Naeem Davis was arrested in December after police said he pushed Ki-Suck Han, 58, to his death in front of the train at the 49th Street subway station.
The lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Ki-Suck Han seeks unspecified damages stemming from his December 3 death.
A man accused of pushing another to his death from a Midtown subway platform will have to stay behind bars after a judge Friday denied him bail.
Defense attorney Stephen Pokart hinted to the judge that the push was somehow justified, that the victim was the aggressor pursuing the defendant along the subway platform, refusing to leave him alone.
Police say Menendez’s family members called authorities several times in the past five years because they were having difficulty dealing with her. Police did not say what the medication was.
In the wake of the second recent incident in which someone shoved a fellow passenger off a subway platform and left him to be killed by a train, New York City transit officials said they might give more thought to install sliding doors on some platforms.
Police said Naeem Davis watched the Q train strike Han before leaving the 49th Street station.
Naeem Davis, 30, had a brief court appearance on Tuesday just to hear that he has not yet been indicted.
It has been 33 years since the fateful day that Renee Katz made headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Katz, 17 at the time, was a talented flute player getting ready for college.
The funeral for 58-year-ol Ki-Suck Han was held at the Edward D. Jamie Funeral Chapel in Flushing, Queens.
Naeem Davis, 30, has been charged with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree depraved indifference murder, police said.
Detectives were still questioning suspect Naeem Davis at the Midtown North Precinct on Tuesday night.