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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 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.