NBC New York – Taxpayers Pick Up NYC’s $6B Lawsuits Bill

New York City doled out an astounding $6 billion in judgments and settlements in 10 years, some for bizarre claims of injury resulting from biting in a kindergarten classroom, tripping in a Lincoln Center parking lot, and slipping on bus steps, according to the New York Post.

Last year alone, the city shelled out $520.6 million in claims, according to a Post analysis of city comptroller records. Personal-injury claims accounted for 99 percent of the payouts for tort cases.

  Read more of this article from NBC New York which presents the clear case for lawsuit reform in our state.

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