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Opinion: Study Suggesting N.Y. Scaffold Law Causes Injuries Misuses Statistical Techniques

[Editor's Note: The following is a commentary on a recent study from the New York Civil Justice Institute. The study argues that the New York’s "Scaffold Law" diverts millions of dollars to legal costs and insurance and that the law …

Study Says N.Y. ‘Scaffold Law’ Drives Up Construction Costs, Causes Injuries

A new study published this month challenges the claim that New York’s Labor Law 240, also known as the “Scaffold Law,” improves workplace safety. The study, titled “The Costs of Labor Law 240,” argues New York incurs additional workplace accidents …

Critics Say It’s Time New York Ends 1885 Scaffold Law

Years before skyscrapers, when New York City’s tallest building was still the 281-foot spire of Wall Street’s historic Trinity Church, state lawmakers passed the Scaffold Law, which made property owners and contractors liable for most “gravity-related” injuries to workers on …

Insurers Sue Over Southern California School Abuse Settlement

Seven insurers have sued the Los Angeles school district to avoid paying a $30 million settlement to 58 alleged victims of child abuse at an elementary school. The insurers claim there was no relevant coverage under the policies, but the …