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SECTION 93
Liability for loss or damage caused by violation of this chapter
Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 5
§ 93. Liability for loss or damage caused by violation of this
chapter. In case any telegraph corporation or telephone corporation
shall do or cause to be done or permit to be done any act, matter or
thing prohibited, forbidden or declared to be unlawful, or shall omit to
do any act, matter or other thing required to be done, either by law of
the state of New York by this chapter or by any order of the commission,
such telegraph corporation or telephone corporation shall be liable to
the person or corporation affected thereby for all loss, damage or
injury caused thereby or resulting therefrom and in case of recovery if
the court shall find that such act or omission was willful it may in its
discretion fix a reasonable counsel or attorney's fee, which fee shall
be taxed and collected as a part of the costs in the action. An action
to recover for such loss, damage or injury may be brought in any court
of competent jurisdiction by any such person or corporation.