Entries by Adam Morey

Newsday: Making business websites accessible for the disabled

Small business columnist Jamie Herzlich writes at Newsday that “hundreds of companies, including at least three on Long Island, are facing lawsuits claiming their websites are not accessible to the disabled…The lawsuits are based on an interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that public accommodations be accessible to disabled people. While the […]

Crain’s: Critics blame scaffold law for megaproject’s insurance costs ballooning 557%

At the end of July, Crain’s New York Business ran an article about how New York’s Scaffold Law increases insurance costs on all construction projects in the state: Documents from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board meeting last week show that insurance costs on East Side Access, the decade-delayed effort to link the Long Island Rail […]

Forbes: Losing Streak Emerges As NYC, Hired Guns Defeated In Climate Change Case By Big Oil

LRANY’s statement on the dismissal of New York’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies was picked up by Forbes/Legal Newsline: Resisting these lawsuits have been several Republican state attorneys general and the Trump administration. Opposition to the cases argues that is the job of the legislative and executive branches to regulate greenhouse gases. Where […]

Statement on Judge Keenan’s Decision to Dismiss New York City’s Climate Lawsuit

Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins’ Statement on Judge Keenan’s Decision to Dismiss New York City’s Climate Lawsuit: “We’re thrilled with Judge Keenan’s decision today to dismiss the City’s baseless climate change lawsuit. New York is already a haven for excessive litigation and this kind of lawsuit only adds to the […]