**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017** Contact: Adam Morey firstname.lastname@example.org 518-512-5265 Common Good Releases Paper on New York’s “Obsolete, Inequitable” Scaffold Law Law Could Add $300 Million to the Cost of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project “classic example of obsolete law, and is indicative of a problem with American law generally” NEW YORK, NY – […]
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LRANY’s Tom Stebbins was quoted in The New York Times in an article focusing on the growing trend of ADA lawsuits for website accessibility – most recently against a string of colleges. “The result of these conflicting rulings is a legal gray area ripe for, depending on your viewpoint, either significant civil rights advances or […]
‘A recent Times Union editorial makes three key errors about the Scaffold Law: 1) it characterizes reform as an “attack on worker safety,” 2) it claims that reform is about “fattening profits” and 3) it makes the unsubstantiated claim that “drunk workers or employees ignoring safety measures” are mere “hypotheticals.” Each of these assertions is […]
A piece written by LRANY’s Adam Morey was published in the Buffalo News this week. The opinion piece noted the financial drain of the antiquated Scaffold Law. An excerpt: “If our elected representatives are truly serious about updating the state’s aging infrastructure, they will need to provide the proper funding – and commit to spending […]
The New York Post published an article today covering a lawsuit filed by a Manhattan woman for slack fill in Junior Mint boxes (Woman Fed up With Unfilled Boxes Sues Candy Company, Lisa Fickenscher 10.6.17) . Claiming the candy fills only 57% of the box the woman “has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court […]
A recent study out of Johns Hopkins cites a “fear of lawsuits” as one of the cost drivers in the healthcare field. Tom Stebbins explains how this fear affects the cost of healthcare in New York.
September 19, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely email@example.com 518-708-3578 DIVERSE GROUP OF ADVOCATES RALLY BEHIND NEW FEDERAL BILL TO FIX SCAFFOLD LAW Reform of Only-In-New York Liability Rules Crucial for Disaster Relief, Infrastructure Modernization, Low-income Housing (Albany, NY) – The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) today joined the New York […]
Bill would have detrimental impact on access to care… Op-Ed from LRANY’s Adam Morey “Gov. Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to sign or veto a bill that would change the point at which the statute of limitations for medical liability claims starts to run. Currently, the period in which a lawsuit can be filed […]
The New York Post Published a letter from LRANY’s Adam Morey calling for Scaffold Law reform following the recent natural disasters. An excerpt: “In the wake of devastating natural disasters, lawmakers in both Washington and Albany have much to learn (“Sandy’s rebuild a warning,”Sept. 14). While congress looks to reform the flood-insurance program, New York’s […]
September 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely firstname.lastname@example.org 518-512-5265 STATEMENT FROM LRANY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RE: Congressman Faso Joins Assemblyman McDonald’s State-Level Support for Scaffold Law Reform with Federal Legislation “This bi-partisan effort is an important step in the right direction and should be a wake-up call for Governor Cuomo and the legislature. New […]