LRANY Applauds Introduction of Important Lawsuit Reform Bills

On May 14th, two critically important lawsuit reform bills were introduced in the New York State senate – asbestos trust transparency reform (see issue VIDEO here) and a sliding scale for contingency fees (see issue VIDEO here). The first bill, S.5504, was introduced by Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats). This legislation would bring transparency […]

Wall Street Journal Reports on Controversial Lawsuit Bill before the Legislature

By: Scott Hobson On May 15th the Wall Street Journal reported on pending legislation which would give New York courts broad “general jurisdiction” over lawsuits against any corporation registered to do business in the state. This is at odds with a recent unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that litigation must have […]

Physics? Who Needs That!

By: Scott Hobson As if we needed another reminder of the utter absurdity – and often downright insanity – of the Scaffold Law… Yesterday, the First Department Appellate Division issued a decision in Strojek v. 33 East 70th Street Corp., that will leave anyone with even a shred of common sense shaking their head in disbelief. In Strojek, the […]

The New York Times: Albany’s Worst Offense

Today, The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas Stebbins.  This letter beings to light what is perhaps the greatest corruption of all, the no-show job loophole. An Excerpt: “To the Editor: Re “Another Albany Leader Must Go” (editorial, May 5): In all the editorializing and rending of […]

Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month, April 2015 – “Trauma Queens” Sue For $20M Each

This month’s lawsuit features two NYC 20-somethings looking to capitalize off of a tragic event and a lawyer who was happy for the opportunity to take advantage of the legal system. After the tragic East Village gas explosion earlier this month, Lucie Bauermeister and Anna Ramotowska though unharmed from the blast felt they were owed […]