Eleven businesses seeking to reclaim the tens of millions of dollars they purportedly lost during last year’s New York City transit strike have scored a small, partial victory against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The plaintiffs — including a jeweler, a doctor’s office and such well-known restaurants as Russian Samovar and the Cupping Room Cafe — set forth two causes of action. Although the parties dispute the substance of those claims, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Louis York treated them as allegations of negligence and violations of the Taylor Law.

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