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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. […]

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Times Union – Letter: Injury Lawyers Use Clicks for Cash

This week, the Albany Times Union published a letter written by LRANY’s Adam Morey. The letter focused on the amount that lawyers spend on online advertising to reign in clients. An excerpt: “It is refreshing to see the legal industry moving toward the use of technology to better serve and cut costs for its clients […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]