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Business Groups Renewing Push for Scaffold Law Reform

Monday, January 12, 2015 | 0

New York business groups are renewing efforts to add a comparative negligence standard to the state's 130-year-old scaffold law during this year's session of the New York Legislature with an unlikely emphasis on protecting a $5 billion state windfall from settlements over banking irregularities. The Legislature, which convened last Wednesday, plans to spend part of the session debating whether to spend $5.2 billion collected by the state Department of Financial Services last year to upgrade the state's bridges, roads, sewers and other infrastructure. The Business Council of N...

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