The Syracuse Post Standard recently posted a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, in response to a $1 million lawsuit filed against a Syracuse hotel after a woman fell off of a bar stool.
“To the Editor;
New York’s justice system is once again the subject of international scorn for a lawsuit filed right here in Syracuse. As the Post Standard reported, a women is suing the Crowne Plaza Hotel for $1 million because she fell off a bar stool (Woman suing Syracuse hotel for $1 million after falling off bar stool, injuring wrist) – which, according to her, is obviously the hotel’s fault.
It’s easy to laugh at this type of lawsuit but lawsuits like this are a disaster for our economy and culture. New York is ranked highest in the nation for litigation risk and we have more lawyers per capita than any other state.”