1. Any action, suit or proceeding to which the authority may be a party in which any
question arises as to the validity of this title or the valuation of stock or assets
acquired by the authority by the exercise of the power of eminent domain shall be
preferred over all other civil causes in all courts of the state, except election
matters, and shall be heard and determined in preference to all other civil business
pending therein, except election matters, irrespective of position on the calendar. The same preference shall be granted upon application of counsel to the authority
in any action or proceeding questioning the validity of this title or the valuation
of stock or assets acquired by the authority by the exercise of the power of eminent
domain in which such counsel may be allowed to intervene. The venue of any such action or proceeding shall be laid in the supreme court pursuant
to article five of the civil practice law and rules.
2. In the event any party shall appeal an award of compensation for the taking by
the authority of stock or assets, such party shall post a bond in such amount, if
any, as the supreme court shall deem appropriate to adequately protect the interests
of the other party under all the circumstances.
3. An action against the authority founded on tort shall be commenced in compliance
with all the requirements of section fifty-e of the general municipal law, except that an action against the authority for wrongful death shall be commenced
in accordance with the provisions of title eleven of article nine of this chapter. Except in an action for wrongful death, an action against the authority for damages
for injuries to real or personal property, or for the destruction thereof, or for
personal injuries, alleged to have been sustained, shall not be commenced more than
one year and ninety days after the cause of action therefor shall have accrued.
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