Newspaper Coverage (Letters to Editor, Articles, Editorials)

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

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

Videos

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

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