Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month, March 2015 – Restaurant Sued for Sizzling Hot Fajitas

This month, Phoebe Stonbely will discuss an outrageous lawsuit from New Jersey. Hiram Jimenez, a New Jersey man, was visiting an Applebee’s in 2010 and ordered steak fajitas which, as advertised, were delivered to him on a sizzling hot skillet. Before enjoying their meal, the plaintiff and his brother bowed their heads to pray. Jimenez […]

Albany Times Union: Hope Follows Silver Indictment

Today, the Albany Times Union published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely. This letter highlights the new found optimism and hope that is upon New York following the arrest and indictment of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. An Excerpt: “Following the indictment of former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Albany may […]

Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Trial Lawyer Lobby Day

March 11, 2015 Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Trial Lawyer Lobby Day “As the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) lobbies our state elected officials today, they allege they are fighting for workers and patients. Meanwhile, they staunchly defend their 33% cut, and oppose any limitations on […]

Scaffold Law Reform Advocates: Moya Bill a “Diversion”

March 3rd, 2015 Scaffold Law Reform Advocates: Moya Bill a “Diversion” Statement from Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in response to Assemblyman Moya’s Scaffold Law “transparency” legislation: Assemblyman Moya’s “transparency” legislation is nothing but a poorly-disguised diversionary tactic. Our coalition of over 60 organizations, representing businesses, builders, union […]