Entries by Phoebe Stonbely

Ireland’s Trespasser Liability Rules a Lesson for New York

By: Adam Morey In most jurisdictions, including almost all U.S. states, a property owner is not liable to a trespasser — or an uninvited guest — except in a few specific situations. Unfortunately, New York is not one of those states. So, according to state law, if a hiker is strolling through farmland without permission, and […]

New York Post: NYC’s Food Court

The New York Post has published an article highlighting a recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’ Institute for Legal Reform entitled : The Food Court- Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation – the report found that 22% of food related class action lawsuits are filed in New York State. LRANY’s Tom Stebbins was quoted in […]


**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2017** Contact: Adam Morey amorey@lrany.org 518-512-5265 ALBANY ASSEMBLYMEMBER INTRODUCES BILL TO FIX NEW YORK’S ARCANE SCAFFOLD LAW Proposed legislation will provide “significant savings” for local governments, and “not weaken the law’s safety provisions” ALBANY – Backed by the 75 member Scaffold Law Reform Coalition, Assemblymember John McDonald (D-Cohoes) has introduced […]

LRANY Statement on A.G. Schneiderman’s Lawsuit Lending Case

February 7, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518-512-5265 STATEMENT FROM LRANY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RE: A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCEMENT OF LAWSUIT AGAINST RD LEGAL FOR SCAMMING 9/11 HEROES OUT OF MILLIONS “We applaud Attorney General Schneiderman for cracking down on predatory lawsuit cash advance firms. These litigation lenders have long preyed on the injured […]

Can’t Make it to the Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol?

You Can Still Contact Elected Officials With Our Virtual Lobby Day! If you are unable to make it to the Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol, don’t worry!  We are providing you multiple virtual vehicles to help you contact your elected officials and still make your voice heard! Twitter:  Hashtag: #SLRLobbyDay2017 A list of Twitter Handles for […]

LRANY Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities – A Roadmap to Reform

LRANY has released their 2017 Common Sense Agenda detailing the top 5 priorities the group will focus on for the 2017-18 legislative session. Calling their agenda a “Roadmap for Reform” the group’s top issues include: fixing the “Scaffold Law,” creating honesty in asbestos litigation, regulating predatory lawsuit lending, increasing standards for evidence in the courtroom, […]