Print Coverage (Letters to Editor, Articles, Editorials)

01/26/2022 — Artnet News ProA New Wave of Lawsuits Accuses 50 Art Galleries of Allegedly Violating the Americans With Disabilities Act

12/16/2021 — Buffalo NewsAnother Voice: Verdict Inflation Hurts Trucking Firms And Consumers

12/16/2021 — Legal NewslineCritics Fear Antitrust Proposal Could Place The Future Of Business Under State AG Rule

12/07/2021 — New York PostLegal Reform Group Names New York Second-Worst ‘Judicial Hellhole’

11/18/2021 — Spectrum NewsBusiness Groups Urge Hochul To Veto Insurance Bill

11/16/2021 — Inside P&C —  Business Advocates Call For New York Governor To Veto Insurance Disclosure Bill

10/20/2021 — New York PostWhy NY’s Proposed ‘Green Amendment’ Could Devastate The State’s Economy

10/19/2021 — The City JournalA Dangerously Seductive Idea

10/16/2021 — NewsdaySupporters, Critics Sound Off On Green Amendment, On Statewide Ballots Next Month

10/15/2021 — Times UnionLetter: Reforms Needed in Medical Liability

10/14/2021 — New York Law JournalCongress Should Enact Antitrust Reforms That Spur Competition, Not Excessive Lawsuits

10/06/2021 — The CityWhat the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

10/05/2021 — Who What WhyThe Right to Life, Liberty, and a Clean Environment

09/17/2021 — Gotham GazetteLetter to the Editor: More Lawsuits Won’t Help Workers or New York

09/13/2021 — New York Daily NewsPrivate Rights Of Action Are A Public Menace: The Problem Goes Beyond Texas’ Anti-abortion Law

09/08/2021 — Times Herald-RecordHero Act: New COVID Safety Standards, Mask Rules Coming For NY Employers. What To Know

08/30/2021 — Hudson Valley 360Access To Reliable Internet Crucial

08/24/2021 — News 10Local Groups, Leaders, And Lawmakers React To New Hochul Administration

08/06/2021 — Harlem World MagazineAttorney General Antitrust Bill Will “Jeopardize Our Legal System” NY Civil Justice Reform Group Writes

07/23/2021 — New York Daily NewsCodified Boondoggle

06/15/2021 — Times UnionNew York Business Sees Wins, Losses And Defensive Moves During Legislative Session Moves To Kill COVID Suit Seeking To Hold Nursing Home Liable

06/09/2021 — Innovate Long IslandLawmakers Miss The Mark On Critical Data Privacy

06/02/2021 — New York PostNYC Asbestos Suits Padded With Blameless Defendants: Study

05/25/2021 — Spectrum NewsNew York Privacy Act Set To Be Voted On In State Senate

05/23/2021 — New York PostBogus Lawsuits Another Burden On Ny Small Businesses — And It May Get Worse

05/18/2021 — New York Daily NewsConsumer Class-action Lawsuits In New York Nearing An All-time High In 2021, Tripled In Last Three Years

05/17/2021 — New York Law JournalNew York Needs Holistic Reforms, Not Expanded Liability

05/11/2021 — New York Law Journal ‘Existential Financial Threat’: NY Appeals Court’s Record $20M Pain-and-Suffering Award Draws Fire From Business and Insurance Groups

05/06/2021 — Times UnionCuomo Signs Hero Act Requiring Workplace Disease Precautions

05/06/2021 — AMNY ‘This Is An Incredible Victory’: Governor Cuomo Signs Amended NY Hero Act

05/06/2021 — Spectrum News Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring COVID Safety Guidelines For Workplaces

04/15/2021 — New York Law JournalAppeals Court Awards $20M to Brain-Injured Plaintiff in What Is Said to Be Record-High Pain-and-Suffering Amount in NY State

04/11/2021 — Buffalo NewsLetter: Now That Pot Is Legal, Fix the Scaffold Law

04/07/2021 — New York Daily NewsClimate Change Can’t Be Solved In Court

04/06/2021 — Legal NewslineCompany That Invests In Lawsuits Just Donated $100k To New York’s Trial Lawyers

03/29/2021 — New York NowMarijuana Legalization Opponents Make Last-Ditch Effort to Stall NY Legislation

03/29/2021 — Spectrum NewsWhy a Lawsuit Reform Group Wants Changes to the Marijuana Bill

03/25/2021 — New York Daily NewsReaders Sound off on Legalizing Marijuana, Colorado Massacre and Maya Wiley

03/19/2021 — Times UnionNew Yorkers Will Vote on Green Amendment in November

03/09/2021 — Democrat & ChronicleHERO Act Would Open Small Businesses up to Excessive Litigation 

02/26/2021 — ForwardLawsuits Over Vanilla Flavoring Are Nothing to Celebrate

02/04/2021 — New York PostDanger of Nuclear Verdicts and Other Commentary

02/02/2021 — Empire ReportAmbulance Chasers Fiddle While New York Burns

12/09/2020 — Times UnionTrustco Fights Back Against What It Calls ‘Sham’ Overdraft Lawsuit

11/23/2020 — New York Daily News Dismantle This Law: New York’s Scaffold Law Diminishes Affordable Housing Supply by Driving up the Cost of Construction

11/10/2020 — New York PostCuomo Signs Law Making It Harder for Rich and Powerful to File Lawsuits to Stifle Free Speech

11/10/2020 — Times UnionCuomo Signs Bill Designed to Fight Frivolous Lawsuits

11/02/2020 — Crain’s New YorkCrain’s New York Business: Let’s Rein in the Political Investigations Against Big Tech

10/20/2020 — The National HeraldA Response to Mike Gianaris on the House Judiciary Antitrust Report

10/15/2020 — New York Daily News Retired Upstate Judge Who Handled Hundreds of Asbestos Cases Gets Job at NYC Law Firm With Asbestos Practice

