Docket No. 02-7230.

326 F.3d 63 (2003)

AMBASE CORPORATION, A Delaware Corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY INVESTING COMPANY LIQUIDATING TRUST, as successor to City Investing Company, a dissolved Delaware Corporation, John J. Quirk, Trustee of City Investing Company Liquidating Trust, and Marion Scharffenberger, Executrix of the Estate of George T. Scharffenberger, Eben W. Pyne, Individually and as Trustee of the City Investing Company Liquidating Trust, Lester J. Mantell, Individually and as Trustee of the City Investing Company Liquidating Trust, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: April 3, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark R. Kravitz, Wiggin & Dana LLP, New Haven, CT (Victor A. Bolden, Wiggin & Dana, LLP, New Haven, CT, Philip Halpern, Collier, Halpern, Newberg, Nolletti & Bock, LLP, White Plains, NY, on the briefs), for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Paul M. Dodyk, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, NY, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before: WALKER, Chief Judge, and OAKES and MINER, Circuit Judges.

MINER, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal from a final judgment entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Stanton, J.), dismissing on the pleadings a diversity action brought by plaintiff-appellant AmBase Corporation ("AmBase") against defendants-appellees for indemnification of legal expenses incurred in a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"). This dispute concerned certain tax liabilities that allegedly...


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