Newsday Letter: Trial Lawyers Chase Away Businesses

Newsday recently published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins.  The letter discussed Texas Govornor Rick Perry’s recent ad campaign recruiting people and jobs from New York to Texas where, thanks to numerous tort reform measures passed, they are extremely business friendly.

An Excerpt:

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry is spending $1 million on ads showcasing his state’s friendliness to business and opportunity [“Texas goes job hunting,” Editorial, June 12]. One pillar of Perry’s pitch is that Texas has enacted meaningful “lawsuit reforms that keep trial lawyers out of your pockets.”

It’s no surprise that Perry would highlight how much New Yorkers pay for our plaintiff-friendly legal system. New York is the lawsuit capital of the world, and it unnecessarily costs our businesses, schools and taxpayers billions every year.”

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