Albany Times Union – Letter to the Editor: Knock Litigation out of Ballpark

no public access signThe Albany Times Union recently ran a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Thomas B. Stebbins highlighting how lawsuits against municipalities and the fear of lawsuits effects our culture and the desperate need for simple reforms.

An excerpt:

“Chris Churchill’s excellent story about how liability fears have made parks like Lake Luzerne inaccessible to the public (“Lifeguard would create a perfect beach day,” July 9) illustrates how the trial lawyers’ dominance of our state government affects us all.

Trial lawyers and the legislators that support them (sometimes one in the same) have expanded liability to such a degree that schools have canceled recess, principals have banned balls on school playgrounds, and towns have outlawed outdoor activities like sledding.”

Read full letter here

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