Majority Finds Labor Law Action Against Condo Board Is Barred

, New York Law Journal


In a suit brought by an injured employee of a contractor that was hired by a condo's owners and approved by the condo board, the Court of Appeals held yesterday that the condominium corporation is not an "owner" or "agent" of the owners of individual apartments, drawing a distinction between condominiums and cooperatives. But two dissenters said the ruling "rips a gaping hole in the Labor Law's protective mantle."

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