LRANY Video Series: Non-economic Damage Caps

This week, to continue LRANY’s video series, we bring you a video on non-economic damage caps in New York State.  Unknown to many is the difference between economic and non-economic damages.  Economic damages include all medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings and punitive damages. While damages for non-economic losses include pain and suffering, emotional distress, […]

Judicial Hellholes 2013/2014 – New York City Ranked #3 Worst in Nation

Today, the American Tort Reform Foundation released their annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ report.  It comes as no surprise that New York City was ranked the third worst ‘hellhole’ in the nation citing its unfair civil courts, following California and Lousiana.  Jumping up from number four last year, New York City’s legal climate is only getting worse. […]

LRANY Video Series: Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month – November 2013

This week, to continue the LRANY monthly video series: the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, we bring to you the smoking congresswoman who has filed an asbestos lawsuit. Asbestos lawsuits are a multi-billion dollar industry for plaintiff’s attorneys. Epidemiological research predicted that cases of asbestos related diseases would peak years ago and begin to […]