The city was negligent as a matter of law for failing to provide its firefighters with “bunker gear” protective clothing, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice has ruled in a wrongful death action brought on behalf of three firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Yet lawyers for the plaintiffs will still have to prove to a jury that the inadequate gear was the reason for the firefighters’ deaths, said Justice Phyllis Gangel-Jacob.

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