Subcontractors Can't Shake Claims Over NYC Crane Collapse

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 8:59 PM EST) -- A New York judge refused Wednesday to significantly trim labor law and other claims from a suit over damage caused by a 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, denying Sorbara Construction Corp. and Brady Marine Repair Co. Inc.'s motions for summary judgment in separate decisions.

The suit hinges on a section of the state's labor law known colloquially as the “Scaffold Law,” which holds all contractors, owners and agents responsible for protecting workers from scaffolding, ladders and hoisting equipment like cranes....
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