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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lawsuit Reform Group Releases White Paper on New York’s Medical Liability Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2014 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely 518.512.5265 pstonbely@lrany.org Lawsuit Reform Group Releases White Paper on New York’s Medical Liability Crisis (Albany, NY) – The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), a nonprofit advocacy group focused on legal reform, released a white paper today entitled “Condition Critical: New York’s Medical Liability Crisis.” […]

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 […]