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LRANY’s Tom Stebbins: “We’re not looking to repeal Labor Law 240. We just want to reform one section.”  Stebbins explains: “We’re looking for comparative negligence. We want to keep the law as it is, but add: ‘Nothing in the law shall absolve the plaintiff of culpability for his own injury.’” Read Full Article  
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Governing magazine produced a report that exposed New York City pays more in lawsuits than the nect 19 cities in the report – combined. The Scaffold Law is part of this problem: “Then there are things like the “scaffold law,” which holds contractors and property owners 100 percent liable when workers fall from ladders or...
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The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors joined the fight for Scaffold Law reform, filing a resolution for change: • Resolution No. 5: Repeal of the state’s Scaffold Law or reform to include a pure standard of comparative negligence. The law currently imposes strict liability on employers and owners of buildings if a worker falls from...
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The Staten Island Adnance published a letter written by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s Adam Morey pointing to the Scaffold Law’s affect on disaster recovery rebuilding. An excerpt: “Amy Peterson, head of Mayor de Blasio’s Build it Back recovery program, is right when she says the cost of construction in New York has...
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The BNC Agency recently published a blog entry noting business groups continued push for reform. “New York’s 120-year-old Scaffold Law severely limits development in the state, costs taxpayers millions of dollars unnecessarily, drives up insurance premiums, and profits only trial lawyers, all while doing nothing to make worksites any safer. That’s long been the opinion...
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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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