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SCAFFOLD LAW REFORM RELEASE: Common Good Releases Paper on New York’s “Obsolete, Inequitable” Scaffold Law

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017** Contact: Adam Morey amorey@lrany.org 518-512-5265 Common Good Releases Paper on New York’s “Obsolete, Inequitable” Scaffold Law Law Could Add $300 Million to the Cost of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project “classic example of obsolete law, and is indicative of a problem with American law generally” NEW YORK, NY – […]

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The Buffalo News — Another Voice: Scaffold Law Is a Drain on State’s Economy

A piece written by LRANY’s Adam Morey was published in the Buffalo News this week. The opinion piece noted the financial drain of the antiquated Scaffold Law. An excerpt: “If our elected representatives are truly serious about updating the state’s aging infrastructure, they will need to provide the proper funding – and commit to spending […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Diverse Group of Advocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix Scaffold Law

September 19, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518-708-3578   DIVERSE GROUP OF ADVOCATES RALLY BEHIND NEW FEDERAL BILL TO FIX SCAFFOLD LAW Reform of Only-In-New York Liability Rules Crucial for Disaster Relief, Infrastructure Modernization, Low-income Housing (Albany, NY) – The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) today joined the New York […]

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*LRANY STATEMENT* Congressman Faso Joins Assemblyman McDonald’s State-Level Support for Scaffold Law Reform with Federal Legislation

September 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518-512-5265 STATEMENT FROM LRANY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RE: Congressman Faso Joins Assemblyman McDonald’s State-Level Support for Scaffold Law Reform with Federal Legislation “This bi-partisan effort is an important step in the right direction and should be a wake-up call for Governor Cuomo and the legislature. New […]

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The Journal News — Now Cuomo Should Fix Scaffold Law: Letter

A letter to the editor from LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely calling to Cuomo to now focus on fixing the broken Scaffold Law now that the Tappan Zee Bridge project is complete. An excerpt: “With the first span of the newly constructed bridge, Gov. Cuomo is reminding New Yorkers that many said he’d never be able to […]

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Elmira Star-Gazette — Scaffold Law in Need of Reform

The Elmira Star-Gazette recently published a letter written by LRANY’s Executive Director. This piece is in response to an article which failed to mention the trial lawyers as the primary opposition to Scaffold Law law reform. An excerpt: “The Elmira Star-Gazette, Ithaca Journal and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle are right to identify the “Scaffold Law” as […]

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TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK JOINS FIGHT TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW

TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK JOINS FIGHT TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW Expansive court decisions attract new members to the Scaffold Law Reform Coalition ALBANY – The Trucking Association of New York (TANY) is the latest advocacy organization to join the coalition in support of A.5624, a bill introduced by Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) aimed […]

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY URGES NEW YORK LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW

  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY URGES NEW YORK LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW State chapter president points to Scaffold Law as obstacle to Superstorm Sandy recovery, affordable housing ALBANY – Calling the Scaffold law “one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to affordable housing and disaster relief,” the president of Habitat for Humanity of […]

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ALBANY ASSEMBLYMEMBER INTRODUCES BILL TO FIX NEW YORK’S ARCANE SCAFFOLD LAW

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2017** Contact: Adam Morey amorey@lrany.org 518-512-5265 ALBANY ASSEMBLYMEMBER INTRODUCES BILL TO FIX NEW YORK’S ARCANE SCAFFOLD LAW Proposed legislation will provide “significant savings” for local governments, and “not weaken the law’s safety provisions” ALBANY – Backed by the 75 member Scaffold Law Reform Coalition, Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) has introduced […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Municipal Costs the Focus of Scaffold Law Reform Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday February 14, 2017 CONTACT: Phoebe Stonbely (518)708-3578   Municipal Costs the Focus of Scaffold Law Reform Day NYCOM Urges Lawmakers to Fix the Law Advocates: “Cost billions and causes injuries.” ALBANY, NY – Civil justice advocates gathered at the state capitol to urge legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo to fix the […]