News10NBC: One man, 18 months, 124 ADA lawsuits over websites

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) — On Monday, one of the most exclusive wineries in the Finger Lakes got sued because of its website. The person suing Belhurst Estate Winery in Geneva is also suing 124 other places, and it’s all because of their websites.  The plaintiff’s name is Thomas Olsen. He is blind and lives in […]

Crain’s: One reason health insurance costs are up: Albany loves lawsuits

LRANY’s Tom Stebbins had a letter to the editor published in Crain’s New York Business this week: As New York health insurers request higher rates (“Health insurers request 8.4% average rate hike”), New Yorkers should be aware that the price of medical professional liability insurance is a hidden driver of these costs. For certain specialties, […]

NY Post: This new green ‘right’ is nothing but a gift to trial lawyers

New York’s Legislature this week approved a poorly wrought proposal to insert an environmental rights section into the state Constitution, the so-called “Green Amendment.” To be adopted, the bill will need to be passed by two consecutive Legislatures, then OK’d by voter referendum. But if lawmakers truly care about the future of the Empire State, […]