Court of Appeals Giveth – and Taketh Away

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 other, a non-unanimous court deemed the statute inapplicable. As is almost invariably the case with Court of Appeals decisions concerning the oft-litigated “scaffold law,” each ruling forces us to consider how it will impact future dispositions.

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