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Responsibility of the city 1
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCP) CHAPTER 59-A, ARTICLE 11
§ 1110. Responsibility of the city

1. The city of New York shall be answerable for the faithful
execution by the public administrator of all the duties of his office
and for the application by him of all moneys and property received by
him and for all moneys and securities and the interest, earnings and
dividends thereon actually received by him or which he should have
collected or received.

2. From all such sums paid into the city treasury the city may deduct
any charges or commissions thereon which are now or may hereafter be
authorized by law.

3. Any person aggrieved by any act or omission of a public
administrator and any person entitled to receive any money or property
for which the public administrator may be held to account, shall have
each and every remedy against the city of New York as would be available
against a fiduciary in like case and may initiate in the surrogate's
court having jurisdiction a proceeding for the enforcement of his claim
or right and shall serve process thereon on the comptroller of the city.
The public administrator then in office shall be a necessary party in
such proceeding.