10/09/2020 — Harlem World MagazineLawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Statement From Lawsuit Reform Alliance Of NY

10/08/2020 — Insurance JournalCalls for Reform Revived Over More Than A Century Old New York Law

10/01/ 2020 — New York Daily NewsBig Tech Bill Is Slippery Slope

09/29/2020 — Times UnionBusiness Groups Renew Proposal to Ditch New York’s Scaffold Law

09/23/2020 — El DiarioMujer Gana $45 Millones en Una Demanda; Piden Bajar El Monto Para Evitar Futuros “Descalabros Judiciales” en Nueva York

09/20/2020 — New York PostWoman’s $45m Personal Injury Payout Puts Cash-Strapped NYC at Risk: Lawyers

09/14/2020 — Genesee SunJacobs Introduces Bill that will Lower Construction Costs in NYS

09/13/2020 — Times UnionViewpoint: Antitrust Measures Must Leave Room for Innovators

09/04/2020 — PatchMyths About COVID-19 Liability Protections

08/25/2020 — The Crime ReportNY Legislation Allows Businesses to Use Opioid Antidotes

08/15/2020 — New York Daily NewsSuiting Up

08/04/2020 — Legal NewslineNew York Repeals COVID-Related Liability Protections for Health Care Workers

07/21/2020 — New York PostNY Bill Would Rollback COVID-19 Liability Protection for Hospitals, Nursing Homes

07/18/2020 — New York PostLegal Sharks Looking to Feed off New York’s COVID-19 Pandemic

07/09/2020 — PatchNew York’s Scaffold Law Needs to be Reformed

06/23/2020 — New York Law JournalBusiness Groups Move for COVID-19 Lawsuit Protections Even as Grievances Stack Up

06/23/2020 — Real Estate WeeklyContractors Call for Moratorium on Scaffold Law

05/31/2020 — NewsdayAs NY Reopens, Extend COVID-19 Liability Waiver

05/28/2020 — Crain’s New YorkBusinesses Need Liability Protections During the Pandemic

05/28/2030 — Press-RepublicanGovernor Strengthens Mask Requirement

05/25/2020 — Buffalo NewsWhat do Personal Liability Lawsuits have to do with the Pandemic? Maybe a lot?

05/15/2020 — Hudson 360New York Businesses Call for Liability Protections

05/11/2020 — Spectrum NewsShould Nursing Homes Have Liability Protections During Pandemic?

04/20/2020 — Times Union Letter: Manufacturers need Protection to Work

04/17/2020 — Legal Newsline Coronavirus Roundup: States Pass Lawsuit-Protection Measures as Pennsylvania Resists

04/15/2020 — Harlem World Magazine The COVID Crisis: Coalition Calls Gov. Cuomo to Further Protect Essential Businesses and Services from Lawsuits

04/15/2020 — New York Post Legal Group Wants Essential Businesses protected from Coronavirus Lawsuits

04/15/2020 — Spectrum NewsLawsuit Reform Group Says Essential Businesses Need Protection

02/20/2020 — News 10 WHECNews10NBC Investigates: 2 lawyers, 231 Lawsuits Over Gift Cards

02/25/2020 — Suffolk Times Lawsuits Target Local Businesses With Websites Deemed Inaccessible to the Visually Impaired

02/19/2020 — Commercial ObserverNearly 150 Construction Workers Sued Hudson Yards for Injuries on the Job

02/18/2020 — Schenectady GazetteWorkplace Could Be Affeced by Pot Law

02/14/2020 — Buffalo NewsLetter: Cuomo, Legislators Must Correctly Align Interest Rate

02/12/2020 — The Daily Star In Your Opinion: Capping Medical Liability Payouts Makes Sense

01/31/2020 — Lockport Journal New York Must Cap Medical Liability Payouts

12/24/2019 — Epoch TimesLawsuit Abuse a Growing, Costly Problem

12/10/2019 — New York PostNew York State Is Still a Top ‘Judicial Hellhole,’ Report Finds

12/10/2019 — New York Daily NewsNew York AG Failed to Prove Exxon Misled Public on Climate Change: Judge

12/10/2019 — New York Daily NewsThe AG’s Costly, Quixotic Crusade Against Exxon

12/10/2019 —  Fox BusinessExxon Mobil Found Not Guilty in Climate Change Accounting Case

11/22/2019 — New York Law Journal Private Right to Sue Under NY Data Privacy Bill Could Clog Courts, Business Leaders Say

11/22/2019 Miami Herald  NY Lawyer Living in South Florida Made $1 Million from Fake ADA Lawsuit, feds say

11/21/2019 Newsday — Data Legislation Would Be a Boon for Lawyers

11/20/2019 Food &Wine  Lawsuits Target Restaurants for Failing to Offer Braille Gift Cards

11/08/2019 Washington Examiner — Daily on Energy: New York’s climate case against Exxon loses luster

11/01/2019 New York Law Journal — New Report Finds Many Asbestos Plaintiffs Fail to Identify Bankruptcy Trust Claims in Discovery

10/25/2019 Albany Times Union — State Abusing Law with Exxonmobil Suit

10/22/2019 The Washington Times Exxon Mobil Taken to Trial for ‘Climate Fraud’

10/21/2019 Wall Street Journal Exxon’s Climate-Change Accounting Goes on Trial

7/23/2019 Staten Island Advance — Litigator in various ADA lawsuits across state turns focus to Staten Island

7/12/2019  New York Law Journal— Inside the Battle Over Litigation Funding Regulation (subscription)

6/20/2019 Wall Street Journal — New York Protects Its Tenants and Lawyers

6/7/2019 Crain’s New York Business — One reason health insurance costs are up: Albany loves lawsuits

5/14/2019 New York Law JournalBill to Regulate ‘Lawsuit Lending’ Companies in NY gains momentum

5/13/2019 Law 360 — How Litigation Funding Can Save, And Doom, Poor Plaintiffs 

5/10/2019 Albany Times Union — Lawsuit lending legislation on Senate committee agenda

