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LRANY Video Series: Trespasser Responsibility

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on trespasser responsibility.  Currently, New York is one of only two states in the nation where a trespasser can sue a property owner for injuries incurred while trespassing. This backwards standard of liability threatens law abiding New Yorkers’ right to free enjoyment […]

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Letter: Trespasser Liability Reform Needed

Today, the Brooklyn Eagle published a letter by LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins calling for common-sense reform to New York’s trespasser liability laws. “We applaud Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Lentol, and Borough President Adams on their call for steeper penalties for trespassing at New York’s landmarks and infrastructure projects (NYC pols seek increased penalties for bridge, […]

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New Tort Definition Expands Trespassers’ Right to Sue

A recent article  explains “a new Restatement of Tort (ROT) approved in April 2010 by the American Law Institute that alters the landowner-trespasser relationship—and has the potential to provide a trespasser with the legal means to sue a homeowner or association for injuries. It says what a court should do is give trespassers the same duty […]

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LRANY Executive Director Statement in Response to Brooklyn Elected Officials

“We applaud Senator Squadron, Assemblyman Lentol, and Borough President Adams on their call for steeper penalties for trespassing at New York’s landmarks and infrastructure projects. However, the greater problem is that those criminals can sue the City if they are injured while trespassing. Only in New York and California can a trespasser sue a property […]

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VIDEO: Tom Stebbins Talks New York Lawsuit Reform With Trial Attorney David Lesch

LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, was a recent guest on “Today’s Verdict“, a TV show hosted by trial attorney David Lesch.  Tom discussed common sense reforms to our legal system that would create jobs and lower costs to New Yorkers.  During the interview, Tom addressed the issue of trespasser responsibility, which allows trespassers to sue property owners […]