The New York Court of Appeals Thursday upheld New York City’s innovative marketing contract with the Snapple beverage company, but said that in the future concession contracts for the use of the city’s intellectual property must be scrutinized by the Franchise and Concession Review Committee.

The 7-0 ruling in Matter of Comptroller of the City of New York v. Mayor of the City of New York, 93, essentially upholds the lower courts and casts the final word in a long-simmering brouhaha between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. Both public officials came out of the case with a partial victory.

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