5/3/2019 Albany Times Union — Abuse survivors bombarded with attorney ads

5/2/2019Albany Times Union — Child Victims Act will likely increase New York school insurance rates

5/1/2019 New York Post This new green ‘right’ is nothing but a trial gift to lawyers

5/1/2019 New York Law Journal — As Bid to Place Environmental Protection in NY Constitution Gains Steam, Backers and Foes Say It Could Spur Litigation

4/30/2019 State of Politics Legislature approves environmental measures

4/24/2019 New York Law Journal — NY Lawmakers Plan to Address Surge in ADA Website Accessibility Suits

4/19/2019 State of Politics — Contractors Make New Push For Scaffold Law Changes

4/17/2019 ArtNet News — ‘Serial Plaintiffs’ target art gallery websites for disability act violations

4/12/2019 Finger Lakes Times — Wineries face ADA website woes

4/12/2019 Legal Newsline — Lawsuit against TGI Friday’s over potato skins likely lawyer-driven, legal reform group says

3/10/2019 New York Post — Corey Johnson targets Scaffold Law in plan to fix MTA

3/6/2019 Capitol Confidential — Scaffold Law reform advocates buoyed by NYC speaker’s remarks

2/20/2019 Democrat & ChronicleFirms battling Larry Nassar among those seeking clients in New York

2/18/2019 ArtNet NewsA spate of lawsuits is targeting art schools

2/8/2019 Democrat & Chronicle — Steuben County woman wants Ricola to cough up $5 million

1/29/2019 Times Union — Ban the practice of digital ‘ambulance chasing’

1/29/2019 ArtNet NewsMore than 75 New York galleries are slammed with lawsuits

1/25/2019 Washington ExaminerNew York’s new AG has the chance to end a major political abuse

1/8/2019 New York Law Journal — Four J&J Talc Cases Moving to Trial

12/23/2018 Bronx ChronicleChristmas Wishes for NY’s Broken Tort System

12/20/2018 New York PostNearly half of the world’s most ridiculous lawsuits were filed in New York

12/7/2018 Albany Times Union — Complaint says Bloomberg charity influences attorney general’s agenda

12/4/2018 Albany Times Union — Colleges, including Saint Rose, hit with website lawsuits

12/4/2018 New York Post — We’re all paying for NYC’s huge frivolous lawsuit industry

12/4/2018 New York Post — Wall St. cashing in on NYC’s legal feeding frenzy

12/4/2018 New York PostNYC is drowning in ridiculous, pricey lawsuits

12/3/2018 New York Daily News — Lawmakers and advocates gear up to reform costly construction law

11/30/2018 Albany Times Union — Predatory contracts hurt most vulnerable citizens

11/19/2018  New York Post  Underwood’s Exxon probe is doomed to fail

11/15/2018  Daily Caller  New York City Appeals Global Warming Lawsuit Against Oil Companies

11/12/2018  Forbes  Winery Websites Must Comply With The Americans With Disability Act, But How?

10/31/2018 Wine Enthusiast — Lawsuits Charge 15 New York Wineries with Discrimination Against Visually Impaired

10/29/2018 Wine Spectator — New York Wineries Sued over Website Accessibility for Visually Impaired

10/26/2018 Crain’s New York Business Law firms aim to strike it rich with settlements from Big Oil

10/12/2018 Legal NewsLine — New York sues Exxon over climate change disclosures; Move called ‘waste of taxpayer dollars’ by legal reform group

10/11/2018 New York Post — Man who faked being wheelchair-bound drops two lawsuits after Post exposé

9/30/2018 Newsday — Making business websites accessible for the disabled

9/23/2018 New York Daily News — Brooklyn lawyer files avalanche of lawsuits over website accessibility for the blind

9/3/2018 New York PostNY Politicians to Science: Drop Dead

8/27/2018  Brooklyn Paper — Blind woman sues Bklyn Brewery over ‘inaccessible’ website

7/30/2018 Crain’s New York Business — Critics blame scaffold law for megaproject’s insurance costs ballooning 557%

7/28/2018  Capitol Confidential — Sheldon Silver sentencing React-O-Mat™ II: This time it’s for real

7/25/2018 New York Post — Wheelchair-bound man who sues inaccessible shops can walk

7/22/2018 New York Post — Wheelchair-bound man demands $50K from inaccessible shops

7/19/2018 Legal Newsline — Losing Streak Emerges As NYC, Hired Guns Defeated In Climate Change Case By Big Oil

7/17/2018 — New York Post — Judge calls request for half a million in legal fees ‘highway robbery’

7/11/2018 Crain’s New York Business — Letter from Congress could affect local industry around ADA lawsuits

7/2/2018 New York Post — What’s at stake in those climate-change lawsuits against Big Oil

6/25/2018 New York TimesHedge Funds Look to Profit From Personal-Injury Suits

6/11/2018 Investor’s Business Daily — Climate Change: A Plea For Legislation, Not Litigation

6/4/2018 Legal Newsline — Lawmakers, legal funding industry square off over regulation in New York

6/2/2018  Legal Newsline — Three weeks after Silver conviction, NY lawmakers balking at asbestos reform

5/29/2018 New York Law Journal — NY Lawmakers Considering Bills to Regulate Consumer Litigation Funding

5/28/2018 New York Post — Woman scammed $200K through bogus personal injury claims: suit

5/17/2018 Habitat Magazine — Diverse Group Pushes to Reform State’s Scaffold Law

5/16/2018 New York Post — Time to kill NY’s predatory lending loophole

5/7/2018  Capitol Confidential — Senate to review lawsuit lending

4/23/2018 — New York Post — Lenders coming out of the woodwork for dead woman’s estate: family

4/16/2018 — New York Post $60M verdict vs. asbestos; Death award spurs reform cry

4/13/2018 — Times Union — Lawsuit alleges StarKist misled consumers about AHA mark

