A Construction Defense Webinar

Coordinating Multijurisdictional Construction Litigation Using Milestones

In this video taken from her popular webinar series, Tashia Rasul leads a discussion and answers questions about using litigation milestones to coordinate counsel representing construction entities in actions pending in civil court and workers’ compensation court at the same time.

Tashia is a partner at Lois Law Firm and Construction Defense Team Leader. This video is from a live webinar recorded on August 2, 2021.

In this video, Tashia talks about:

  • Coordinating litigation proceeding in both workers’ compensation court AND a civil court;
  • Milestones in a typical workers’ compensation proceeding in New York;
  • Milestones in a construction general liability action in New York.
  • Best Practices for reaching global settlements, including advice on mediation strategy.
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Lois has a dedicated Construction Defense Practice because New York construction injuries often lead to two claims: one pending in workers’ compensation court and a civil case based on New York’s Labor Law. These cases are multi-jurisdictional as the two courts reviewing the same set of facts have very different jurisdictional limitations and powers. The injured worker is typically represented by seasoned counsel (from one of just a few firms who have turned construction claims into a specialty) and is aided by a statutory scheme in New York which creates a cottage industry of strict liability claims for employers. The embattled construction employer is therefore required to defend two claims at once filed by the same employee.

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