Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month, June 2015: Woman Sues eBay to Sell Plots of Land on the Sun

This month’s Phoebe Stonbely will discuss a lawsuit that is out of this world ridiculous! A few years back, a Spanish woman named Maria Angeles Duran claimed ownership rights to the sun. She began to sell plots of land on the sun – on eBay, for one euro per square meter. Once eBay caught onto, […]

Session Ends – Trial Lawyer Bills Thwarted

By: Tom Stebbins Last night, the tumultuous 2015 legislative session came to a close. We are pleased to report that, with your help and support, all the trial lawyer’s priority bills were stopped, and their liability-expanding agenda did not come to pass. In the last days of the session, you, our supporters, sent hundreds of […]

Capital Tonight Interview: Tom Stebbins Discusses Avoiding Bad Faith Lawsuits

Watch Tom Stebbins discuss “Bad-faith” bill S.4049-A/A.257 with Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight. The bill proves to be a trial lawyer handout that would create a detrimental blow for all New Yorkers.

For Immediate Release: Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Opposes Medical Liability Statute of Limitations Expansion

For Immediate Release June 16, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Opposes Medical Liability Statute of Limitations Expansion Legislation to enact a “date of discovery” law for medical malpractice cases would harm patients, not help them, group says (Albany, NY) – The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) […]

Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins Responds to United Policyholders’ Insurance Lawsuit Report

June 15, 2015 Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins Responds to United Policyholders’ Insurance Lawsuit Report “We know from failed experiments in other states like California that so-called “bad faith” laws harm consumers by dramatically increasing the cost of insurance and driving carriers from the market. It’s certainly suspicious that United […]

Trial Lawyers Push Dramatic Expansion of Medical Liability

As the end of the 2015 legislative session draws near, the personal injury lawyer lobby has engaged in an all-out push to extend New York’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. Under current law, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is 2.5 years after the act or omission which gave rise to […]

The Buffalo News – Letter: Scaffold Law Increases Injuries, Costs Billions

The Buffalo News recently published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins. The letter was in response to a piece written in favor of keeping the Scaffold Law as it is. Mr. Stebbins explains in his rebuttal that a simple reform to the New York only law would alleviate […]

Crain’s New York: How to Heal the City’s Hospitals; Tame Trial Lawyers.

Today, Crain’s New York Business published a letter to the editor written by LRANY Execuitve Director, Thomas B. Stebbins.  This letter focused on the need for medical liability reform in our state as numerous hospitals are closing under the crushing cost of medial liability insurance due to the high risk imposed on practitioners by the […]