Letter: Trespasser Liability Reform Needed

Today, the Brooklyn Eagle published a letter by LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins calling for common-sense reform to New York’s trespasser liability laws.

“We applaud Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Lentol, and Borough President Adams on their call for steeper penalties for trespassing at New York’s landmarks and infrastructure projects (NYC pols seek increased penalties for bridge, infrastructure trespassing, 11.18.14). However, the greater problem is that those criminals can sue the city if they are injured while trespassing. Only in New York and California can a trespasser sue a property owner for injuries incurred while trespassing.”

Read the full letter here

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