Subcontractor Can't Nix Claims Over 2008 NYC Crane Collapse

Law360, Chicago (March 6, 2014, 9:53 PM EST) -- A New York judge on Tuesday refused to let a concrete contractor off the hook on claims that its negligence contributed to a deadly 2008 crane collapse in Manhattan, finding that dueling theories about what caused the accident need to be tested in court.

In an order dated March 4, New York Supreme Court judge Manuel J. Mendez denied Sorbara Construction Corp. — which operated the crane — summary judgment on cross-claims for indemnification and contribution from New York Crane & Equipment Co., which rented the...
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