Entries by Adam Morey

LRANY win at the New York Court of Appeals

The New York Law Journal reports that the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, affirmed the lower court’s decision to toss an $11 million asbestos verdict rendered against Ford Motor Company, citing “insufficient evidence.” The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York joined local and national allies in the filing of an amicus brief in support of […]

NEW YORK CITY APPEALS GLOBAL WARMING LAWSUIT AGAINST OIL COMPANIES

The Daily Caller quoted Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York executive director Tom Stebbins in a story about New York City appealing a federal judge’s decision to toss the city’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies. “Judge Keenan rightly tossed this lawsuit,” Tom Stebbins, executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New […]

Wine Spectator: New York Wineries Sued over Website Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Wine Spectator magazine published an article about serial ADA litigation against New York based wineries: Lawsuit Reform Alliance public affairs manager Adam Morey said he’s noticed an increasing trend of ADA Title III federal lawsuits filed against wineries and other small businesses in the past year. A study conducted in July by the Seyfarth Shaw […]

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 […]