NYC Found Liable For Crane Collapse Under Labor Law

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT) -- In the latest in a string of decisions related to New York's controversial “Scaffold Law,” a supreme court judge ruled Tuesday that the city can't escape liability for damage caused by a 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side, despite having transferred ownership of the property to another entity.

While another judge absolved the city of negligence claims two years ago, Justice Manuel Mendez ruled that liability remains under the state's Labor Law §240, rejecting the city's motion to dismiss claims brought by a trustee...
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