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12/18/15 — New York Post – Even with Shelly Silver in Prison, New Yorkers Will Still Pay for His Legal Corruption

12/15/15 — Legal Newsline – With Sheldon Silver Convicted, N.Y. Legal Reform Sees Chance at More Success 

12/13/15 — New York Post – FDNY Firefighters File Lawsuit: Loud Sirens Are Making Us Deaf 

12/11/15 — New York Daily NewsCleaning up the Albany Mess

12/10/15 — The Elmira Star- Gazette – Fix Asbestos Litigation in New York

12/8/15 — The Journal News – Fight Corruption, Reform Scaffold Law

12/8/15 — The Buffalo News – Common-Sense Legal Reforms Are Long Overdue in New York

12/6/15 — Albany Times Union – Cleanse Agenda of Trial Lawyers 

12/5/15 — The Poughkeepsie Journal – Silver Conviction Should Further Push Albany to Reform Policies

12/5/15 — Albany Times Union – Who Suffered from New York Pols’ Payoff Cases?

12/2/15 — Gotham Gazette – After Silver: Legal Reform is Ethics Reform

11/30/15 — Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sheldon Silver Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial

11/23/15 — NY 1 TWC News – Closing Arguments Delivered in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

11/19/15 — Observer – With Silver and Skelos Trials, a Light Breeze of Change Wafts Over Albany

11/9/15 — New York Post – Sheldon Silver’s Schemes Encouraged Greed and Corruption, Lawyers Say

11/8/15 — Albany Times Union – Arbitration a Better Choice for Consumers

11/5/15 — The Post-Journal – Counties Stress Need for Scaffold Law Reform

10/2/15 — Syracuse Post-Standard – Changing Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Would Harm Schools, Churches

9/18/15 — New York Daily NewsLike a Ton of Bricks

8/25/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Compounders, DME Suppliers Turn to Civil Court for Payment

8/23/15 — New York Daily News – EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of Workers’ Compensation Suits Filed in Bronx Could Clog Courts, Advocates Say

7/31/15 — Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin – Forms Show What Lawmakers Do — or Don’t Do — for Clients

7/26/15 — Newsday – NYC Lawsuit Payouts Expected to Rise despite Tougher Stance on Nuisance Claims

7/23/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Reform Group Tallies Lawyer-Lawmaker Outside Earnings

7/21/15 — New York Post – Legislators Doubling as Lawyers Raked in $4.2M in 2014

7/21/15 — Rochester Democrat & Chronicle– Lawmakers Who Worked for Law Firms Earned 3x Their State Salary

7/21/15 — Albany Times UnionLetter: Knock Litigation out of Ballpark

7/21/15 — New York State of Politics Report: Lawyer-Legislators Earned as Much as $4.2M Combined

7/21/15 — Albany Times UnionDonors Support Friends, Foes in New York State Legislature

7/20/15 — The Legislative Gazette – A Medical Liability Crisis 

7/17/15 — City & StateLetter, Re: The Scaffold Law After Silver’s Fall

7/10/15 — Westchester Business Journal – Advocates Optimistic for Scaffold Law Reform in 2016

6/16/15 — The Wall Street Journal – Buckle Up for Ralph Nader’s ‘Tort Museum’

6/5/15 — The Buffalo News – Letter: Scaffold Law Increases Injuries, Costs Billions

5/31/15 — Crain’s New York Business – How to Heal the City’s Hospitals; Tame Trial Lawyers. 

5/8/15 — The Global Legal Post – New York Urged to End Non-Working Law Firm Roles for Politicians

5/8/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – High Court Grants Worker Summary Judgment on Section 240(1) Claim for Fall Down Manhole

5/7/15 — The New York Times – Albany’s Worst Offense

4/22/15 — New York Daily News – EXCLUSIVE: Political Spending by State’s Trial Lawyers Jumps 27% in 2014 over Previous Year, Report Says 

4/22/15 — Buffalo Law Journal – BLJ Editor’s Notebook: The ‘Other’ Side of the Scaffold Law 

4/7/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Insurance Panel Chairman Proposes pilot Liability Program for small Contractors

4/3/15 — High Court Issues 2 Rulings on Scope of Scaffold Law

3/12/15 — Times Union – Hope Follows Silver Indictment

3/9/15 — Legal Newsline – New NYCAL Judge an Unknown to Asbestos Litigants 

3/3/15 — Legal Newsline – Replaced NYCAL Judge Was ‘Hands-off,’ Allowed Asbestos Plaintiffs Bar to ‘Run the Show,’ Defense Attorneys Say

