NYC Off Hook In '08 Crane Collapse Wrongful Death Suits

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 6:17 PM EST) -- New York City bears no obligation to three construction companies facing two wrongful death suits after the May 2008 collapse of a crane on the Upper East Side, an appellate court said Tuesday, affirming a trial judge's dismissal of the builders' bid to hold the city partially liable.

The three builders — 1765 First Associates LLC, Sorbara Construction Corp. and Leon D. DeMatteis Construction Corp. — were owed no affirmative duty by the city to ensure the safety of the East 91st Street crane, a unanimous...
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