LRANY Video Series: Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month October 2014 – Red Bull Wings Lawsuit Settled

This week, Phoebe Stonbely will discuss the recent settlement from Red Bull following a lawsuit claiming false advertising for the energy drinks slogan that “Red Bull gives you wings”. This ridiculous lawsuit was settled by Red Bull to avoid the cost and distraction of litigation – for $13.5 MILLION DOLLARS Now experts now predict that […]

LRANY Video Series: The Cultural Impact of Lawsuits

This week on the LRANY Video Series, Tom Stebbins brings you a video on the cultural impact of lawsuits in New York. We often touch on the economic impact that lawsuits have on our state but it starts with the cultural changes impacted by lawsuits. Lawsuits create a sue-happy mentality and fear of lawsuits continuously […]

LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, September: Firefighter Sues Staten Island Homeowner

This week for the LRANY Video Series, Phoebe Stonbely Brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit for the month of September.  A Staten Island home owner was relieved after what could have been a devastating fire when he accidentally placed paint cans too close to his furnace, only caused some smoke and minor charring.  However three […]

LRANY Video Series: Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, August 2014 – “Hell on Wheels” Strikes Again

This week, LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month for August of 2014: “Hell on Wheels” Strikes Again. Zoltan Hersch, a double amputee from Brooklyn was dubbed ‘hell on wheels’ by the New York Post after filing 87 federal lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2011. He returned […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ADA Lawsuits, They’re Real and They’re Not Spectacular

(Albany, NY) – The iconic restaurant featured in many Seinfeld episodes was recently sued for over $30,000 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York is warning that this case is just the beginning of a flood of ADA litigation targeting New York businesses, similar to the billion-dollar […]

LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month- Snoozing Fan Sues Yankees for $10M

This week, to continue LRANY’s Video Series, Phoebe Stonbely brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of July.  Andrew Rector was at a Yankees/Red Socks game at Yankees Stadium when he drifted off and took a nap.  He caught the attention of ESPN correspondents who made some comments.  This clip quickly made its way to the […]

Schenectady Daily Gazette: Failure to Enact Tort Reform Costs Billions

This week, the Schenectady Daily Gazette published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely responding to an editorial by the Gazette’s staff and exposing that the figures published were indeed an even higher cost to New York’s taxpayers. An Excerpt: “Re July 4 editorial ["Big money follows the powerful"]: Kudos to the […]

New York Post: Standing Up to Shelly

Just last week, the New York Post published two letters to the editor side by side in response to a recent article featuring LRANY’s concern of Speaker Sheldon Silver’s outside income (Watchdog Wary of Sheldon Silver’s Income From Law Firm, 7.8.14). One letter was from LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, correcting a misleading statement from […]

LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month June – Cover Band Singer Sued for $10M

For this weeks video, LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely brings to you the most ridiculous law suit for the month of June.  A Long Island Personal Injury lawyer, Charles Bonfante, is suing 2 members of his collaborated P!nk cover band -for $10 million – claiming that they ruined his dream band.  Calling the members of the band […]

LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month May 2014 – $2,000 Decillion Lawsuit

To continue the LRANY Video Series, this week Phoebe Stonbely brings you the most ridiculous lawsuit of the month: a New York man files a lawsuit for $2,000 decillion dollars; that is 36 zeros and more money than we have on earth.