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March 2016
“Chief among the issues LPCiminelli wants addressed is the state’s Scaffold Law, which has a negative impact on the construction industry. The decades-old law holds contractors liable for any workplace accident, regardless of the circumstances. There is a concerted effort by the general contracting and construction management industry as well as influential business groups such...
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This week, the Albany Times Union published an editorial written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, calling for Scaffold Law reform. An excerpt: “The new judges appointed to New York’s highest court have an opportunity to bring a measure of reason and fairness to the state’s controversial “Scaffold Law.” The only-in-New York law puts...
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This past Sunday, The Bronx Chronicle published an op-ed written by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins. The op-ed was in response to a piece written by a trial attorney forewarning home owners of the potential to be held liable for for injured workers during home renovations. Mr. Stebbins...
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This week, the Buffalo Law Journal published an article exploring the continued fight for change of New York’s Scaffold Law. The article paid special focus to the coalition for reform, quoting the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Executive Director, Tom Stebbins: “Efforts being made in Albany Advocates of Scaffold Law reform claim that it’s...
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