Entries by Phoebe Stonbely

SCAFFOLD LAW REFORM RELEASE: Common Good Releases Paper on New York’s “Obsolete, Inequitable” Scaffold Law

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017** Contact: Adam Morey amorey@lrany.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 – […]

Stebbins in The New York Times – “lawyers taking advantage of a good-intentioned law to make money.”

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 […]

Times Union, Letter from Stebbins: Liability Should Be Proportional to Fault

‘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 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Diverse Group of Advocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix Scaffold Law

September 19, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 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 […]

New York Post: Let New York Build

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 […]

*LRANY STATEMENT* Congressman Faso Joins Assemblyman McDonald’s State-Level Support for Scaffold Law Reform with Federal Legislation

September 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.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 […]