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July 2016
The Bronxville – Eastchester Patch published an article written by North Dakota’s Mayor calling to practices in North Dakota that New York’s legislature could take note from. In his piece he highlights trial lawyer influence and calls the Scaffold Law the most egregious example. An excerpt: “This is in stark contrast to examples in New...
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The Business Council of New York State’s President and CEO, Heather C. Bricetti recently wrote a piece published in The Buffalo News calling for more steps to be taken in our state to improve the business climate, among them – ‘Scaffold Law’ reform. An excerpt: “Beyond comp reform, we also must once and for all...
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This week, the Albany Times Union published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Adam Morey. The letter brings focus to the ‘Scaffold Law’ and New York’s high risk of litigation. An excerpt: “Updating the antiquated and litigation friendly Scaffold Law is consistently a legislative priority for each of the state’s largest pro-business associations. In June,...
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This week, the Press-Republican published a letter to the editor from the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, pointing to the drag of the Scaffold Law on Governor Cuomo’s recent $10 million economic development grant for Westbury. An excerpt: “Until Gov. Cuomo champions systematic reform of New York’s legal system, much...
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Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, wrote a letter to the editor published in the Press-Republican  pointing to the drag of the Scaffold Law on Governor Cuomo’s recent $10 million economic development grant for Plattsburgh. “…One of the greatest examples of how New York’s broken legal system wastes taxpayer dollars is the...
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Following an interview with the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, and the Business Council of Westchester Executive VP and COO, John Ravitz, Westchester Magazine published a piece highlighting the Business groups strong support of reforming the Scaffold Law. An excerpt: “A 19th century New York law has come under fire from the...
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In an article published by City & State on Cuomo’s new state construction monitor, AGC NYS’s President & CEO called to the need to reform the Scaffold Law. “Elmendorf said if Albany wanted to really contain the cost of public projects, it should reform the state’s construction liability standards, known as the Scaffold Law. Elmendorf...
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