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Worker Gets 2nd Chance to Prove Labor Law, Negligence Claims for Scaffold Mishap

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 203 | 0 | 4 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to a new trial on claims for injuries from a scaffold accident, finding his Labor Law causes of action should not have been summarily dismissed and that a verdict on his negligence claim was logically inconsistent. Case: Brewer v. Ross, Nos. 2017-11352 and 2017-11353, 11/12/2020, published. Facts: In November 2009, Serina L. Ross and Milton E. Nielson Jr. decided to construct a detached, two-story garage on a property they owned. Nielson, a mechanic, made an informal bartering arrangement with John Gloor, a carpenter...

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