4/8/2018 New York Post Brew-haha

3/30/2018 — Albany Times Union — Scaffold Law benefits personal injury lawyers

3/28/2018 Legal Newsline — N.Y. lawyers sue 40-plus companies on behalf of the blind man in a month

3/27/2018  NBC New York — New York Sees Spike in Frivolous American With Disabilities Act Lawsuits, Report Claims

3/26/2018 Journal News/ — Frivolous American with Disabilities Act lawsuits ‘surge’ in NY, report claims

3/24/2018 New York Post — Legal sharks are ready to cash in by ‘helping’

3/22/2018 Legal Newsline — Legal reform advocates point to medical malpractice figures in New York, Pennsylvania

3/21/2018 New York Post — Pabst’s Olympia beer sued for false advertising on ‘pure mountain water’

3/19/2018 New York Post — Ralph Lauren interns get next to nothing after winning lawsuit

3/8/2018 Crain’s Health Plus — NY regains status as No. 1 for medical malpractice payouts

3/7/2018 New York Daily News — Toxic reaction over speedy shift of asbestos-case judge in Manhattan Supreme Court’s civil term

3/7/2018 Governing Magazine — In World’s Most Expensive City for Building, an Attempt to Lower Costs

2/16/2018 Journal News/ — Werther’s Original sugar-free candy full of hot air, lawsuit claims

2/11/2018 — Albany Times Union  Federal fix needed if N.Y. can’t reform Scaffold Law

2/3/2018 — Legislative Gazette — Governor signs Lavern’s Law, extending patients’ rights in some malpractice cases

2/2/2018  HudsonValley360 — Faso’s scaffold bill moves closer to House vote

2/2/2018 Thompson Reuters — New York bill extends statute of limitations for cancer malpractice suits

1/29/2018 — New York Daily News — Cuomo, NY Officials Reach Deal on Lavern’s Law, Aiding Victims of Medical Malpractice

1/22/2018 — New York Post — These videos take cash-for-lawsuit controversy to new levels

1/15/2018 — New York Post — Lawmakers square off over profitable cottage industry

1/6/2018 — New York Post — Ridiculous class-action lawsuits are costing you tons of money

12/15/17 — New York Law Journal — NY Should Reform Tort Law, Group Says

12/15/17 — PPI BlogNew York’s Costly Tort Laws and How to Fix Them

12/11/17 — Forbes Media Beware: ‘Shakedown’ Lawyer Suing the Industry Over Videos Without Closed Captioning

12/5/17 — Crain’s New York BusinessNew York Stores Caught in Web of Litigation

11/17/17 — Poynter — How Accessible Is Your Website for the Disabled? Consider Doing an Audit to Find Out

11/1/17 — New York Post — Reformer: Eateries Plagued by Frivolous Lawsuits

10/30/17 — ECA Construction Connections — The Case for Scaffold Law Reform

10/30/17 — Farm and Dairy — New York Law Protects Agritourism

10/29/17 — Crain’s New YorkFrivolous Suits Not Funny to Eateries

10/26/17 —  New York Daily NewsBuilding Up Costs

10/26/17 —  The Washington Post — Tear Down N.Y.’S ‘Scaffold Law’ To Rebuild Infrastructure

10/17/17 — Forbes — Industry Upset With Risk of Higher Verdicts in New York’s Asbestos Court

10/17/17 — The Legislative Gazette — Report Blames Scaffold Law for High Costs and Slow Progress on Infrastructure Improvements

10/11/17 — The New York TimesCollege Websites Must Accommodate Disabled, Lawsuits Say

10/11/17 — Albany Times Union Letter: Liability Should Be Proportional to Fault

10/5/17 — The Buffalo News — Another Voice: Scaffold Law Is a Drain on State’s Economy

9/19/17 — Insurance JournalAdvocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix New York’s Scaffold Law

9/17/17 — New York Post Let New York Build

9/16/17 — Albany Times UnionDeciding When Statute of Limitations Begins …

9/7/17 — The Journal News — Now Cuomo Should Fix Scaffold Law: Letter

8/14/17 — New York Post Judges Expand ADA Rule to Include More Websites

7/26/17 — The Legislative GazetteDoctors, Business Groups Urge Cuomo to Veto Malpractice Bill

7/21/17 — Litigation Finance Journal — The Battle Over Regulating Consumer Litigation Funding in NY State Heats up (Pt. 1 of 2)

7/20/17 — New York Law Journal — Tort-Reform Group Champions Bill to Regulate Certain Litigation Funders

7/17/17 — New York Post — An Unjust ‘Silver” Lining: Ex-Speaker’s Tossed Verdict

7/15/17 — Associated Press Capitol Watch: Silver Decision Reignites Ethics Debate

7/13/17 — The Daily Gazette — ‘Sheldon Silver Is Absolutely Guilty’: Critics React to Overturned Conviction

7/13/17 — New York Daily News — Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Reputation Will Never Be Restored — Despite Overturned Conviction

7/13/17 — Albany Times UnionSheldon Silver decision React-O-Mat™

7/11/17 — New York Post — Lawyers Cash in on Suits Demanding ADA-Compliant Web Sites

7/10/17 — Albany Times UnionSupporters Wrong About Sex Abuse Statute Change

7/6/17 — Elmira Star-Gazette — Scaffold Law in Need of Reform

7/6/17 — New York PostThere’s No Actual Veggies in ‘Veggie Straws’: Suit

7/3/17 — Legal NewsLineVisually Impaired Plaintiff Says Online Glasses Retailer’s Website Violates ADA; Legal Reform Group Says Lawyers Only After Money

6/22/17 — Newsday — Legislature OKs More Time to Sue Doctors in Cancer Cases

6/21/17 — New York Daily News — Pared-Down Lavern’s Law Passes in Albany, Giving Cancer Victims More Power to Fight Malpractice

6/20/17 — New York Post Trial Lawyers Push Bill for Heftier Fees in Malpractice Cases

