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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This week, the Times Union reported a story about our alleged influence on a study conducted by the Rockefeller Institute at University at Albany and Cornell on the cost of the Scaffold Law. In an effort to discredit the study, the Labor-backed Center for Popular Democracy filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to […]
This week, the Schenectady Daily Gazette published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely responding to an editorial by the Gazette’s staff and exposing that the figures published were indeed an even higher cost to New York’s taxpayers. An Excerpt: “Re July 4 editorial ["Big money follows the powerful"]: Kudos to the […]
This week, The Journal News published a response from LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, rebutting a previous piece calling to “Keep the Scaffold Law Strong”. An excerpt: “Re “Keep the Scaffold Law strong,” July 10 Community View: The writer defends New York’s Scaffold Safety Law, saying it gave him his “day in court.” Of […]
This week, the Watertown Daily Times published a letter written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, looking to Scaffold Law reform as a method financial relief for the Tappan Zee Bridge project. An excerpt: “We certainly agree with the Watertown Daily Times that there are better ways to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge […]