LRANY Video Series: Funding Political Campaigns with the ‘Martin Act’

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring you a video on funding political campaigns with recovery’s from the ‘Martin Act’.  The Martin Act, established in Albany in 1921, grants the Attorney General broad powers to investigate and pursue alleged wrongdoing associated with the purchase and sale of securities.  It is one of […]

LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month March 2014

This week, to continue the LRANY monthly video series: the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, we bring to you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month March 2014. Seen across headlines for the past month, the winner of this month’s most ridiculous title was the suit in which 18 year old Rachel Canning of New […]

LRANY Video Series: Contingency Fee Limits

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring you a video on contingency fee limits.  With attorney’s fees commonly 33% or more of the total award, victims often receive far less than the total award would suggest. LRANY supports a plan to broaden the contingency fee schedule currently in place for medical malpractice actions to all tort cases. […]

Times Union: Make Lawyer Use Transparent

Today, the Albany Times Union published a letter written by LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely calling for regulation and transparency in the states use of private sector attorney’s. An excerpt: “New York state has spent a staggering $3 billion on lawsuits and litigation over the past decade (“Lawsuits vanish on your dime,” Feb. 23), and that’s just […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York Lawsuit Reform Group Calls Out Speaker Silver for Hindering N.Y. School Construction

March 6, 2014 (Albany, NY): On the heels of Speaker Sheldon Silvers’ recent public comments regarding the condition of New York’s public schools The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), said today that the deteriorating conditions at New York’s schools are Silver’s own fault. “Speaker Silver is correct in his assessment that children should not […]