ICYMI: New York’s Costly Tort Laws and How to Fix Them

A New Report from the Empire Center on How to Fix New York’s Costly Tort Environment was Covered by the New York Post Editorial Board and LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins Wrote About the Report for the Progressive Policy Institute.


Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins writes for the Progressive Policy Institute that New York has long been a battleground over civil justice issues with progressives on both sides of the issues. A recent report by the non-partisan, non-profit think tank, the Empire Center for Public Policy, shows how many of New York’s laws, though, have been bent over the years to overly favor
personal injury lawyers and their lawsuit industry.


The New York Post published an editorial in Sunday’s edition urging Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to “stand up to the tort bar” and enact some of the commonsense reforms recommended in the Empire Center’s report. “Wonder why New York pays through the nose for everything from health care to construction projects to auto insurance – and taxes? A new report from the Empire Center has a one-word answer: lawsuits,” the editorial says.
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