Times Union: Make Lawyer Use Transparent

Kozzi-for-signature-883 X 588Today, the Albany Times Union published a letter written by LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely calling for regulation and transparency in the states use of private sector attorney’s.

An excerpt:

“New York state has spent a staggering $3 billion on lawsuits and litigation over the past decade (“Lawsuits vanish on your dime,” Feb. 23), and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. New York’s local governments pay on average another $1 billion for lawsuits annually, and New York City is on the hook for half-a-billion for slip and falls, medical malpractice claims, and other lawsuits — every penny of which comes from taxpayers’ pockets.

Unfortunately, as the Times Union highlights, the state is increasingly employing private attorneys, who are happy to stick taxpayers with outrageous bills.” 

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