New York City yesterday agreedto pay $985,000 to the estate of Lisa Steinberg, who was beaten to deathin 1987, to settle claims that city agencies had failed to protect herfrom child abuse.

Six-year-old Lisa Steinbergwas pummeled to death in 1987 by Joel Steinberg, at the time a criminaldefense lawyer. Mr. Steinberg, who had custody of Lisa for her entire lifebut never adopted her, was convicted of first- degree manslaughter in 1989for killing her. He remains in jail.

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