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LRANY Video Series: “Joint and Several” Liability

This week, to continue LRANY’s video series, we bring you a video on ‘joint and several’ liability.  The legal doctrine of joint and several liability is a theory which permits a plaintiff to recover damages from multiple defendants collectively, or from each defendant individually. Under this doctrine, a defendant who is only 1% responsible can […]

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LRANY Releases Common Sense Agenda

New Leadership, New Opportunities: A Roadmap to Fix New York’s Civil Justice System Today, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, released its common sense five-point legislative agenda for 2016. The plan addresses five key areas that most contribute to lawsuit abuse and excessive litigation in New York’s civil justice system. By virtually every measure, […]

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STATEMENT: Response to the Cuomo, Schneiderman Litigation Risk Partnership from LRANY Executive Director

[hr] November 19, 2015 Response to the Cuomo, Schneiderman Litigation Risk Partnership from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins “We are thrilled that the Governor and Attorney General both recognize the runaway costs of litigation against New York State, our schools, and our municipalities, but New York needs to do more […]

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Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Mayor de Blasio’s Recognition of Frivolous Lawsuits’ Impact on NYC

January 30, 2015 Statement from Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Executive Director Tom Stebbins on Mayor de Blasio’s Recognition of Frivolous Lawsuits’ Impact on NYC “We applaud Mayor de Blasio’s recognition that frivolous lawsuits are major drain on the city coffers. As comptroller Stringer recently reported, New York City spends more on lawsuits than […]

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For Immediate Release: Lawsuit Reform Group Releases “Justice for All” Plan

[hr] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30th, 2014 Contact: Phoebe Stonbely 518.512.5265 pstonbely@lrany.org Lawsuit Reform Group Releases “Justice for All” Plan For Immediate Release (Albany, NY): The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), a nonprofit advocacy group focused on legal reform, released its five-point legislative agenda today, entitled “Justice for All: A Roadmap to Fix […]

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Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York Responds to Proposed Executive Budget

Governor Cuomo’s proposed executive budget addressed many critical issues facing the state – mandate relief, the need for improved infrastructure, and the critical need to rebuild in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Unfortunately, absent from the proposed budget were legal reforms which could save the state and taxpayers hundreds of millions while stimulating private sector […]

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State of the State 2013: Statement From Tom Stebbins

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address highlighted the extraordinary strides New York has taken in the last year.  However, if the state continues to ignore the detrimental effect of our antiquated legal system on our private and public sectors, New York will continue to struggle to add jobs, rebuild our infrastructure and improve our […]