5/16/17 — Gotham GazetteThe ‘Worst State for Doctors’ Has a Dangerous Pre-existing Condition

5/10/17 — Crain’s New York Business — Litigation Financing’s Dark Side: Vulture Capitalism

4/5/17 — The Auburn Citizen — Legal Costs Hurt N.Y. Municipalities

3/31/17 — WorkCompCentral *Subscription Only* — High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker’s Fall

3/23/17 — Albany Times Union — Protect Consumers From Cash Advance Companies, Too 

3/2/17 —  New York Post — These Wacky Food Marketing Complaints Take Lawsuits Too Far

2/16/17 —  Albany Times Union — McDonald Backs Scaffold Law Reform Legislation

2/15/17 — POLITICO -PRO *Subscription Only* — Scaffold Law Opponents Renew Perennial Push with a Glimmer of Hope

1/2/17 — Albany Times Union — Uber Quashed for Monetary Reasons

12/21/16 — Legal Newsline — Lawsuit by NYC Conductor Who Fell Asleep ‘a Travesty’ to Victims of Derailment, Advocate Says

12/15/16 — Legal Newsline — St. Louis Court Tops List of ‘Judicial Hellholes’ by Tort Reform Group

12/2/16 — Crain’s Morning Insider Engineer Sues Employer for Letting Him Crash Train

11/4/16 — The Progressive Policy Institute — The Strain of Excessive Litigation on Municipal Budgets

11/1/16 — Westchester Magazine — Battle in the Skyscrapers

11/1/16 — Governing — From Police Shootings to Playground Injuries, Lawsuits Drain Cities’ Budgets

10/10/16 — The Buffalo News —Letter: Repealing Scaffold Law Is Common-Sense Reform

9/16/16 — Legal Newsline — Fla. Man Continues to File ADA Lawsuits in N.Y. Federal Court; Group Says Suits Are ‘Abuse,’ ‘Shakedowns’

9/2/16 — Yonkers Progress — New York Lawsuit Reform (Pg. 25)

8/24/16 — The Journal News — Trial Lawyers Halt Push for Uber and Lyft: View

8/14/16 — New York PostNY Job-Juicer 

7/25/16 — The Buffalo News – Enact Bill Protecting Victims From Personal Injury Lawyers

7/16/16 — Albany Times Union – Letter: Fix New York’s Overly Litigious Tendencies

7/15/16 — Long Island Business News – Stebbins: New York’s Archaic Laws Waste Taxpayer Dollars

7/15/16 — Press-Republican – Scaffold Law

7/11/16 — Newsday – Letter: Start-Up NY Can’t Overcome Downside

7/9/16 — The Economist – Crime and Time

7/7/16 — Westchester Magazine – Local Group Seeks Scaling Back of Scaffold Law

7/12/16 — WRGZ 2 NBC Buffalo – NY Lawmakers Reveal Outside Income

6/13/16 — New York Slant, City & State – Breaking the Statute of Limitations Is Not Justice

6/8/16 — Times Union Capitol Confidential – ‘Collette’s Law’ Aims to Curb Frivolous Lawsuits

6/8/16 — POLITICO Pro *Subscription Only* – Assemblywoman Sponsors Bill to Curb Frivolous Suits

5/25/16 — The Poughkeepsie Journal – Legal Reform Would Benefit Business in New York

5/3/16 — Times Union Capitol Confidential Sheldon Silver Sentencing React-O-Mat™

5/2/16 — Times UnionLetter: Injury Lawyers Use Clicks for Cash

4/14/16 — Judicial Hellholes –  Despite Corruption Conviction of Their Man in Albany, NY’s Unabashed Trial Lawyers Still Buying Influence

4/8/16 — Forbes – With Silver Convicted, Some NY Dems Lend Support to Asbestos Transparency Bill

4/5/16 — Syracuse Post-Standard – Legal Reforms Can Make NY a Friendlier Place for Doctors

3/20/16 — Albany Times Union – Judges Can Update an 1800s Relic

3/6/16 — The Bronx Chronicle – Letter to the Editor: NY Homeowners May Be Liable for Worker Injuries 

2/8/16 — Insurance Journal – New York’s Scaffold Law Under Scrutiny

2/8/16 — New York Daily News – State Controller Thomas DiNapoli Donor Earns Nearly $200K from Pension Fund Work

1/25/16 — Insurance JournalN.Y. Group: Scaffold Law Will Consume Billions from Public Projects Spending 

1/25/16 — POLITICO (*Subscription Only*) – Assemblyman tries middle-ground approach to altering Scaffold Law

1/19/16 — The Daily News – State Should Revise Scaffold Law

1/13/16 — The Huffington Post –  Sued for Being ‘Too Unattractive’ for a Tribute Band

1/13/16 — Watertown Daily Times – State Scaffold Law Costly to Taxpayers, Hinders Business for NNY Contractors

12/18/15 — New York Post – Even with Shelly Silver in Prison, New Yorkers Will Still Pay for His Legal Corruption

12/15/15 — Legal Newsline – With Sheldon Silver Convicted, N.Y. Legal Reform Sees Chance at More Success 

12/13/15 — New York Post – FDNY Firefighters File Lawsuit: Loud Sirens Are Making Us Deaf 

12/11/15 — New York Daily NewsCleaning up the Albany Mess

12/10/15 — The Elmira Star- Gazette – Fix Asbestos Litigation in New York

12/8/15 — The Journal News – Fight Corruption, Reform Scaffold Law

12/8/15 — The Buffalo News – Common-Sense Legal Reforms Are Long Overdue in New York

12/6/15 — Albany Times Union – Cleanse Agenda of Trial Lawyers 

12/5/15 — The Poughkeepsie Journal – Silver Conviction Should Further Push Albany to Reform Policies

12/5/15 — Albany Times Union – Who Suffered from New York Pols’ Payoff Cases?