2/26/15 — New York PostEditorial: After Silver — Ending Ambulance-Chasers’ Rule of New York 

2/22/15 — Crain’s New York Business – Litigation Finance Needs Regulation

2/21/15 — The Buffalo News – Silver Indictment Offers Hope for Lawsuit Reform 

2/11/15 — State of Politics – Scaffold Law Opponents: We Have The Data

2/10/15 — Albany Business Review – Contractors, Developers and Lobbyists Say Scaffold Law Reform Gains Traction (Video)

2/10/15 — Albany Business Review – Today is Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol

2/8/15 — Crain’s New York Business – Reading Tea Leaves on New Speaker

2/2/15 — New York Daily News – Close Advisor to Carl Heastie Is a Lobbyist for Trial Lawyers 

2/2/15 — New York Post – Do Trial Lawyers Already Have a Friend in Carl Heastie? 

2/1/15 — Crain’s New York Business In Albany, the More Things Change… 

1/30/15 — My9NJ: Chasing Pink Is the New Ugly

1/30/15 — Albany Business Review – One Subplot of the Silver Story: An Opening for Lawsuit Reform

1/29/15 — CNY Business Journal – The “Scaffold Law”: Proof of New York’s Ongoing Hostility Towards Business and Common Sense

1/28/15 — Times Union Silver Has Long Been Seen as an Immovable Defender of Status Quo, but He’s Not the Only One

1/28/15 — Capital New York – Interim Silver Replacement Has More Business-Friendly Agenda

1/27/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Silver Arrest Expected to Improve Chances for Scaffold Law Reform

1/26/15 — New York Post – Musician Sued for Being ‘Too Ugly’ Trying to Eliminate Silly Lawsuits

1/25/15 — New York Post – Silver’s Law Firm Rakes in Millions from Judges He Controls 

1/25/15 — Crains New York Business – Tarnished Silver: Speaker’s Arrest Upends Most Everything in Albany

1/23/15 — The Wall Street Journal – Sheldon Silver Charges Highlight Allure of Asbestos Cases

1/23/15 — New York Law Journal – Speaker’s Arrest Prompts Calls for Change and Patience

1/22/15 — TU Capitol Confidential – Sheldon Silver Arrest React-O-Mat™

1/12/15 – Business Groups Renewing Push for Scaffold Law Reform

12/17/14–New York Daily News – N.Y., Trial Lawyers’ Playground 

11/23/14–Times Union – Letter: Schools Suffer Under State’s Scaffold Law

11/19/14–Brooklyn Daily EagleLetter: A Call for Trespasser Responsibility Legislation

9/30/14 — The Journal News – Letter: Scaffold Law Driving Up Costs On New TZB

9/23/14– The Poughkeepsie Journal – Valley Views: New York Needs to Reform Scaffold Law

8/13/14 — The Post Star – Medical Premiums Hurt By Lawsuits

7/27/14 — Newsday – Letter: Scaffold Law Unfairly Penalizes Employers

7/15/14 — Schenectady Daily Gazette  Failure to Enact Tort Reform Costs Billions

7/14/14 — The Journal NewsIn Reply: Scaffold Law Adds Costs, But Not Safety

7/14/14 — Watertown Daily TimesReforming Scaffold Law Would Save Money

7/10/14 — New York PostStanding Up to Shelly (Letters from LRANY and Supporter)

7/8/14 — New York Post – Watchdog Wary of Sheldon Silver’s Income From Law Firm

7/7/14 — New York Daily News – Trial Lawyers Spend Record Amount Lobbying Against Payment Limits for Attorneys

6/27/14 — Binghamton Press & Sun BulletinLetter: Lawmakers, Lawyers Love to Add More Liability

6/17/14 — New York PostThe Business of Birth

6/13/14 — Troy RecordOvercoming Physician Shortage Overdue, Challenging

5/12/14 — Times Union Scaffold Law is Too Costly for New York

5/3/14 — The Journal News A.G. Must Tackle ‘Lawsuit Lending’

4/29/14 — Syracuse Post Standard – Bar Stool Lawsuit No Laughing Matter for New York Business

4/15/14 — The Buffalo News – Letter: Medical Liability Reform Will Ease Doctor Shortage

4/4/14 — The Journal News – Medical Liability Change Aids Lawyers

3/21/14 — The Daily Gazette – State Scaffold Law Absolutely Too Strict

3/19/14 — New York Post – Scaffold Law’s Price

3/7/14 — Times Union – Make Lawyer Use Transparent

1/27/14 — Times Union – Dismantle Scaffold Law to Help Fund Education

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Television Appearances

12/1/15 – CBS 6 Albany – Lawmakers, Government Watchdogs Push for Reform after Silver Verdict

11/3/15 – WNYT News Channel 13 NBC  Silver or Political Culture: What’s Really on Trial?

