Steel Group Takes Suit Over NYC Crane Laws To High Court

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit's holding that New York City crane statutes are not preempted by federal law creates a confusing patchwork of rules and undermines the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a steel industry group has told the nation's top court.

The Steel Institute of New York, in a brief dated Aug. 5, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike the city's various crane and derrick requirements as preempted by the landmark federal law.

In May, the Second Circuit rejected preemption, finding that New York's crane laws...
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