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STATEMENT: Response to the Cuomo, Schneiderman Litigation Risk Partnership from LRANY Executive Director

November 19, 2015 Response to the Cuomo, Schneiderman Litigation Risk Partnership from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins “We are thrilled that the Governor and Attorney General both recognize the runaway costs of litigation against New York State, our schools, and our municipalities, but New York needs to do more than […]

LRANY 2015 Annual Meeting a Great Success!

Yesterday’s 2015 LRANY Annual Meeting, held at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, was a great success. The seamless day included a morning session presented by Professor Michael Hutter of Albany Law School, a luncheon with a keynote speech from renowned author and legal reform activist Philip K. Howard, and an afternoon panel featuring Ed […]

STATEMENT: LRANY Executive Director on Perry Weitz Testimony at Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

November 4, 2015 Statement from LRANY Executive Director on Perry Weitz Testimony at Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial “We challenge Mr. Silver’s defense team to show one shred of evidence where Mr. Silver bucked the legislative will of Weitz and Luxenberg or the trial lawyers. New York State has the highest medical liability costs in the […]

Statement from LRANY Executive Director on Sheldon Silver Trial

“For years, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York has identified the payments from law firms to Sheldon Silver as a potentially massive conflict of interest. The investigation into this alleged corruption is overdue. New York needs legislators who are working for the people, not personal injury lawyers.” -Tom Stebbins, Executive Director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance […]

Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month, October 2015: NYC Aunt Sues Her Own Nephew –

This month, LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely will discuss a lawsuit that gained public outrage as soon as it hit the press. Earlier this month, the news that a NYC aunt was suing her own nephew for an overzealous hug at his 8th birthday party began to take over headlines. Jennifer Connell brought the case against her […]

Most Outrageous Lawsuit of the Month September 2015: “Greatest Man in History” Sues NYPD

This month Phoebe Stonbely will discuss a lawsuit featuring a man from Brooklyn who is the self-proclaimed “greatest man in history”. Tommy Adams who claims to be a well-known athlete, author and scientist who has predicted hurricanes and saved people from a burning building is seeking $6M from the NYPD. Claiming that the seven arrests […]

Syracuse Post-Standard: Changing Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Would Harm Schools, Churches

The Syracuse Post- Standard publsihed a letter to the editor written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, focused on the negative implications that could come from passing a bill to open a one-year period during which plaintiffs could file lawsuits for alleged abuse that happened at any time. An Excerpt: “We applaud Assemblymember Markey’s commitment to […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Majority of New York Counties Call for Scaffold Law Reform

For Immediate Release September 22, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Majority of New York Counties Call for Scaffold Law Reform Citing lost jobs, cost to taxpayers, and increased injuries, county governments urge the state to act (ALBANY, NY) – The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York along with a coalition of business, municipal, and […]

“Like a Ton of Bricks” – New York Daily News Letter to the Editor

The New York Daily News recently published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Phoebe E. Stonbely.  The letter was in response to an article highlighting NYCHA’s push for tenant jobs in Superstorm Sandy rebuilding and brought to light the wasted funds due to inaction of reforming the ‘Scaffold Law.’ Letter: Like a Ton […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Singer Sued for $10M, Accused of being “Ugly and Untalented,” Rejects Settlement Offer and Gag Order, Vows to Fight for Meaningful Legal Reform

For Immediate Release September 16, 2015 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Singer Sued for $10M, Accused of being “Ugly and Untalented,” Rejects Settlement Offer and Gag Order, Vows to Fight for Meaningful Legal Reform (ALBANY, NY) – Collette McLafferty’s life was turned upside down in 2014 when the singer and songwriter was served with a […]