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LRANY Video Series: Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, August 2014 – “Hell on Wheels” Strikes Again

This week, LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month for August of 2014: “Hell on Wheels” Strikes Again.

Zoltan Hersch, a double amputee from Brooklyn was dubbed ‘hell on wheels’ by the New York Post after filing 87 federal lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2011. He returned this month to continue his suing spree, with a lawsuit against a New York City Ralph Lauren.

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LRANY Video Series: Trial Lawyer Political Influence

This week, to continue the LRANY Video Series, LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, brings you a video on the powerful influence of trial lawyers in our state.

See report which reviews their political spending here. 

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LRANY Video Series: New York’s “Martin Act”

This week, to continue the LRANY Video Series, Tom Stebbins discussed New York’s “Martin Act.”

The Martin Act was established in Albany in 1921, it granted the Attorney General broad powers to investigate and pursue alleged wrongdoing associated with the purchase and sale of securities. The Martin Act is one of the toughest securities laws in the nation as these powers of the AG are so extraordinary that this act does not require any elements of proof.
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LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month- Snoozing Fan Sues Yankees for $10M

This week, to continue LRANY’s Video Series, Phoebe Stonbely brings you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of July.  Andrew Rector was at a Yankees/Red Socks game at Yankees Stadium when he drifted off and took a nap.  He caught the attention of ESPN correspondents who made some comments.  This clip quickly made its way to the web and went viral.  In response, Rector filed a lawsuit for $10M against the MLB, ESPN and it’s announcers and Yankee Stadium.

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LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month June – Cover Band Singer Sued for $10M

For this weeks video, LRANY’s Phoebe Stonbely brings to you the most ridiculous law suit for the month of June.  A Long Island Personal Injury lawyer, Charles Bonfante, is suing 2 members of his collaborated P!nk cover band -for $10 million – claiming that they ruined his dream band.  Calling the members of the band ‘sub-par’ even going so far as to state that the lead singer lacked the talent and looks to portray the pop singer.

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LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month May 2014 – $2,000 Decillion Lawsuit

To continue the LRANY Video Series, this week Phoebe Stonbely brings you the most ridiculous lawsuit of the month: a New York man files a lawsuit for $2,000 decillion dollars; that is 36 zeros and more money than we have on earth.

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LRANY Video Series: “Good Samaritan” Liability Protections

To continue the LRANY Video Series, this week we bring you a video on the issue of good Samaritan liability protections.  There is current legislation which LRANY supports which would bring light to this issue.  This legislation provides immunity from liability for death, personal injury, or property damage incurred by a victim of a crime while seeking assistance upon the premises of a business entity or nonprofit corporation. If passed, this legislation would improve public safety and protect businesses from abusive litigation.

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LRANY Video Series: Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month April 2014

This week, to continue the Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month portion of the LRANY video series, Phoebe Stonbely discusses a recent settlement which was reached in the case from November of 2012 in which an Buffalo Bills fan sued the team for receiving too many text alerts (yes, really). The outcome may have you blindsided…

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LRANY Video Series: Funding Political Campaigns with the ‘Martin Act’

This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring you a video on funding political campaigns with recovery’s from the ‘Martin Act’.  The Martin Act, established in Albany in 1921, grants the Attorney General broad powers to investigate and pursue alleged wrongdoing associated with the purchase and sale of securities.  It is one of the toughest securities laws in the nation as these powers of the AG are so extraordinary that this act does not require any elements of proof.

Recent actions in our legislature look to using funds retrieved from prosecutions under the ‘Martin Act’ to fund political campaigns.  This dangerous regulation would creates a clear conflict of interest incentivizing filing lawsuits to collect election funds.

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LRANY Video Series: Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month March 2014

This week, to continue the LRANY monthly video series: the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month, we bring to you the Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month March 2014.

Seen across headlines for the past month, the winner of this month’s most ridiculous title was the suit in which 18 year old Rachel Canning of New Jersey sued her own parents for school tuition.

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