Construction Accident Litigation

'O'Brien': A Sea Change ... or Not?

, New York Law Journal


Construction Accident Litigation columnist Brian J. Shoot writes: The Court of Appeals ended March with a 4-to-3 ruling that at least some defense advocates are already heralding as having effected a sea change in the jurisprudence concerning the so-called "scaffold statute." I think it far more likely that the case was, at bottom, just about exterior stairs and the impossibility of keeping them dry when it rains.

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