N.Y. State Senator Breaks Leg At Home Under Construction, Then Sues Builder And Homeowner

During the past few years, our confidence in our U.S. lawmakers has come into question for their ethics. One would think that when we vote for these people to regulate our  states, that one of the qualifications would be their common sense. So when I read an article about one New York State senator suing his constituents, it makes one wonder as to his qualifications to hold office. Here are the details of what happened.

There was a home under construction with its front door locked. The senator disregarded this and went to the back of the house where he gained access through a rear door. There was a ladder the workers used to gain access to the second story of the home, since the staircase had not been built yet. The senator chose, of his own volition, to climb the ladder. He subsequently fell off the ladder and broke his leg. The break required surgery and the senator decided to sue the home builder and the home owners.

The article goes on to state:

Alesi claims the builder and homeowners were negligent for failing to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. Builder DiRisio says the house was in a safe condition for construction workers.

What is ironic is that the senator states on his Web site that he supports small businesses. But in reality he has a strange way of showing it by suing not only a small business owner, but also one of his constituents. Hopefully he will reconsider the lawsuit and handle the situation in a responsible manner.

Our law makers should be responsible for showing that they are responsible for their own actions, whether in Senate meetings or in public.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Source – WHEC News

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I have been writing for Lockergnome for eight years.

  • Dennis Dittmar

    Sadly we live in a culture and world where being a vicitim is almost its own payoff. But of course the real payoff is dollars. Being a politician supposedly meant you were a representative of not just the people but the spirit of the law. Now it means you know enough on how to use it to your own advantage. Sadly he didnt hit his head and knock some sense into it.

  • Robert

    I guess you can tell from the story that this Politician needs to be put to pasture since he has lost the ability to think like a normal human. He has become a danger to himself and thus needs to be institutionalized to be taken care of in his declining mental state.

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  • Deborah

    I can’t for the life of me respond to this. It’s unconscionable.

  • George

    I say we go visit his house! If he can get away with breaking and entering so can we! Let’s see if we can fall down his staircase or trip on a bottle of his booze he is apparently drinking.

    What an idiot!

  • Buffet

    The clumsy oaf was probably drunk!! I suggest a countersuit.

  • Spiffslalom

    The suit was dropped a day or two after the news became public.


    But that doesn’t excuse his being a flying ashhole.

    The best disinfectant is indeed the light of day. Can’t wait for the Wall Street Wikileaks.

    • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

      Thanks Spiffsialom for the information.
      It is appreciated.
      Regards, Ron

  • Peter W

    Soory to say, but this comes as no surprise whatsoever. I’m outside the US, but what I say next should in no way be taken as me having a ‘dig’ in general: the simple fact is that this behaviour is exactly what we (outside the US) have come to expect from US citizens: a litigation society that seems to have originated there, and then crept its insidious way into other countries like a cancer.
    When will people take resoponsibility for their own actions, instaed of looking for someone else to blame? It seems to me that common sense is FAR from being a common commodity!
    That said, politicians seem to be of the same breed worldwide, without political or geographical boundaries: they seem to inhabit a moral and ethical vacuum, where the only real difference would appear to be the level of corruption that has been unearthed at any particular place and time!

    • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

      Thanks Peter W for sharing that with us.

  • Juan

    Did he died?