Raymond C. Green, a retired General Attorney at the New York State Insurance Fund, writes: Reality-informed skepticism compels thought that any bill applying the comparative culpability statute to the Scaffold Law will not reach the governor's desk. But, that does not foreclose a different approach. What is needed is for the Court of Appeals to look again and overrule holdings which denied the applicability of CPLR 14-A to Section 240.
Labor Law §240 and CPLR 14-A Legislation: a Different Look
New York Law Journal
November 1, 2013