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May 2015
As if we needed another reminder of the utter absurdity – and often downright insanity – of the Scaffold Law… Yesterday, the First Department Appellate Division issued a decision in Strojek v. 33 East 70th Street Corp., that will leave anyone with even a shred of common sense shaking their head in disbelief. In Strojek, the...
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In today’s New York Law Journal, Brian J. Shoot explores the implications of two recent Court of Appeals Scaffold Law rulings. In his Construction Accident Litigation column, Brian J. Shoot writes: On April 2, the Court of Appeals rendered two rulings that related to Labor Law §240[1], one unanimously deeming the statute applicable; in the...
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In today’s Capital New York, Luca Marzorati provides an in-depth look at the Court of Appeals most recent – and troubling – Scaffold Law decision. This case illustrates just how difficult it is to plead the defense of “sole proximate cause.” A divided New York State Court of Appeals found that New York City, the...
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