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October 27, 2020
As part of Ryan Lema’s practice, he finds himself defending businesses in workplace accident cases. “A lot of those invariably will involve some aspect of the labor law,” said Lema, partner at Phillips Lytle LLP. “Certainly because theScaffold Law has strict liability on owners and contractors, if there’s any arguable way to frame the case...
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U.S. Rep. Chris Jacobs has introduced a federal bill that seeks to supersede New York state Scaffold Law. Under state law, property owners are liable when a construction employee is injured while working in an elevated setting such as on a ladder or scaffold. The law was passed in 1885, long before federal workplace safety...
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