The Palladium Times: Suing is Often Frivolous in NY

Read our Executive Director, Tom Stebbins’, letter to the editor – Suing is Often Frivolous in NY- in The Palladium Times:

“To the editor:

Court administrators were recently in Albany to discuss how recent budget cuts have forced them to scale back court services. This should serve as a timely reminder to all that New York needs to pass reforms to stop the flow of frivolous, and sometimes ridiculous, lawsuits that are choking our legal system.

In just the past year, we have seen too many examples of these types of cases — from the 290-pound man suing White Castle because the booths were too small, to the husband of the woman who drunkenly drove a van full of children the wrong way down the Taconic Parkway suing the state for “inadequate signage.” Did you know that in 2010, a New York lawyer successfully filed a lawsuit against a 4-year-old girl?”

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