March 11, 2015
Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Trial Lawyer Lobby Day
“As the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) lobbies our state elected officials today, they allege they are fighting for workers and patients. Meanwhile, they staunchly defend their 33% cut, and oppose any limitations on their contingency fees. Who are the trial lawyers really fighting for today in Albany?
They operate under the guise of ‘safety,’ when in fact they are the only ones who benefit from workplace injuries or medical errors. We urge legislators to ask the trial lawyers about their contingency fees, and consider who the trial lawyers are really lobbying for – themselves.”
-Tom Stebbins, Executive Director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York
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The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, healthcare providers, membership organizations, taxpayers, and concerned citizens committed to changing New York’s legal system to help create jobs and energize our economy.