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Adam Morey
According to a report from Insurance Insider, Nationwide has decided to withdraw from New York’s excess and specialty line brokered construction insurance due to the state’s unique Scaffold Law. “The main driver is New York Labor Law section 240/241 and its impact on claims against controlled insurance programs (CIPs), or ‘wrap-ups’ as they are more commonly known. The...
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The Albany Times Union published a letter from the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Adam Morey in response to comments made by personal injury trial lawyer Daniel Santola: Personal injury attorney Daniel Santola’s March 15 letter (“Scaffold Law freeze would repeat past failure”) misrepresents the history of the Scaffold Law and the argument employed is not...
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The Daily Caller has published an op-ed written by NFIB/NY state director Mike Durant that explains the need for a bill introduced by Rep. John Faso that would exempt federally funded construction projects from Scaffold Law liability: Congressman John Faso, a Republican representing New York’s 19th district, has taken a bold step and introduced legislation aimed...
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Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York executive director Tom Stebbins was quoted in an article at Governing about how the Scaffold Law leads to increased costs and project delays. He discusses the impact that reforming the law through Congress will have on work site safety: The federal legislation targets New York’s 1885 Scaffold Act, which...
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The Times Union published a letter to the editor from the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s executive director, Tom Stebbins: As the paper of record in New York’s state capital, we were surprised to read the Times Union’s opposition to a federal fix to the Scaffold Law, “Scaffold Law N.Y.’s business,” Feb. 4. No...
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The Lockport Union-Sun Journal published an editorial in support of Scaffold Law reform: Unless you’ve been stuck on a desert island, you probably know that New York state has a national reputation for its high taxes. That dubious distinction has never deterred Gov. Andrew Cuomo or his economic development team from touting the Empire State...
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the Albany Times Union published an op-ed by Senator Fred Akshar (R-Colesville) and Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) calling on Governor Cuomo and their fellow legislators to prioritize Scaffold Law reform as the state budget negotiations move forward. Text of the op-ed is available below and can be viewed online here. As state legislators traveling our...
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The Albany Times Union published an editorial on Sunday February 4, 2018 that urged the New York state legislature to reevaluate the Scaffold Law. Unfortunately, the editorial did not support Rep. Faso’s attempt to push the issue in Congress: [I]n one rough indicator of the law’s effectiveness — the rate of fatal falls in the...
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LAWSUIT REFORM ALLIANCE APPLAUDS MOVEMENT OF REP. FASO’S INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION ACT Committee Decision on Federal Scaffold Law Reform Bill an Important Step in Ensuring Infrastructure Dollars Go Further WASHINGTON, DC – The House Judiciary Committee today favorably reported a bill introduced by Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) called the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017. The bill,...
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