AGC Calls on Congress to Address Tort Reform

AGC joined national organizations representing the real estate, contracting and construction sectors in support of a common-sense tort reform measure that would help control costs associated with excessive liability insurance premiums for construction projects in New York State.
The organizations delivered a letter to Congress supporting the “Infrastructure Expansion Act” which would address property owners’ and contractors’ “absolute liability” for workplace injuries under New York’s “Scaffold Law.” The unique-to-New York Scaffold Law leads to higher project carrying costs that must be paid for liability insurance premiums. The bill would simply replace the standard with the more common “comparative negligence” standard.
For more information, contact Jim Young at [email protected].

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