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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46757 Justice Tolub AFTER THE Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the police department established a multiblock security zone around the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Stock exchange security subsequently took over the zone, blocking perimeter intersections with motor vehicles. Plaintiff garage suffered business losses when certain construction required vehicles using the garage to enter the zone and be inspected by NYSE security personnel with bomb-sniffing dogs. The court granted the garage’s motion for an injunction preventing the NYSE from blocking access to the garage and preventing the NYSE from stopping and inspecting cars entering or exiting the garage, unless the NYSE obtains an express delegation of police authority from New York City. The court concluded that the NYSE, as a private entity, had undertaken the ” ‘occupation’ of a security zone that encompasses a substantial portion of lower Manhattan” without required governmental authority.

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