12/2/15 — Gotham Gazette – After Silver: Legal Reform is Ethics Reform

11/30/15 — Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sheldon Silver Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial

11/23/15 — NY 1 TWC News – Closing Arguments Delivered in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

11/19/15 — Observer – With Silver and Skelos Trials, a Light Breeze of Change Wafts Over Albany

11/9/15 — New York Post – Sheldon Silver’s Schemes Encouraged Greed and Corruption, Lawyers Say

11/8/15 — Albany Times Union – Arbitration a Better Choice for Consumers

11/5/15 — The Post-Journal – Counties Stress Need for Scaffold Law Reform

10/2/15 — Syracuse Post-Standard – Changing Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Would Harm Schools, Churches

9/18/15 — New York Daily NewsLike a Ton of Bricks

8/25/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Compounders, DME Suppliers Turn to Civil Court for Payment

8/23/15 — New York Daily News – EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of Workers’ Compensation Suits Filed in Bronx Could Clog Courts, Advocates Say

7/31/15 — Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin – Forms Show What Lawmakers Do — or Don’t Do — for Clients

7/26/15 — Newsday – NYC Lawsuit Payouts Expected to Rise despite Tougher Stance on Nuisance Claims

7/23/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Reform Group Tallies Lawyer-Lawmaker Outside Earnings

7/21/15 — New York Post – Legislators Doubling as Lawyers Raked in $4.2M in 2014

7/21/15 — Rochester Democrat & Chronicle– Lawmakers Who Worked for Law Firms Earned 3x Their State Salary

7/21/15 — Albany Times UnionLetter: Knock Litigation out of Ballpark

7/21/15 — New York State of Politics Report: Lawyer-Legislators Earned as Much as $4.2M Combined

7/21/15 — Albany Times UnionDonors Support Friends, Foes in New York State Legislature

7/20/15 — The Legislative Gazette – A Medical Liability Crisis 

7/17/15 — City & StateLetter, Re: The Scaffold Law After Silver’s Fall

7/10/15 — Westchester Business Journal – Advocates Optimistic for Scaffold Law Reform in 2016

6/16/15 — The Wall Street Journal – Buckle Up for Ralph Nader’s ‘Tort Museum’

6/5/15 — The Buffalo News – Letter: Scaffold Law Increases Injuries, Costs Billions

5/31/15 — Crain’s New York Business – How to Heal the City’s Hospitals; Tame Trial Lawyers. 

5/8/15 — The Global Legal Post – New York Urged to End Non-Working Law Firm Roles for Politicians

5/8/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – High Court Grants Worker Summary Judgment on Section 240(1) Claim for Fall Down Manhole

5/7/15 — The New York Times – Albany’s Worst Offense

4/22/15 — New York Daily News – EXCLUSIVE: Political Spending by State’s Trial Lawyers Jumps 27% in 2014 over Previous Year, Report Says 

4/22/15 — Buffalo Law Journal – BLJ Editor’s Notebook: The ‘Other’ Side of the Scaffold Law 

4/7/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Insurance Panel ChairmanProposes pilot Liability Program for small Contractors

4/3/15 — High Court Issues 2 Rulings on Scope of Scaffold Law

3/12/15 — Times Union – Hope Follows Silver Indictment

3/9/15 — Legal Newsline – New NYCAL Judge an Unknown to Asbestos Litigants 

3/3/15 — Legal Newsline – Replaced NYCAL Judge Was ‘Hands-off,’ Allowed Asbestos Plaintiffs Bar to ‘Run the Show,’ Defense Attorneys Say

2/26/15 — New York PostEditorial: After Silver — Ending Ambulance-Chasers’ Rule of New York 

2/22/15 — Crain’s New York Business – Litigation Finance Needs Regulation

2/21/15 — The Buffalo News – Silver Indictment Offers Hope for Lawsuit Reform 

2/11/15 — State of Politics – Scaffold Law Opponents: We Have The Data

2/10/15 — Albany Business Review – Contractors, Developers and Lobbyists Say Scaffold Law Reform Gains Traction (Video)

2/10/15 — Albany Business Review – Today is Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol

2/8/15 — Crain’s New York Business – Reading Tea Leaves on New Speaker

2/2/15 — New York Daily News – Close Advisor to Carl Heastie Is a Lobbyist for Trial Lawyers 

2/2/15 — New York Post – Do Trial Lawyers Already Have a Friend in Carl Heastie? 

2/1/15 — Crain’s New York Business In Albany, the More Things Change… 

1/30/15 — My9NJ: Chasing Pink Is the New Ugly

1/30/15 — Albany Business Review – One Subplot of the Silver Story: An Opening for Lawsuit Reform

1/29/15 — CNY Business Journal – The “Scaffold Law”: Proof of New York’s Ongoing Hostility Towards Business and Common Sense

1/28/15 — Times Union Silver Has Long Been Seen as an Immovable Defender of Status Quo, but He’s Not the Only One

1/28/15 — Capital New York – Interim Silver Replacement Has More Business-Friendly Agenda

1/27/15 — WorkCompCentral (subscription) – Silver Arrest Expected to Improve Chances for Scaffold Law Reform

1/26/15 — New York Post – Musician Sued for Being ‘Too Ugly’ Trying to Eliminate Silly Lawsuits

1/25/15 — New York Post – Silver’s Law Firm Rakes in Millions from Judges He Controls 

1/25/15 — Crains New York Business – Tarnished Silver: Speaker’s Arrest Upends Most Everything in Albany

1/23/15 — The Wall Street Journal – Sheldon Silver Charges Highlight Allure of Asbestos Cases

1/23/15 — New York Law Journal – Speaker’s Arrest Prompts Calls for Change and Patience

1/22/15 — TU Capitol Confidential – Sheldon Silver Arrest React-O-Mat™

1/12/15 – Business Groups Renewing Push for Scaffold Law Reform

12/17/14–New York Daily News – N.Y., Trial Lawyers’ Playground 

11/23/14–Times Union – Letter: Schools Suffer Under State’s Scaffold Law

11/19/14–Brooklyn Daily EagleLetter: A Call for Trespasser Responsibility Legislation

