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: 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 […]

Watertown Daily Times: Reforming Scaffold Law Would Save Money

This week, the Watertown Daily Times published a letter written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, looking to Scaffold Law reform as a method financial relief for the Tappan Zee Bridge project. An excerpt: “We certainly agree with the Watertown Daily Times that there are better ways to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge […]

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.

LRANY Statement on Cuomo Calling Trial Lawyers “Most Powerful” in Albany

See response below from LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, in response to Governor Cuomo stating that , “the trial lawyers are the single most powerful political force in Albany,” in a Crain’s piece released today (http://bit.ly/1nvLNrZ). Governor Cuomo claims that “you can’t change” the Scaffold Law, but little change comes to those who do not […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York Lawsuit Reform Group Calls Out Speaker Silver for Hindering N.Y. School Construction

March 6, 2014 (Albany, NY): On the heels of Speaker Sheldon Silvers’ recent public comments regarding the condition of New York’s public schools The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), said today that the deteriorating conditions at New York’s schools are Silver’s own fault. “Speaker Silver is correct in his assessment that children should not […]