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Who are we?

We are an association of businesses, healthcare providers, membership organizations, and concerned taxpayers committed to fixing New York’s civil justice system to help create jobs and energize the state’s economy.

What do we do?

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York is a nonpartisan not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to reducing lawsuit abuse for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

Why Lawsuit Reform is Important / Quick Facts

  • New Yorkers spend an estimated $6,600 per household on tort liability costs annually, more than any other state in the country.
  • There is one lawyer for every 112 residents, the most of any state and more than twice the national average.
  • There are no limits on punitive damages in New York.
  • Court judgments accrue 9% interest annually.
  • In 2016, 5 of the top 20 largest court payouts were Scaffold Law claims, a New York-only construction liability law.
  • New York leads the nation in medical malpractice payouts — an amount that reached $617,973,000 in 2017.
  • Nearly one fifth of all medical liability payouts in the US are made in New York.
  • New Yorkers spend 40% more than the national average on car insurance annually.

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