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 New York, every personal injury lawyer in New York would have a field day, and probably a new Mercedes.’

LRANY has consistently supported legislative efforts to amend Section 240(1), and this year is no different. Assemblymember John McDonald, D-Cohoes, is pushing the proposal for 2017.”

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