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LRANY Video Series: Expert Witness Disclosure

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on expert witness disclosure.  The current law in New York regarding expert disclosure requires litigants to disclose their respective experts prior to trial, but offers no definitive time frame in which the disclosure must be exchanged.   Most courts throughout the state […]

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Pay The Witness Please

By: Michael Seinberg Do you have anything to say that might be worth $10,000 an hour? Most people don’t. But in a recent civil case, it seems at least one witness did. The case, a simple slip and fall filed against Cablevision would appear to be pretty routine. The plaintiff claimed she had tripped and […]

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Trial by Ambush

The Issue The current law in New York regarding expert disclosure requires litigants to disclose their respective experts prior to trial, but offers no definitive time frame in which the disclosure must be exchanged. Most courts throughout the state allow this disclosure take place as late as thirty days prior to trial, making it difficult […]

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LRANY Releases Common Sense Agenda

New Leadership, New Opportunities: A Roadmap to Fix New York’s Civil Justice System Today, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, released its common sense five-point legislative agenda for 2016. The plan addresses five key areas that most contribute to lawsuit abuse and excessive litigation in New York’s civil justice system. By virtually every measure, […]

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For Immediate Release: Lawsuit Reform Group Releases “Justice for All” Plan

[hr] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30th, 2014 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely 518.512.5265 pstonbely@lrany.org Lawsuit Reform Group Releases “Justice for All” Plan For Immediate Release (Albany, NY): The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), a nonprofit advocacy group focused on legal reform, released its five-point legislative agenda today, entitled “Justice for All: A Roadmap to Fix […]

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City & State Issue Spotlight: Law and Lawsuits

By: Kate Hobday This week, the legislative newspaper City & State focused nearly the entire issue on law and lawsuits. One was article entitled Better Late Than Never (page 18), and we at the Lawsuit Reform Alliance couldn’t agree more. The newspaper focused on several issues central to LRANY’s mission, including capping non-economic damage payouts, the Daubert standard, and the […]

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The Vicious Cycle of Defensive Medicine

New York is one of the most litigious states in the most litigious nation in the world. Consequently, fear of lawsuits is a driving factor for most everything people do.  A recent nationwide poll found that 51% of the nation believes that people have become so fearful of frivolous lawsuits that they are discouraged from engaging in normal […]

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New York Hospitals Go “Naked”; Cannot Bear the Cost of Malpractice Insurance

The New York Times recently reported a growing trend among New York Hospitals going “naked” or “bare,” which is the industry term for operating without malpractice insurance.  Many hospitals in our state, particularly downstate, have followed this trend due to the soaring cost of the insurance, or – in the worst cases – a complete absence of […]