Governing: Lawsuit Drain City Budgets

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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 scaffolds at construction sites. New York is the lone remaining state with such a law on the books, and it can significantly raise costs.”

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