11/3/15 – NY1 TWC News – Opening Statements Begin in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

11/2/15 – WNYT News Channel 13 NBC – Jury Selection Begins in Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Trial

11/2/15 – Time Warner Cable News – Jury Selection Underway in Trial of Former Speaker Sheldon Silver

10/1/15 – Capital Tonight – Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law Reform Support from Majority of NY Counties 

7/16/15 – Capital Tonight – Tom Stebbins on How Fear of Lawsuits Impacts NY’s Municipalities 

6/24/15 – Capital Tonight – Capital Tonight Interview: Tom Stebbins Discusses Avoiding Bad Faith Lawsuits 

4/26/15 – Capital TonightTom Stebbins Discusses the 2015 Power of Attorney Report, Spending Up 27%

2/11/15 – CBS 6Fred Dicker Discusses the Scaffold Law and Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol

2/11/15 – Capital Tonight – Tom Stebbins & Curtis Lumber’s Margie Miller Discuss Optimism for Scaffold Law Reform 

12/16/14 – Capital Tonight  – Tom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

11/19/14 – Capital Tonight – Collette McLafferty and Scott Hobson Discuss Law to Curb Frivolous Lawsuits

8/19/14 – Capital Tonight – LRANY Director Explains Controversial Scaffold Law Report

5/6/14 – Capital Tonight Tom Stebbins Discusses Trial Bar Report and Scaffold Law Reform

11/26/13 – Fox News Special Report – Grapevine: Fighting Frivolous Lawsuits

11/25/13 – Fox 5 News – Frivolous Lawsuits in New York City

11/5/13 – Today’s Verdict – Tom Stebbins Discusses The LRANY Video Series with Trial Attorney David Lesch

10/24/13 – Univision – Proponen Leyes Para Evitar Accidentes en Construcción

Videos

2/10/15 — Albany Business Review – Contractors, Developers and Lobbyists Say Scaffold Law Reform Gains Traction (Video)

10/14/13 – City & State – Tom Stebbins Discusses the Scaffold Law

5/14/13 — Poughkeepsie Journal – Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law Reform

5/10/13 — Syracuse Post Standard – Scaffold Law: Editorial Board Meeting

Radio Interviews

12/11/15 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins discusses a Post-Silver Albany

12/10/15 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins, The Cost of Corruption

12/2/15 — The John Gomez ShowTom Stebbins discusses the conviction of Sheldon Silver

11/6/15 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins discusses the Sheldon Silver trial with Tom Sipos

5/13/15 — Talk 1300 with Fred Dicker Fred Dicker mentions LRANY’s NYT Outside Income piece

4/23/15 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins discusses Power of Attorney Report

2/2/15 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins discusses the Cost of Sheldon Silver on NY

1/29/15 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins discusses NY’s litigation culture post Silver

1/28/15 — Talk 1300 with Fred DickerDicker reads LRANY Statement on Imminent Departure of Silver

1/23/15 — WKIP Hudson Valley Focus – Tom Stebbins discusses Speaker Silver’s arrest

12/24/14 — The Capitol Pressroom – Tom Stebbins discusses NYCAL named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — CBS New York 1010 WINS – Tom Stebbins discusses NYCAL named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — WSYR with Jim Donovan –  Tom Stebbins discusses NYCAL named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — WKIP Hudson Valley Focus – Tom Stebbins discusses NYCAL named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins discusses NYCAL named #1 Judicial Hellhole

9/25/14 — The Capital Pressroom – Tom Stebbins discusses the costs of medical malpractice in New York

9/10/14 — WKIP Hudson Valley Focus with Tom Sipos – Tom Stebbins discusses the Trial Bar’s influence in New York

7/30/14 — The Capital Pressroom – Tom Stebbins discusses the result from a recent FOIL request