NY Court Rules Gov't Construction Thresholds Constitutional

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court ruled Friday that 2008 amendments to a century-old state construction law were constitutional, dealing a blow to contractors and builders' groups that had argued the project cost threshold that triggers the law is unfairly low outside of New York City.

A five-judge of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled 3-2 that the amendments did not violate the home rule provision of the New York Constitution because they addressed a "substantial state concern".

In 2008, the New York legislature passed...
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