Submitted November 17, 1997
Decided February 19, 1998
Motion for leave to appeal denied. The Court of Appeals restates the rule that denial of a motion for leave to appeal is not equivalent to an affirmance and has no precedential value ( see, e.g, Matter of Marchant v. Mead-Morrison Mfg. Co., 252 N.Y. 284, 297-298). Motion for poor person relief dismissed as academic.