The lawsuit climate is so bad in New York City (recently named a “judicial hellhole” by the American Tort Reform Association) that New York City finds it more cost efficient to settle most of the lawsuits against it, rather than going to a jury trial. The result of this policy (and, more importantly, this climate) [...]
The American Tort Reform Foundation has named New York City as a “Judicial Hellhole” in a report released earlier today. New York City and New Mexico joined the list this year along with perennial “winners” South Florida, West Virginia, Cook County (Illinois) and Atlantic County (New Jersey). “Lawsuit abuse continues to have a negative impact [...]
The Sunday (December 13, 2009) Utica Observer Dispatch published an opinion article written by New Yorkers for Lawsuit Reform. You can read it here.
New Yorkers for Lawsuit Reform testified last week at a hearing on Medical Malpractice Reform in front of the New York State Senate’s Standing committees on Insurance, Health and Codes. Click here to see a copy of our testimony (PDF file. Right click and select “Save As” to download it to your computer). To view [...]
The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal agrees with the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and reruns the D&C editorial on their pages in an endorsement of New Yorkers for Lawsuit Reform’s position. Click here to see the story.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle agrees that the time is now to reform New York’s outdated and costly legal system. “Specifically, New York must do something about the high cost of lawsuits and high-tort litigation risks. They’re costing taxpayers millions of dollars in higher taxes and increased costs for goods, insurance and health care.” The [...]