Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A supplier's liability under the Labor Law.

The Appellate Division affirmed the motion court dismissal of the complaint as against the defendant-supplier.  The supplier established that it was not an agent of the owner under Labor Law § 241(6), since it did not have the authority to direct, supervise, or control the injury-producing work.  Instead, it was merely the supplier of the allegedly defective mini-container, against whom liability under the Labor Law cannot be imposed.

Case:  Ahern v. NYU Langone Med. Ctr., NY Slip Op 01264 (1st Dep't February 16, 2016)

Here is the decision.

Tomorrow's issue:  The homeowner's exemption under the Labor Law.