NY Audit Rips Litigation-Prone Elevator Co. On Repairs

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Schindler Elevator Corp., an elevator and escalator maintenance giant facing numerous injury lawsuits by private plaintiffs in New York courts, drew fire from a top Empire State official Thursday for an apparent failure to remedy maintenance deficiencies under a lucrative state contract.

The Morristown, N.J.-based company, whose $15 billion parent is headquartered in Switzerland, failed to repair elevators at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, potentially jeopardizing the safety of the thousands of people who use them, according to an audit performed by the office of...
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