9/30/14 — The Journal News – Letter: Scaffold Law Driving Up Costs On New TZB

9/23/14– The Poughkeepsie Journal – Valley Views: New York Needs to Reform Scaffold Law

8/13/14 — The Post Star – Medical Premiums Hurt By Lawsuits

7/27/14 — Newsday – Letter: Scaffold Law Unfairly Penalizes Employers

7/15/14 — Schenectady Daily Gazette  Failure to Enact Tort Reform Costs Billions

7/14/14 — The Journal NewsIn Reply: Scaffold Law Adds Costs, But Not Safety

7/14/14 — Watertown Daily TimesReforming Scaffold Law Would Save Money

7/10/14 — New York PostStanding Up to Shelly (Letters from LRANY and Supporter)

7/8/14 — New York Post – Watchdog Wary of Sheldon Silver’s Income From Law Firm

7/7/14 — New York Daily News – Trial Lawyers Spend Record Amount Lobbying Against Payment Limits for Attorneys

6/27/14 — Binghamton Press & Sun BulletinLetter: Lawmakers, Lawyers Love to Add More Liability

6/17/14 — New York PostThe Business of Birth

6/13/14 — Troy RecordOvercoming Physician Shortage Overdue, Challenging

5/12/14 — Times Union Scaffold Law is Too Costly for New York

5/3/14 — The Journal News A.G. Must Tackle ‘Lawsuit Lending’

4/29/14 — Syracuse Post Standard – Bar Stool Lawsuit No Laughing Matter for New York Business

4/15/14 — The Buffalo News – Letter: Medical Liability Reform Will Ease Doctor Shortage

4/4/14 — The Journal News – Medical Liability Change Aids Lawyers

3/21/14 — The Daily Gazette – State Scaffold Law Absolutely Too Strict

3/19/14 — New York Post – Scaffold Law’s Price

3/7/14 — Times Union – Make Lawyer Use Transparent

1/27/14 — Times Union – Dismantle Scaffold Law to Help Fund Education

Television Appearances

07/23/2021 Capital TonightShould All Insurance Be Disclosed Before Trial? The Lawsuit Reform Alliance Says ‘No’

04/07/2021 News 10 ABCNursing Home Reforms Included In State Budget

03/29/2021 —  WNYT News Channel 13Local Leaders Explain Opposition To Legalizing Recreational Pot

03/15/2021 News 10 ABC NY Business Leaders Call on Senate To Keep Legal Immunity for Nursing Homes and Hospitals

02/09/2021 Spectrum NY News 1 Final Passage Given to Constitutional Clean Air and Water Guarantee in New York

01/08/2021 New York NowLawmakers Return to Albany, Assembly GOP Leader Will Barclay, NY’s Justice System

12/28/2020 Today’s VerdictToday’s Verdict: Protect Our Courts Act / Absentee Ballot Legislation / NYC Courts Judicial Hellhole

12/11/2020 Capital TonightLegal Reform Advocates Call on Lawmakers to Make Changes to the Civil Justice System

09/14/2020 Spectrum NY News 1New York’s Anti-Trust Laws Under Debate

05/14/2020 New York Now — Access to Justice, COVID-19 and the Courts, Lawsuit Limbo

04/14/2020 Bronxnet —  Today’s Verdict: Cornonavirus and the Law, Purell Lawsuit, Voting by Mail, Resources for Businesses

02/20/2020 News 10 WHECNews10NBC Investigates: 2 Lawyers, 231 Lawsuits Over Gift Cards

10/30/2019 Fox Business Rex Tillerson Expected on Witness Stand at Exxon Mobil Fraud Trial

10/24/2019 Spectrum NY News 1 — Surge in Lawsuits by Small Group of New Yorkers with Disabilities Draws Scrutiny

6/14/2019 News 10 WHECTom Stebbins, Berkeley Brean and John Urlaub on website ADA lawsuits

5/03/2019  News 10 WHECTom Stebbins, Berkeley Brean, Chip dolce and Jeffrey Gottleib  on the explosion of ADA lawsuits

12/4/2018 — Today’s Verdict Tom Stebbins on Today’s Verdict

11/1/2018 Capital Tonight — Study scrutinizes cost, benefit of US tort system

10/12/2018 News12 Westchester — Business leaders cite bridge cost in call for scaffold law reform

5/16/2018 — Capital Tonight — Senator Ortt and Tom Stebbins take on Lawsuit Lending

1/15/18 — Capital TonightThe issues with lawsuit lending

9/14/17 — Capital TonightSurvey: Fear of Malpractice Leads to Over-Treatment of Patients

7/13/17 — Capital Tonight — Bill on Agritourism Safety Standards Awaits Governor’s Action

4/27/17 — Capital Tonight Report: NY Worst State to be a Doctor 

12/7/16 — WNYT News Channel 13 — Advocates Renew Efforts to Bring Ride Sharing Upstate Despite Pushback From Lobbyists

11/9/16 — Capital Tonight — Addressing Municipal Lawsuits and Taxpayer Funding

7/12/16 — WRGZ 2 NBC Buffalo – NY Lawmakers Reveal Outside Income

6/8/16 — WNYT News Channel 13– “Pink” Tribute Singer Pushes New Law After Suit Claiming She Wasn’t Attractive Enough

5/17/16 – Capital Tonight – Advocates Want Albany to Change Its Treatment of Trial Lawyers

1/22/16 – Fox News – Firefighters Sue Siren-Making Company over Hearing Loss

12/22/15 – Capital Tonight – NY Ranks #2 on Legislative Hellholes Report 

12/1/15 – CBS 6 Albany – Lawmakers, Government Watchdogs Push for Reform after Silver Verdict

11/3/15 – WNYT News Channel 13 NBC  Silver or Political Culture: What’s Really on Trial?

