Entries by Adam Morey

New York Law Journal: NY Should Reform Tort Law, Group Says

LRANY executive director Tom Stebbins is quoted in a recent New York Law Journal article about a report released in December about New York’s costly tort environment: The head of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, a tort-reform business group, said the Empire Center’s report is a “catalogue of the damage decades of trial […]

ICYMI: New York’s Costly Tort Laws and How to Fix Them

A New Report from the Empire Center on How to Fix New York’s Costly Tort Environment was Covered by the New York Post Editorial Board and LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins Wrote About the Report for the Progressive Policy Institute.   New York’s Costly Tort Laws and How to Fix Them Lawsuit Reform Alliance of […]

PRESS RELEASE: New York City Asbestos Court Among Top ‘Judicial Hellholes’ for Fourth Consecutive Year

December 5, 2017 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Contact: Adam Morey amorey@lrany.org   New York City Asbestos Court Among Top ‘Judicial Hellholes’ for Fourth Consecutive Year Annual Report Focuses on Disappointing New Rules in New York’s Much Maligned Asbestos Docket Advocates Say Bill Pending in State Legislature Will End ‘Double-dipping’ ALBANY – Today, the American Tort Reform […]

TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK JOINS FIGHT TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW

TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK JOINS FIGHT TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW Expansive court decisions attract new members to the Scaffold Law Reform Coalition ALBANY – The Trucking Association of New York (TANY) is the latest advocacy organization to join the coalition in support of A.5624, a bill introduced by Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) aimed […]

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY URGES NEW YORK LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW

  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY URGES NEW YORK LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE SCAFFOLD LAW State chapter president points to Scaffold Law as obstacle to Superstorm Sandy recovery, affordable housing ALBANY – Calling the Scaffold law “one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to affordable housing and disaster relief,” the president of Habitat for Humanity of […]

OP-ED: FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, LRANY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CALL ON NEW YORK LAWMAKERS TO REGULATE LAWSUIT CASH ADVANCES

OP-ED: FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, LRANY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CALL ON NEW YORK LAWMAKERS TO REGULATE LAWSUIT CASH ADVANCES Lack of protections allowed legal funding firm to take advantage of 9/11 heroes, brain-injured NFL players Unchecked lawsuit lending is a “stain” on New York’s reputation ALBANY, NY – An op-ed by former Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker […]