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Trends In New York Construction Law

07
JUL
2015

Look Out Below! Court of Appeals’ Take On Falling Into An Open Manhole

In a decision only Wile E. Coyote and the Plaintiffs’ Bar can appreciate, New York’s highest court has determined that falling through an open manhole – that you had just exited – nets you summary judgment under Labor Law § 240(1). In Barreto v. Metropolitan Transit...