The Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month Jan. ’15: Woman Sues When Tights Don’t Cause Orgasm

Welcome to the first 2015 edition of the most outrageous lawsuit of the month. This month’s lawsuit is not guaranteed to hit the spot. This week, Phoebe Stonbely will discuss a lawsuit about, Mung Wang – a woman from Queens has brought a federal class action case against the tights manufacture KushyFoot – for $5 […]

Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Mayor de Blasio’s Recognition of Frivolous Lawsuits’ Impact on NYC

January 30, 2015 Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Mayor de Blasio’s Recognition of Frivolous Lawsuits’ Impact on NYC “We applaud Mayor de Blasio’s recognition that frivolous lawsuits are major drain on the city coffers. As comptroller Stringer recently reported, New York City spends more on lawsuits than […]

Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins Regarding the Imminent Departure of Sheldon Silver

January 28, 2015 Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins Regarding the Imminent Departure of Sheldon Silver “News that Sheldon Silver will soon be replaced as Speaker of the Assembly marks the beginning of a new era in which New Yorkers can finally hope see to justice, fairness, and common sense […]

Wall Street Journal: Sheldon Silver Charges Highlight Allure of Asbestos Cases

In the wake of Speaker Silver’s arrest, the press is connecting his potential links to asbestos cases.  LRANY Executive Director comments in this article. An excerpt: “Tom Stebbins, the executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, an Albany-based group that thinks businesses and others face too much litigation, said the relative shortage […]

For Immediate Release: Legal Reform Group Calls for Further Investigation by US Attorney into New York City Asbestos Courts

  January 26, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Legal Reform Group Calls for Further Investigation by US Attorney into New York City Asbestos Courts Group says Silver investigation and recent judicial rulings raise a lot of questions (ALBANY, NY) Today, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York called on US Attorney […]

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested, Charged With Five Counts of Fraud and Corruption

By: Scott Hobson & Phoebe Stonbely The truth shall prevail. This week, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested and charged with five counts of fraud and corruption. The federal investigation alleges the Speaker abused his position and power to enrich himself, claiming he received excess of $6 million over the last decade. […]

New York Law Journal: Speaker’s Arrest Prompts Calls for Change and Patience

In response to Speaker Silver’s arrest yesterday, the New York Law Journal ran an article today highlighting the facts of the situation and recording reactions from many, including LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins. An excerpt: “Tom Stebbins, the director of a business-supported Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, said Silver’s five-count criminal complaint suggests Silver’s […]

Statement from LRANY Executive Director on Speaker Silver Arrest

January 22, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins Speaker Sheldon Silver’s alleged corruption and violations of a spate of federal laws represent a shameful breach of public trust and abuse of authority, the charges should be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent […]

Political Alert: Speaker Silver to be Arrested

According to a report from the New York Times, federal authorities are expected to arrest Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D, Manhattan) today on corruption charges.

Statement in Response to the 2015 State of the State from Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY)

“We commend Governor Cuomo’s commitment to improving our state’s infrastructure – but unfortunately, hundreds of millions of these dollars will be wasted because of the archaic “Scaffold Law. ” Due to the imbalanced liability standards of this outdated law, nearly a billion taxpayer dollars are wasted each year. The law unfairly burdens small businesses and […]