Entries by Phoebe Stonbely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ‘Collette’s Law’ Introduced to Curb Abusive Lawsuits in New York

[hr] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265/518.708.3578 ‘Collette’s Law’ Introduced to Curb Abusive Lawsuits in New York Assemblywoman, Reform Advocates Push for Tougher Sanctions for Abusive Lawsuits Albany, NY – In April of 2014, Collette McLafferty’s life was turned upside down. After performing just one $75 gig with a P!nk […]

POLL: NEW YORKERS SAY LAWSUIT ABUSE COSTLY, TIME FOR REFORM

[hr] ***For Immediate Release*** June 6, 2016 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org O: 518.512.5265/ C: 518.708.3578 NEW YORKERS SAY LAWSUIT ABUSE COSTLY, TIME FOR REFORM Siena Poll Finds Legal Reform Enjoys Bipartisan Support; Majority of Voters Say System Out of Date and Often Abused by Lawyers Albany, NY – Today the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On NYSTLA Lobby Day, LRANY Decries Trial Lawyer Influence

[hr] For Immediate Release May 17, 2016 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 On NYSTLA Lobby Day, LRANY Decries Trial Lawyer Influence Deemed “the single most powerful political force in Albany,” by Governor Cuomo, legal reform group calls for end to shadow government and no-show jobs ALBANY – As the trial lawyers roam the halls of […]

STATEMENT: LRANY Executive Director Response to Silver Sentencing

[hr] May 3, 2016 LRANY Executive Director Response to Silver Sentencing “We have said – for years now – that Sheldon Silver’s payments from New York’s wealthiest personal injury law firm were an out-sized political contribution masquerading as legitimate income. Silver defrauded the people, choosing his allegiance to the trial lawyers over his public service. […]