Daily Freeman:Reform ‘Scaffold Law’

Today, The Daily Freeman shared a letter written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, this letter is following Governor Cuomo’s recent tour of the state-funded economic development projects in the Mid-Hudson.  Tom explains the how this funding is partially wasted due to the ‘Scaffold Law’. An excerpt: “Dear Editor: Gov. Cuomo’s recent tour of the state-funded economic development projects in the Mid-Hudson […]

82-Year-Old Assaulted by Rogue Tuna Files Suit

By: Michael Seinberg When 82-year old Tatiana Strage entered the Trader Joe’s on 72nd Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan last February, she had no idea she was in imminent danger. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a rogue can of tuna flew from a shelf and struck her on the bridge of the nose. Instead […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Giuliani Emphasizes Need for Tort Reform in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- October 24, 2012 (Washington,D.C.): Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Legal Reform Summit in Washington, D.C., former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stressed the need for New York to enact meaningful lawsuit reform. He noted that past efforts to pass tort reform had been stalled by the powerful […]

The Daily Star – Fox Judgment Is Bad for New Yorkers

This past weekend, The Daily Star ran an opinion piece written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas Stebbins, which was in response to the recent news that an Otsego County jury awarded a woman $126 million in a lawsuit against the local Fox Hospital.  Stebbins highlights the impact that such a large judgment has on the […]

If You Feed a Lawyer Once, They Keep Coming Back For More

By: Michael Seinberg Yuba City, CA has just managed to get itself out of some legal trouble and set itself up for even more thanks to an unusual and likely very costly move. “Professional plaintiff” George Louie will receive a one-time payment from the city in order that he stop suing small business owners over […]

Times Union: Letter- Canceling Recess an Inane Decision

The recent news that Saratoga schools will be canceling recess highlights the unfortunate effects of litigation fears.  The Times Union shared a letter to the editor today written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, in which he discusses this situation. “Kudos to the editorial condemning Saratoga schools for canceling recess in the name of child […]

VIDEO: Tom Stebbins Talks New York Lawsuit Reform With Trial Attorney David Lesch

LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, was a recent guest on “Today’s Verdict“, a TV show hosted by trial attorney David Lesch.  Tom discussed common sense reforms to our legal system that would create jobs and lower costs to New Yorkers.  During the interview, Tom addressed the issue of trespasser responsibility, which allows trespassers to sue property owners […]

Asbestos Proven to Cause Judicial Insanity

By: Michael Seinberg We all know that exposure to asbestos can cause all sorts of nasty health problems, but a new ruling by a New York Supreme Court justice now shows that even talking about the substance can have serious mental repercussions. It seems one Ronald Dummitt and his very talented lawyer sued Crane Co. […]

The Syracuse Post Standard: Changing Scaffold Law Would Aid Development

Today, The Post Standard shared a letter written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, this letter is following Governor Cuomo’s recent tour of the state-funded economic development projects in Syracuse.  Tom explains the how this funding is partially wasted due to the ‘Scaffold Law’. An excerpt: “To the Editor:  Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent tour of the state-funded economic development projects […]

Gas Can Manufacturer To Rise From the Ashes?

By: Michael Seinberg Last summer saw the official demise of Blitz USA, until then, the largest maker of gas cans in the US. The company claims that they were forced to declare bankruptcy as a result of lawsuits by people injured after misusing Blitz products in a variety of shockingly dangerous ways. Plaintiffs’ lawyers claim […]