Our position on various issues can be found in the memos below as well as our priorities paper.

SUPPORT

S.543 (Gallivan) / A.3209 (Morelle) Scaffold Law Reform

S.6212 (Golden) / A.7888 (Galef) Statewide expert witness disclosure requirements  

S.8006 (Ortt) / A.9241-C (Simanowitz) Regulation of lawsuit lending

S.5504 (O’Mara) / A.5978 (Schimminger) Asbestos trust transparency

S.5015 (Seward) / A.1760 (Magee) Protections for landowners from lawsuits by trespassers

S.880 (Hannon) / A.6156 (Galef) Immunity from liability for statements of apology or regret

S.249 (DeFrancisco) / A.1813 (Farrell) $250M appeal bond cap for Master Settlement Agreement participants

S.2160 (Hannon) / A.2258 (Engelbright) “Good Samaritan” liability protections for architects, engineers, and land surveyors

S.2481 (Gianaris) / A.4712 (Simotas) “Good Samaritan” liability protections for businesses and non-profts aiding crime victims

OPPOSE

S.4846 (Bonacic) / A.6714 (Weinstein) General jurisdiction over corporations registered to do business in New York

S.29-A (DeFrancisco) Private right of action for insurance “bad faith”

S.4049-B (Lanza) / A.257-A (Weinstein) Private right of action for insurance “bad faith”

S.4243 (Squadron) / A.120 (Dinowitz) Private right of action for “price gouging”

A.7320 (Weinstein) Admissibility of hearsay statements

S.336 (DeFrancisco) / A.164 (Weinstein) Expansion of wrongful death damages

S.287 (DeFrancisco) / A.242 (Weinstein) Discriminatory prohibition of ex-parte interviews

S.1605 (Bonacic) / A.244 (Weinstein) Liability of non-settling co-defendants

S.563 (DeFrancisco) / A.251 (Weinstein) Direct recovery against third parties

S.911 (Libous) / A.285 (Weinstein) Expansion of the statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions

S.1273 (Peralta) / A.1161 (Dinowitz) Private right of action for “unconscionable” business practices

A.1329 (Weinstein) Private right of action for insurance claims during a disaster

S.1864 (Marcellino) / A.2747 (Titone) Prohibit state contacts with vendors using arbitration agreements

S.1475 (Rivera) / A.3269 (Weprin) Expansion of the “Martin Act”

S.5188 (Bonacic) / A.6265 (Kaminsky) Expert disclosure in summary judgment motions

S.63 (Hoylman) / A.2872 (Markey) Creates a one-year reviver window for time-barred claims

S.3415 (Klein) / A.3702 (Moya) Private right of action against employment agencies

S.3392-A (Lanza) /A.4718-A (Moya) Construction transparency act of 2016