New York Daily News: Group seeking to repeal N.Y. Scaffold Law that hikes insurance costs for rail tunnel plan under Hudson River

“A multi-billion dollar plan to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River could be even more expensive because of a 19th century liability law critics say drives up liability insurance costs, a group looking to repeal the law warned Tuesday.

The so-called Scaffold Law holds contractors and property owners liable for construction “gravity-related injuries”, even if they are not at fault.”

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