18 A.D.2d 402, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732.

Claimant, which had entered into a contract with the New York State Thruway Authority to provide engineering services, including detailed supervision, relating to performance of a construction contract, filed a claim against the State for damages for breach of contract because completion date was extended with the approval of the Thruway Authority several times.

The Court of Claims, Bernard Ryan, P. J., 27 Misc.2d 522, 212 N.Y.S.2d 263, entered a judgment for the claimant, and the Thruway Authority appealed.

The Appellate Division, Bergan, P. J., modified the judgment and affirmed it as modified and held that even in areas where the prime contractor might have been dilatory in performance, the Thruway Authority was not required at risk of liability to supervising contractor for damages for delay to impose on prime contractor engineering and inspection expenses incurred by the Thruway Authority and pay them to claimant.

The claimant appealed to the Court of Appeals.

[13 N.Y.2d 1093] Sylvester & Harris, New York City (Alvin McK. Sylvester and Charles L. Sylvester, New York City, of counsel), for claimant-appellant.

Page 410

Louis J. Lefkowitz, Atty. Gen. (Paxton Blair, Sol. Gen., and George H. Rothlauf, Principal Atty., Albany, of counsel), for respondent.

Judgment affirmed, with costs.

All concur.

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  • Andron Constr. Corp. v. Dormitory Auth. of State, No. A114–13.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • April 22, 2016
    ...date (Tippetts–Abbett–McCarthy–Stratton v. New York State Thruway Authority, 18 A.D.2d 402, 404, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732 [3d Dept 1963], affd 13 N.Y.2d 1091 [1963] ). Further, as the party seeking to avoid application of the exculpatory clause, Andron bears a “heavy burden” in demonstrating the ap......
  • Chas. T. Main, Inc. v. Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
    • March 4, 1964
    ...Misc.2d (N.Y.Ct.Cl.) 30, 237 N.Y.S.2d 167 (as to the third cause of action) upon facts very similar to those in the present case, affd. 13 N.Y.2d 1091, 246 N.Y.S.2d 409, 196 N.E.2d 64. See Benedict, Beckler & Associates, 61-2 C. C. H. Bd. of Contract App. Dec. 16,831 (par. 3,250). Cf. John ......
  • Forest Elec. Corp. v. State, No. 43376
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • July 23, 1968
    ...New York. (See Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton v. New York State Thruway Auth., 18 A.D.2d 402, 404--405, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732, 734, aff'd 13 N.Y.2d 1091, 246 N.Y.S.2d 409, 196 N.E.2d 64; Websco Constr. Corp. v. State of New York, 57 Misc.2d 9, 292 N.Y.S.2d While the State is not liable for br......
  • Norelli & Oliver Const. Co. v. State, No. 43893
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • October 17, 1968
    ...the penalty.' (Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton v. New York State Thruway Auth., 18 A.D.2d 402, 404, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732, 735, affd. 13 N.Y.2d 1091, 246 N.Y.S.2d 409, 196 N.E.2d Judgment modified, on the law and the facts, so as to reduce the award to $2,189, and appropriate interest, and, as......
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  • Andron Constr. Corp. v. Dormitory Auth. of State, No. A114–13.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • April 22, 2016
    ...date (Tippetts–Abbett–McCarthy–Stratton v. New York State Thruway Authority, 18 A.D.2d 402, 404, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732 [3d Dept 1963], affd 13 N.Y.2d 1091 [1963] ). Further, as the party seeking to avoid application of the exculpatory clause, Andron bears a “heavy burden” in demonstrating the ap......
  • Chas. T. Main, Inc. v. Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
    • March 4, 1964
    ...Misc.2d (N.Y.Ct.Cl.) 30, 237 N.Y.S.2d 167 (as to the third cause of action) upon facts very similar to those in the present case, affd. 13 N.Y.2d 1091, 246 N.Y.S.2d 409, 196 N.E.2d 64. See Benedict, Beckler & Associates, 61-2 C. C. H. Bd. of Contract App. Dec. 16,831 (par. 3,250). Cf. John ......
  • Forest Elec. Corp. v. State, No. 43376
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • July 23, 1968
    ...New York. (See Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton v. New York State Thruway Auth., 18 A.D.2d 402, 404--405, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732, 734, aff'd 13 N.Y.2d 1091, 246 N.Y.S.2d 409, 196 N.E.2d 64; Websco Constr. Corp. v. State of New York, 57 Misc.2d 9, 292 N.Y.S.2d While the State is not liable for br......
  • Norelli & Oliver Const. Co. v. State, No. 43893
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • October 17, 1968
    ...the penalty.' (Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton v. New York State Thruway Auth., 18 A.D.2d 402, 404, 239 N.Y.S.2d 732, 735, affd. 13 N.Y.2d 1091, 246 N.Y.S.2d 409, 196 N.E.2d Judgment modified, on the law and the facts, so as to reduce the award to $2,189, and appropriate interest, and, as......
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