Lawsuits cost New York taxpayers over a billion dollars a year – we’re working to change that.
If someone breaks into your house and injures themselves, they can sue you – we’re working to change that.
If a worker injures themselves while drunk on the job, the employer is liable – we’re working to change that.
A party only 1% at fault can be forced to pay 100% of a judgment, encouraging lawsuit abuse – we’re working to change that.
Fear of lawsuits causes providers to order unnecessary tests and procedures, driving up healthcare costs – we’re working to change that.
The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) is a broad based coalition of hardworking New York business leaders, professionals and taxpayers who are committed to changing New York’s burdensome and expensive legal system to help create more jobs and energize our State’s economy.
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On November 19th, LRANY hosted our first Annual Meeting and Key Issues Summit focused on Scaffold Law reform. The day included an overview of recent Court of Appeals rulings, a luncheon, keynote address by singer Collette McLafferty, and panel discussions on the legal, insurance, and political dimensions of the Scaffold Law. Thanks to all […]
In today’s Times Union, LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins writes that the Scaffold Law is siphoning critical dollars from our educational system. New York voters approved the $2 billion “Smart Schools Bond Act” for school construction and technology upgrades. Sadly, much of that money will be wasted due to a law that only exists in […]
Today, the Brooklyn Eagle published a letter by LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins calling for common-sense reform to New York’s trespasser liability laws. “We applaud Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Lentol, and Borough President Adams on their call for steeper penalties for trespassing at New York’s landmarks and infrastructure projects (NYC pols seek increased penalties for bridge, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Albany, NY (November 20, 2014)- Earlier this year, Collette McLafferty’s life was turned upside down. Without warning, the successful Manhattan singer and songwriter was served with a $10 million lawsuit by a P!nk cover band co-creator and personal injury lawyer Charles Bonfonte. The lawsuit alleges that McLafferty and her fellow bandmates’ lack […]