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Trends In New York Construction Law

19
AUG
2016

Down the Rabbit Hole: New York State Labor Law Meets Alice in Wonderland

Recent decisions coming out of both the First and Second Department Appellate Divisions of New York State continue to differ on the issue of whether partially falling into a hole implicates the protections of New York State Labor Law §240. The First Department hears appeals in...
28
JUL
2016

Sole Proximate Paws? Labor Law § 240(1) Applicable Where Worker Startled by Raccoon

The Second Department recently issued a decision involving a case with a highly unusual set of facts, which highlights the Court’s liberal interpretation of New York Labor Law § 240(1).  In Baugh v. New York School Construction Authority, Plaintiff was working on a ladder when he...