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September 2014
In today’s Journal News, LRANY’s Scott Hobson writes that the Scaffold Law is a major cost driver for construction projects in New York. The recent news that New York State has been denied more than $481 million in federal loans for the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is a timely reminder to take...
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In today’s Poughkeepsie Journal, LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins highlight how New York will never truly be “open for business” until the Scaffold Law is reformed. No other state has an absolute liability standard like the Scaffold Law — and for good reason. In 2012, 16 of the 30 largest lawsuit settlements in New York...
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Today in Property Casualty 360*. Joseph Jaafari highlights the ongoing battle over the Scaffold Law. Insurance companies and construction businesses are in open war with trial lawyers and labor unions over New York’s 129-year-old “Scaffold Law,” which institutes absolute liability on contractors if an employee is injured or killed on the job. The law, put...
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