Entries by Phoebe Stonbely

ADA Lawsuit Abuse Event a Success!

This week, LRANY co-hosted an event with the New York State Restaurant Association in New York City focusing on ADA Lawsuit Abuse. There is growing issue of serial litigants taking advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to force small businesses into a settlement. Often New York small businesses are sued by plaintiffs alleging their business […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Court: Scaffold Law Applies to 1ft Fall

[hr] *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* April 14, 2016 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 Court: Scaffold Law Applies to 1ft Fall Reformers say ‘new low’ highlights need for reform (ALBANY, NY) – Advocates for reform of New York’s controversial ‘Scaffold Law’ are calling a recent decision applying the law to a 1ft ‘fall’ an example of how […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Lobby Spending Continues to Increase Despite Corruption Exposure

[hr] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2016 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely pstonbely@lrany.org 518.512.5265 New York Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Lobby Spending Continues to Increase Despite Corruption Exposure For the sixth consecutive year, plaintiffs’ lawyer lobbying spend surged, a 64% increase since 2010 (Albany, NY) – Today, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), a nonpartisan, nonprofit association […]

Forbes: With Silver Convicted, Some NY Dems Lend Support To Asbestos Transparency Bill

Forbes Business recently published a piece written by Legal Newsline reporter, Jessica Karmasek, focusing on the recent support for a piece of legislation calling for transparency in the asbestos trust system. LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, was quoted on the issue. An excerpt: The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, pointing to the kickback allegations against […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York State Personal Injury Lawyers Association Announces Triumph Following Groundbreaking $50 Billion Verdict in Case of Man Suing Himself

[hr] April 1, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Ben Suinlotz Illsueu2@Suinlotzfirm.com New York State Personal Injury Lawyers Association Announces Triumph Following Groundbreaking $50 Billion Verdict in Case of Man Suing Himself (Albany) – Today, the New York State Personal Injury Lawyers Association (NYSPILA) announced a victory for fairness in New York State as a Bronx […]

STATEMENT: LRANY Applauds New York Supreme Court’s Decision to Disbar Sheldon Silver

[hr] March 29, 2016 LRANY Applauds New York Supreme Court’s Decision to Disbar Sheldon Silver “Today’s court decision disbarring former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is a rare and welcome victory for New York’s legal system. Silver carried the plaintiffs’ lawyers water for years as he presided over Albany’s cult of corruption. We applaud the court’s […]