Entries by Phoebe Stonbely

LRANY Supports Fair Compensation for Justices

An article published yesterday in The New York Times showcases the fact that for the first time in New York History, judges are actually leaving the bench, not to retire, but to return to practicing law.  A recent study showed nearly 1 in 10 judges leaving annually. Judges in New York are required to be lawyers and in […]

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 […]

Trial Lawyers on the Loose in the Capital

LRANY Urges Strong Opposition to Trial Lawyer Payday Bill Senate Bill 3766 (Bonacic) and Assembly Bill 625 (Weinstein) are on the floor in their respective houses, and may pass as soon as today. Disguised as a minor legal change, this legislation would unjustly force a non-settling defendant to make critical and costly decisions without necessary […]

Lawsuit Reform Helps Drive Texas Recovery

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that much of Texas’ economic recovery — leading the nation in job growth since the recession — is attributable to lawsuit reform.  “….one of Texas’s huge competitive advantages is its ongoing reform of the tort system, which has driven litigation costs to record lows.” Imagine if we tried […]

The Dangers of Lawsuit Loan Sharking

Over the next several months you will be hearing a lot about Lawsuit Loan Sharking.  LRANY strongly opposes this practice in New York.  Please take a look at this fact sheet to learn more. Look to this page and our other LRANY communication resources for information on attempts to make Lawsuit Loan Sharking  a more […]

“New Yorkers Should Not Be Asked to Choose Between Patient Safety and Tort Reform. They Deserve Both.”

Dr. Howard Minkoff, the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center, wrote a great op-ed in the Sunday, April 17 Times Union which points out the disingenuous nature of the arguments against malpractice reform in New York State.  Click here to see the whole article.  LRANY continues to work to keep this critical issue alive […]