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 […]

Washington Legal Foundation: New York High Court Should Keep “Stream of Commerce” Tort Rule
The Journal News: Scaffold Law Driving up Costs on New TZB

This week, The Journal News published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Scott W. Hobson.  This letter was in response to a September 17 article:  Tappan Zee Bridge: State to fight EPA ruling on loan.  Hobson points to the Scaffold Law as a means of decreasing costs for the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. […]

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 […]

For Immediate Release: Lawsuit Reform Group Releases “Justice for All” Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30th, 2014 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely 518.512.5265 pstonbely@lrany.org Lawsuit Reform Group Releases “Justice for All” Plan For Immediate Release (Albany, NY): The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), a nonprofit advocacy group focused on legal reform, released its five-point legislative agenda today, entitled “Justice for All: A Roadmap to Fix New […]

-MEDIA ADVISORY- “JUSTICE FOR ALL,” A SOLUTION FOR “SUE YORK” TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW

For Release: Monday, September 29, 2014 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely 518.512.5265 pstonbely@lrany.org -MEDIA ADVISORY- “JUSTICE FOR ALL,” A SOLUTION FOR “SUE YORK” TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW Albany, NY: New York State is often dubbed “Sue York” and is widely regarded as the most litigious state in the most litigious nation in the world. Lawsuit abuse is […]

The Poughkeepsie Journal: New York needs to reform Scaffold Law

This week, the Poughkeepsie Journal published a letter to the editor written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins in the Valley Views section of the publication.  This letter calls on Governor Cuomo to reform the Scaffold Law in order to fulfill his claim that New York is “open for business”. An Excerpt: “Gov. Andrew […]

LRANY-Supported Trial Conduct Bill Signed Into Law

Today, Governor Cuomo signed into law S.5077 (Bonacic), supported by LRANY, which would clarify the rules relating to the conduct of an examination before trial. The measure, introduced upon the recommendation of the Chief Administrative Judge, would allow the counsel for a non-party witness to object to the form and relevance of questioning. The current law does […]

LRANY Video Series: E-Discovery Reform

This week on the LRANY Video Series, Tom Stebbins brings you a video on E-Discovery Reform. Discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), such as emails and electronic documents, has become increasingly common and important in civil litigation. However, because of the daunting volume of ESI, discovery can be extremely costly and time consuming, and the […]

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 […]