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LRANY Video Series: Contingency Fee Limits

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring you a video on contingency fee limits.  With attorney’s fees commonly 33% or more of the total award, victims often receive far less than the total award would suggest. LRANY supports a plan to broaden the contingency fee schedule currently in place for medical malpractice actions to all tort cases. […]

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For Immediate Release: New York State Personal Injury Lawyers Association Announces Contingency Fairness Fee Proposal

[hr] April 1, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Ben Suinlotz Illsueu2@Suinlotzfirm.com New York State Personal Injury Lawyers Association Announces Contingency Fairness Fee Proposal (Albany) – Today, the New York State Personal Injury Lawyers Association (NYSPILA) announced a new initiative to enhance access to justice for all New Yorkers. The proposal, dubbed “Contingency Fairness Fee” is […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Civil Justice Advocate Calls for Dismissal of NY Climate Lawsuit

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** June 13, 2018 Lawsuit Reform Alliance Calls for Court to Dismiss Climate Lawsuit   “Profit-seeking trial lawyers should not be making public policy in the courts.”   ALBANY— Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York executive director Tom Stebbins called on Southern District of New York Judge Keenan to dismiss the climate lawsuit […]

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Appeal Bond Reform

The Issue Often times, in order to appeal a verdict a defendant must bond the entire cost of the judgment plus interest and attorney’s fees. In cases involving multi-million or billion dollar jury awards, a defendant may be unable afford the cost of this bond, effectively being denied due process of law. The Solution LRANY […]

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Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting

  The Issue The past decade has witnessed dramatic increase in the use of private contingency fee attorneys on behalf of the state. While State use of private sector legal services makes sense in  some instances, there is currently little transparency regarding the use of private sector attorneys by the State, creating a potential for […]

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E-Discovery Reform

The Issue Discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), such as emails and electronic documents, has become increasingly common and important in civil litigation. However, because of the daunting volume of ESI, discovery can be extremely costly and time consuming, and the tactic of making broad discovery requests is increasingly being used to pressure defendants to […]

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LRANY Applauds Introduction of Important Lawsuit Reform Bills

On May 14th, two critically important lawsuit reform bills were introduced in the New York State senate – asbestos trust transparency reform (see issue VIDEO here) and a sliding scale for contingency fees (see issue VIDEO here). The first bill, S.5504, was introduced by Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats). This legislation would bring transparency […]