11/3/15 – NY1 TWC News – Opening Statements Begin in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

11/2/15 – WNYT News Channel 13 NBC – Jury Selection Begins in Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Trial

11/2/15 – Time Warner Cable News– Jury Selection Underway in Trial of Former Speaker Sheldon Silver

10/1/15 – Capital Tonight – Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law Reform Support from Majority of NY Counties 

7/16/15 – Capital Tonight – Tom Stebbins on How Fear of Lawsuits Impacts NY’s Municipalities 

6/24/15 – Capital Tonight – Capital Tonight Interview: Tom Stebbins Discusses Avoiding Bad Faith Lawsuits 

4/26/15 – Capital TonightTom Stebbins Discusses the 2015 Power of Attorney Report, Spending Up 27%

2/11/15 – CBS 6Fred Dicker Discusses the Scaffold Law and Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol

2/11/15 – Capital Tonight – Tom Stebbins & Curtis Lumber’s Margie Miller Discuss Optimism for Scaffold Law Reform 

12/16/14 – Capital Tonight  – Tom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

11/19/14 – Capital Tonight – Collette McLafferty and Scott Hobson Discuss Law to Curb Frivolous Lawsuits

8/19/14 – Capital Tonight – LRANY Director Explains Controversial Scaffold Law Report

5/6/14 – Capital Tonight Tom Stebbins Discusses Trial Bar Report and Scaffold Law Reform

11/26/13 – Fox News Special Report – Grapevine: Fighting Frivolous Lawsuits

11/25/13 – Fox 5 News – Frivolous Lawsuits in New York City

11/5/13 – Today’s Verdict – Tom Stebbins Discusses The LRANY Video Series with Trial Attorney David Lesch

10/24/13 – Univision – Proponen Leyes Para Evitar Accidentes en Construcción


2/10/15 — Albany Business Review – Contractors, Developers and Lobbyists Say Scaffold Law Reform Gains Traction (Video)

10/14/13 – City & State – Tom Stebbins Discusses the Scaffold Law

5/14/13 — Poughkeepsie Journal – Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law Reform

5/10/13 — Syracuse Post Standard – Scaffold Law: Editorial Board Meeting

Radio Interviews

01/11/2021 — WNBF — Interview with Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York

06/02/2020 — Capitol PressroomRe-opening of Businesses Amid Pandemic Raises Liability Questions

03/10/2020 — Capitol PressroomConsumer Protections in the Empire State

11/2/2018 — Capitol Pressroom Tom Stebbins on tort issues and the AG’s Exxon suit

1/29/2018 — Focus on the State Capitol Tom Stebbins Discusses Lawsuit Lending with Fred Dicker

12/20/17 — WHCU Morning Newswatch — Sue York? Sue You!

11/2/17 — Focus on the State Capitol Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law Reform Efforts with Fred Dicker

10/6/17 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins on Fear of Lawsuits and Healthcare Costs

7/18/17 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins Discussed the Silver Case Overruled and Argitourism Liability

7/17/17 — WHCU Morning Newswatch — LRANY Advocates for Agritourism

7/12/17 — WHCU Morning Newswatch — Tom Stebbins Discusses the Cost of Sue York

2/14/17 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins and Attorney Steven Dyki Discuss Scaffold Law Reform, Collette’s Law, and Lawsuit Lending

12/19/16 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins Talks on New York’s “Judicial Hellhole”

11/28/16 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins Discusses in the Lawsuit Culture New York and the Municipal Budget Consequences

11/11/16 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins Discusses Governing Magazine Report on Municipal Lawsuit Costs

8/28/16 — CBS WFAN 660  — Weekends on WFAN with Bob Salter

5/24/16 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins Discusses New York’s Broken Civil Justice System 

5/19/16 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins Discusses Power of Attorney 2016

4/12/16 — The Capitol Pressroom– Tom Stebbins Discusses the 2016 Power of Attorney report

4/11/16 — Binghamton Now – Tom Stebbins Discusses the 2016 Power of Attorney report

4/11/16 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins Discusses the 2016 Power of Attorney report

2/22/16 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins Argues the Scaffold Law Drives up the Cost of Infrastructure Projects

1/27/16 — WVOX 1460 AM: “Westchester Means Business” – Tom Stebbins Discusses Scaffold Law Reform with John Ravitz 

12/11/15 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins Discusses a Post-Silver Albany

12/10/15 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins, The Cost of Corruption

12/2/15 — The John Gomez ShowTom Stebbins Discusses the Conviction of Sheldon Silver

11/6/15 — WKIP Hudson Valley FocusTom Stebbins Discusses the Sheldon Silver Trial with Tom Sipos

5/13/15 — Talk 1300 with Fred Dicker Fred Dicker Mentions LRANY’s NYT Outside Income piece

4/23/15 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins Discusses Power of Attorney Report

2/2/15 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins Discusses the Cost of Sheldon Silver on NY

1/29/15 — The Capitol PressroomTom Stebbins Discusses NY’s litigation culture post Silver

1/28/15 — Talk 1300 with Fred DickerDicker Reads LRANY Statement on Imminent Departure of Silver

1/23/15 — WKIP Hudson Valley Focus – Tom Stebbins Discusses Speaker Silver’s Arrest

12/24/14 — The Capitol Pressroom – Tom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — CBS New York 1010 WINS – Tom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — WSYR with Jim Donovan –  Tom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — WKIP Hudson Valley Focus – Tom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

12/16/14 — WHCU Morning NewswatchTom Stebbins Discusses NYCAL Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

9/25/14 — The Capital Pressroom– Tom Stebbins Discusses the Costs of Medical Malpractice in New York

9/10/14 — WKIP Hudson Valley Focus with Tom Sipos – Tom Stebbins Discusses the Trial Bar’s Influence in New York

7/30/14 — The Capital Pressroom – Tom Stebbins Discusses the Result from a Recent FOIL Request