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August 2016
An Article published on LinkedIn by Richard Purtell points to the Scaffold Law as a major flag of the lack of personal responsibility in New York. “Here in New York State we have a pattern of absolute liability for gravity related injuries, set through decades of poor court precedent.  Labor Law 240/241, “The Scaffold Law”...
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The Journal News published an op-ed written by LRANY’s Adam Morey discussing the trial lawyers’ sabotage of ride sharing upstate with mention of the Scaffold Law. An excerpt: “In 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted that despite his position on the issue, it would be difficult to pass legislation reforming the trial lawyers-backed Scaffold Law because...
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The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s (LRANY) Adam Morey wrote a letter to the editor published in the New York Post focused on the litigation-friendly laws such as the Scaffold Law waning business out of the state. “While Gov. Cuomo has backed targeted incentive programs, the real culprit when it comes to upstate’s stagnant...
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Assemblyman Ray Walter wrote an opinion piece published in the Buffalo News: Legislature has a duty to protect taxpayer dollars – fight against Scaffold Law. “I also take issue with the implication by the editorial board that I’ve supported policies that, it correctly points out, have destroyed New York’s economic landscape. Fighting against unfunded mandates,...
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The buffalo news opinion writer covers the Scaffold Law in discussing economic development efforts: “Similarly, the Legislature refuses to budge on the Scaffold Law, a punitive statute that automatically presumes contractors to be responsible when a worker falls from a height. Under its influence, contractors have no right in New York to mount a legal defense, regardless of...
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