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Civil Justice Advocate Calls on Penn Station Task Force to Push For Action on Labor Law Reform

This week, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York sent a letter to the newly formed Penn Station Task Force to support reforming the costly liability rules under the state’s controversial ‘Scaffold Law.’ A press release was also issued in correlation with the letter announcing the plea for the task force to take action on this important...
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Gotham Gazette: Legislative Session Starts with Flurry of Activity, and Cuomo Out of Town

“While Cuomo included in his executive budget early voting and other reform proposals to update the state’s antiquated voting laws, he put little public effort into championing the issue and none of the reforms made it into the budget that was passed. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are interested in reforming the “scaffold law,” which holds contractors strictly liable...
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TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK JOINS FIGHT TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW

TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK JOINS FIGHT TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW Expansive court decisions attract new members to the Scaffold Law Reform Coalition ALBANY – The Trucking Association of New York (TANY) is the latest advocacy organization to join the coalition in support of A.5624, a bill introduced by Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) aimed...
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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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