Top NY Court Nixes Home Rule Challenge To Contractor Law

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A move to loosen bidding requirements for contractors in some New York counties more than in others was a lawful exercise by the state Legislature, New York's top court ruled Thursday, rejecting a trade group's contention that the 2008 legislation violated localities' right to govern themselves.

In a unanimous decision penned by Judge Robert S. Smith, the New York Court of Appeals affirmed judges who threw out the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.'s contention that sharp reductions to the monetary threshold at...
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