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State of the State 2013: Statement From Tom Stebbins

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address highlighted the extraordinary strides New York has taken in the last year.  However, if the state continues to ignore the detrimental effect of our antiquated legal system on our private and public sectors, New York will continue to struggle to add jobs, rebuild our infrastructure and improve our […]


2011-2012 Post-Session Update

By: Scott Hobson On June 21st the Senate and Assembly adjourned at the call of the Majority Leader and Speaker, signaling the end of the 2012 legislative session. Throughout the session, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York actively engaged elected officials and advocacy groups to fight for meaningful lawsuit reform and defeat efforts to […]


Visit LRANY at the 2012 Annual Home & Garden Show

Be sure to visit LRANY this week at the 2012 Annual Home and Garden Show held at the New York State fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.  The event will begin at 5pm on Thursday March 15th  and run through Sunday March 18th.  There will be 800 exhibits including LRANY’s on the impact of the ‘Scaffold Law‘ on […]


Crain’s: New York Must Unshackle Business

An article in yesterday’s Crain’s New York Business outlined several outdated and costly mandates that should be modified or repealed to help make New York more prosperous. Not surprisingly, the Scaffold Law made the list. From the article: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo has much to do in the current legislative session if he is to live up to his pledge […]


LRANY Executive Director Discusses “Judicial Hellhole” Status on ‘Capital Tonight’

Last night, Tom Stebbins, Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York was featured on YNN’s “Capital Tonight” with Associated General Contractors of New York State President, Mike Elmendorf. In the interview with Liz Benjamin, they discussed the American Tort Reform Foundation’s recently released 2011-2012 “Judicial Hellholes” report, which ranked New York City and Albany […]


The Capitol,Issue Spotlight- Tort Reform

The latest issue of The Capitol newspaper spotlights tort reform.  The issue highlights many important areas including the century old New York scaffold law, medical malpractice reform, and joint and several liability among other topics.  This issue also includes a score card which names the issues and the players and even a round table discussion with New York State legislatures […]


LRANY Partners With Let New York Work Coalition

This morning, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York announced its participation in the Let New York Work Coalition, a broad based group composed of small and large businesses, farmers, school superintendents, elected officials, realtors, school boards, and taxpayers.  This diverse group has joined together to advocate for meaningful mandate relief.  The coalition strongly supports […]