LRANY Video Series: Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, August 2014 – “Hell on Wheels” Strikes Again

This week, LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month for August of 2014: “Hell on Wheels” Strikes Again. Zoltan Hersch, a double amputee from Brooklyn was dubbed ‘hell on wheels’ by the New York Post after filing 87 federal lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2011. He returned […]

LRANY Video Series: Trial Lawyer Political Influence

This week, to continue the LRANY Video Series, LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, brings you a video on the powerful influence of trial lawyers in our state. See report which reviews their political spending here. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ADA Lawsuits, They’re Real and They’re Not Spectacular

(Albany, NY) – The iconic restaurant featured in many Seinfeld episodes was recently sued for over $30,000 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York is warning that this case is just the beginning of a flood of ADA litigation targeting New York businesses, similar to the billion-dollar […]

Glens Falls Post Star: Medical Premiums Hurt By Lawsuits

Today, the Glens Falls Post Star published a letter written by LRANY’s Scott W. Hobson in response to a recent piece by Dr. Sean Dow calling for medical malpractice reform (Malpractice reform will help us all 8.4.14). An excerpt: “Editor: In his recent commentary, “Malpractice reform will help us all” on Aug. 5, Dr. Dow […]

Statement from LRANY Executive Director Regarding the Rockefeller Institute’s Scaffold Law Study

A statement in response to the Times Union article regarding the Rockefeller Institute’s Scaffold Law Study. “Facts are facts – and the facts show that the Scaffold Law causes injuries and costs millions – likely billions – in public infrastructure dollars. All of this data is publicly available and publicly verifiable. Those who oppose Scaffold […]

LRANY Video Series: New York’s “Martin Act”

This week, to continue the LRANY Video Series, Tom Stebbins discussed New York’s “Martin Act.” The Martin Act was established in Albany in 1921, it granted the Attorney General broad powers to investigate and pursue alleged wrongdoing associated with the purchase and sale of securities. The Martin Act is one of the toughest securities laws […]

LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month- Snoozing Fan Sues Yankees for $10M

This week, to continue LRANY’s Video Series, Phoebe Stonbely brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of July.  Andrew Rector was at a Yankees/Red Socks game at Yankees Stadium when he drifted off and took a nap.  He caught the attention of ESPN correspondents who made some comments.  This clip quickly made its way to the […]