Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month, February 2015 – Woman Sued Over Barking Dog

This month, Phoebe Stonbely discusses an outrageous lawsuit which shows that sometimes, a dog’s bark can be worse than it’s bite. Denise Norton of Seattle is now risking losing her house after her neighbor sued her for emotional damages over her barking dog. He was awarded a default judgment for the lawsuit because she didn’t […]

LRANY Announces 2015 Schedule of Events

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York is excited to announce our 2015 schedule of events.  For the first time, LRANY will be holding multiple educational and informational events throughout the year and across the state. These events will appeal to broad audiences. Both members and non-members alike are welcome to attend pending space limitations. The […]

Statement from LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Governor Cuomo’s Comments on Tort Reform

February 26, 2015 Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Governor Cuomo’s Comments on Tort Reform Governor Cuomo recently noted that tort reform legislation never gets passed by the legislature because, “There are little secrets that never sit right.” These secrets are plain to see. New Yorkers are well […]

Crain’s New York Business: Litigation Finance Needs Regulation

This weekend Crain’s New York Business published a letter to the editor from LRANY’s Manager of Government Affairs, Scott Hobson focusing on the over due reform and regulation of the litigation finance industry. An Excerpt: “Litigation-finance firms bet on the little guy” (Feb. 9), highlighting the litigation finance industry’s involvement with small business, serves as […]

The Buffalo News: Silver Indictment Offers Hope for Lawsuit Reform

This weekend the Buffalo News published a letter to the editor from LRANY’s Manager of Government Affairs, Scott Hobson highlighting the renewed opportunity for lawsuit reform with new leadership in the assembly. An excerpt: “News that former speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver has been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption and conspiracy […]

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THANKS FOR MAKING SCAFFOLD LAW REFORM DAY AT THE CAPITOL A SUCCESS!

Yesterday, almost one hundred advocates braved the winter weather to gather at the state capitol to urge lawmakers to support common sense reform of New York’s Scaffold Law. Among them were contractors, builders, small business owners, developers, lawyers, municipal officials, and advocacy groups representatives. Attendees traveled from all corners of the state, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, […]

For Immediate Release: ADVOCATES FROM ACROSS THE STATE FLOOD THE CAPITOL TO SUPPORT REFORM OF NEW YORK’S ANTIQUATED SCAFFOLD LAW

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 CONTACT: Phoebe Stonbely (518)708-3578 ADVOCATES FROM ACROSS THE STATE FLOOD THE CAPITOL TO SUPPORT REFORM OF NEW YORK’S ANTIQUATED SCAFFOLD LAW Coalition eyes opportunity for sensible reform following recent changes in power ALBANY, NY – Over one hundred advocates from various professions, and from every corner of […]

Can’t Make it to the Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol?

You Can Still Contact Elected Officials With Our Virtual Lobby Day! If you are unable to make it to the Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol, don’t worry!  We are providing you multiple virtual vehicles to contact your elected officials and still make your voice heard! Twitter:  Hashtag: #SLRLobbyDay2015 A list of Twitter Handles for NYS Legislators […]