LRANY Video Series: Trespasser Responsibility

brokenwindowThis week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on trespasser responsibility.  Currently, New York is one of only two states in the nation where a trespasser can sue a property owner for injuries incurred while trespassing. This backwards standard of liability threatens law abiding New Yorkers’ right to free enjoyment of their property and provides a strong disincentive for businesses to locate in the state.

LRANY supports legislation (S.3619 (Seward)/A.4824 (Magee)) which would prohibit trespassers from suing property owners for their injuries.  The legislation provides exceptions for child trespassers and attractive nuisances such as playgrounds and swimming pools.

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