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High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker’s Fall

“Tom Stebbins, the executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, on Thursday said he was happy to see the court’s decision. ‘Thankfully, the court rejected the notion that wet stairs are subject to the state’s absurd Labor Law 240,’ he said. ‘If we were to apply this ridiculous statute to stairs across...
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Albany Times Union: McDonald backs Scaffold Law reform legislation

“Assemblyman John McDonald has introduced what his office describes as ‘a concise and comprehensive bill aimed at modernizing the liability rules’ under the state’s perennially controversial Labor Law 240, otherwise known as Scaffold Law. Scaffold Law, which has been interpreted as placing ‘absolute liability’ on employers for gravity-related workplace injuries, is strongly supported by labor...
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THANKS FOR MAKING SCAFFOLD LAW REFORM DAY AT THE CAPITOL A SUCCESS!

Yesterday, civil justice advocates gathered at the state capitol to urge legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo to fix the only-in-New York Scaffold Law, and highlight the law’s impact on taxpayers and local governments. The lobby day presented an opportunity for the coalition to unveil new branding, a new website, and, most importantly, new legislation sponsored by...
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POLITICO: Scaffold Law opponents renew perennial push with a glimmer of hope

POLITICO New York published an article focused on the Scaffold Law Reform Coalitions continued push to fix the law and the new legislation leading the charge. An excerpt: “Changing New York’s Scaffold Law is one of those issues that comes up every session – and dies a quiet death every time. But opponents of the...
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