Times Ledger: Lawsuits Drive Up Healthcare Costs

The Times Leger recently published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins regarding New York’s current medical liability crisis. An excerpt: ” One of the highlights of city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s campaign for mayor was his arrest at a protest against the closure of another city hospital. De […]

Queens Chronicle: Medical Tort Reform Now

The Queens Chronicle recently published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins regarding New York’s current medical liability crisis. An excerpt: “One of the highlights of Bill de Blasio’s campaign for mayor was his arrest at a protest against the closure of another city hospital. Mr. de Blasio’s primary solution was, […]

LRANY Video Series: New York’s Medical Liability Crisis

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on the medical liability crisis our state is currently facing. Last year alone New Yorkers paid $127 million to subsidize medical-malpractice insurance.  Even with this subsidy, doctors across the state still pay astronomically high amounts for insurance, some as high as $200,000 annually; […]

City & State Last Look: Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law

Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins was recently featured on City&State’s “Last Look” discussing the Scaffold Law with managing editor Jon Lentz.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Broad-Based Coalition Urges Governor Cuomo to Include Reform to “Scaffold Law” in Upcoming Executive Budget

ALBANY, NY – Today, a coalition of over fifty advocacy groups representing small and large businesses, developers, insurers, builders, contractors, municipalities and taxpayers issued a joint letter to Governor Cuomo and his top budget staff urging for the inclusion of reform of New York’s “Scaffold Law” in the FY 2014-15 Executive Budget. The Scaffold Law, […]

LRANY Video Series: Daubert Standard of Evidence

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on the Daubert standard of evidence. Currently in New York, we use the “Frye” standard of evidence, which requires only one criterion be satisfied: is the theory “generally accepted?”.  This standard is inadequate at ensuring actions are founded on sound, reliable theories. […]

Waiter, Can I Get a Side of $25,000?

By: Michael Seinberg Everyone has seen the classic movie comedy scene. Waitress/waiter trips and drops a precariously balanced tray of dishes (usually with a lot of tomato sauce involved) onto a hapless diner. Apologies ensue, tears, a few laughs, and the guy gets the girl or vice versa and all is well. Unfortunately for an […]

LRANY Video Series: Interest on Judgments

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video interest on judgments.  Currently, defendants must pay interest on judgments at a fixed rate of 9%, which is significantly higher than the market rate. This rate forces defendants to settle meritless lawsuits rather than risk paying the exorbitant interest rate. The current […]

Facebook Tote Bag Warning Label Contest

Attention LRANY Facebook Fans! We want your ideas! (And you may win a tote bag for them!) We will be creating a tote bag with warning labels, ridiculous warning labels that show how crazy our lawsuit culture has become. Some of our ideas: ‘Warning: Not to be used as a parachute’ – ‘Warning: Not to […]