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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 […]


Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Tort Reform Bill

By: Scott Hobson, Legislative Analyst On Tuesday, May 1st, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D, Ossining) introduced legislation which would balance disclosure requirements for expert witnesses in lawsuits. Senator Martin Golden (R, Brooklyn) introduced the legislation in the Senate on April 13th. The legislation would require plaintiffs to disclose their expert witnesses before a trial date can […]


Free Up Our Courts By Stemming Frivolous Lawsuits

By: Tom Stebbins Court administrators were recently in Albany to discuss how recent budget cuts have forced them to scale back court services.  This should serve as a timely reminder to all that New York needs to pass reforms to stop the flow of frivolous, and sometimes ridiculous, lawsuits that are choking our legal system.  […]


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 […]


New York – Medical liability “crisis state”

The chairman of the American Medical Association (AMA) recently wrote a letter to the editor of a story published in the New York Times. The letter thanked the writer for stressing the need for tort reform and explained its benefits and widespread support: “To the Editor: The American Medical Association appreciates that your Oct. 7 editorial “Not Their Job” […]


LRANY Celebrates the Defeat of Multiple Trial Lawyer-Backed Bills and the Introduction of Pro-Reform Legislation

On June 24th the Senate and Assembly adjourned at the call of the Majority Leader and Speaker, effectively signaling the end of the 2011 legislative session. Throughout the year, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York actively engaged members of the legislature to fight for meaningful lawsuit reform in our state. While the State’s legislature […]


Physics? Who Needs That!

By: Scott Hobson As if we needed another reminder of the utter absurdity – and often downright insanity – of the Scaffold Law… Yesterday, the First Department Appellate Division issued a decision in Strojek v. 33 East 70th Street Corp., that will leave anyone with even a shred of common sense shaking their head in disbelief. In Strojek, the […]