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New Budget a Failure for New Yorkers but a Victory for the Lawyers

(ALBANY)  The budget agreement announced between Governor Cuomo and the leadership of the New York State Senate and Assembly does a disservice to all New Yorkers by ignoring one of the key elements of Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign task – the establishment of a cap on non-economic damages in medical liability cases. “This budget hands […]

LRANY Responds to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

Statement from Francesca Sommer, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York [hr] “Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address today pointed to a number of areas which need to be addressed to help turn around our economy and restore people’s faith in New York. Unfortunately, ignoring the need to reform our antiquated […]

Great Articles!

We’re thrilled that even more people are paying attention to our efforts to reform New York’s antiquated lawsuit system.  Click here to see an “advertorial” which recently ran in The Capitol magazine and click here to see a column which ran in the Albany Times Union. There’s more big news coming about our organization.  Stay […]

New Study: Tort Reform Necessary to Cutting Health Care Costs

A trade group representing medical professional liability insurance companies pointed to a new study indicating that physicians practicing defense medicine cost the U.S. health system $45 billion annually. The Physician Insurers Association of America said the study in the September 2010 issue of Health Affairs also found that total costs related to medical liability account […]

Yes. It Really Is This Bad.

Those of us who work in and around the State Capital are often asked if the media reports and our whining are really exagerations.  As today’s (June 18, 2010) New York Post’s editorial points out, it really is that bad.  In a State without a budget and without a plan to pay its bills in […]

Governor Paterson Considering Giving Personal Injury Trial Lawyers a Massive Payday

Governor Paterson is considering giving New York’s personal injury trial lawyers a massive payday which will raise insurance rates and make health care more expensive and potentially less accessible.   Media reports are begining to surface about the Governor’s plan to remove the State’s cap on legal fees for medical malpractice lawsuits.   Read the […]