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Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim, but Court Reduces Award

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on the issue of liability on his Labor Law claim, but his award of damages should be reduced because it was excessive. Case: Masmalaj v. New York City Economic Development Corp., Nos. 2020-02602 and 2017-08536, 09/29/2021, published. Facts: The West Rac Contracting Corp. was the general contractor on the construction of a building at a property owned by the City of New York. Albert Masmalaj worked for a carpentry subcontractor on the project. His assignment required him to stand on a Baker scaffold to install ce...

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