April 1, 2015
Response to the Executive Budget from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins
“We applaud lawmakers for reaching an agreement that will enhance the transparency of elected officials’ outside legal work. However, we are concerned that the new measures will do little to prevent corruption in cases where a lawmaker is representing the interests of a law firm, rather than any specific client. Furthermore, we are disappointed that our elected officials failed to seize this opportunity to pass meaningful reform to the Scaffold Law. The millions of New York taxpayers, businesses, and workers impacted by this law cannot wait any longer for relief.”
-Tom Stebbins, Executive Director, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York
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The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit association of businesses, professionals, healthcare providers, membership organizations, taxpayers, and concerned citizens committed to changing New York’s legal system to help create jobs and energize our economy.