Philip K. Howard to Keynote at 2015 LRANY Annual Meeting

KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT Philip K. Howard to Keynote for 2015 LRANY Annual Meeting Renowned attorney and author coming to Saratoga Register Today!  We are very excited to announce Philip K. Howard, one of America’s most acclaimed advocates for legal reform, will be featured as the keynote speaker at the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York’s 2015 Annual Meeting […]

For Immediate Release: Lawsuit Reform Alliance Estimates $200m in Additional Costs for LaGuardia Airport Project Due to the ‘Scaffold Law’

For Immediate Release July 30, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Lawsuit Reform Alliance Estimates $200m in Additional Costs for LaGuardia Airport Project Due to the ‘Scaffold Law’ Infrastructure projects across the state costs more because of only-in-New York law (Albany, NY) – The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, a non-profit, nonpartisan group dedicated […]

For Immediate Release: Philip K. Howard to Keynote for 2015 LRANY Annual Meeting

For Immediate Release July 28, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT: Philip K. Howard to Keynote for 2015 LRANY Annual Meeting Renowned attorney and author coming to Saratoga (Albany, NY) – Philip K. Howard, one of America’s most acclaimed advocates for legal reform, will be featured as the keynote speaker for the Lawsuit […]

Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month July 2015: Beggin’ Strips Isn’t Bacon?

This month Phoebe Stonbely discusses a lawsuit that will have you begging for common sense. Though it’s advertised that “beggin strips,” the bacon-like dog treats that claim to make your dog go crazy, are made with real bacon, it’s pretty obvious that there are other ingredients in the doggie snacks. But apparently this was not […]

Albany Times Union – Letter to the Editor: Knock Litigation out of Ballpark

The Albany Times Union recently ran a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Thomas B. Stebbins highlighting how lawsuits against municipalities and the fear of lawsuits effects our culture and the desperate need for simple reforms. An excerpt: “Chris Churchill’s excellent story about how liability fears have made parks like Lake Luzerne inaccessible to […]

Democrat & Chronicle: Lawmakers Who Worked for Law Firms Earned 3x Their State Salary

Gannett’s Joe Spector recently covered information released by LRANY in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. The data is an addendum to our Power of Attorney report from April of this year.  The piece focused on the outside income of legislatures whom also double as lawyers. An excerpt: “State lawmakers who were employed at law firms earned […]

New York Post: Legislators Doubling as Lawyers Raked in $4.2M in 2014

The New York Post recently covered information released by LRANY as an addendum to our Power of Attorney report from April of this year.  The piece focused on the outside income of legislatures whom also double as lawyers. An excerpt: “The 42 state legislators who are lawyers pulled in as much as $4.2 million last year […]

For Immediate Release: Lawyer-Legislators Raked in Millions in Outside Income in 2014

For Immediate Release July 21, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265   Lawyer-Legislators Raked in Millions in Outside Income in 2014 New analysis finds average legal fees and income for trial lawyer-legislators is three times their state salary A recent analysis of state legislators’ outside income by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, a […]

The Legislative Gazette: A Medical Liability Crisis

The Legislative gazette recently posted a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Scott W. Hobson.  The letter identifies the major issues faced by our medical liability system in New York and some simple steps we can take to fix it. An excerpt: “The Legislative Gazette’s recent piece on extending the statute of limitations for medical […]

Capital Tonight Interview: Tom Stebbins on how fear of lawsuits impacts NY’s municipalities

Watch LRANY’s Tom Stebbins discuss with Nick Reisman how fear of lawsuits impacts NY’s municipalities on Capital Tonight.