Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Commonsense Tort Reform

On January 25, 2010, Mayor Bloomberg provided testimony in front of the joint New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee about the impact of Governor Paterson’s proposed budget on New York City.  In this testimony, he clearly endorses the concept of meaningful lawsuit reforms, some of which are actually [...]

Governor Paterson’s Budget Doesn’t Provide Needed Reforms

Governor Paterson’s budget 2010-11 budget proposal, released earlier today, recognizes the need for lawsuit reform by exempting the MTA from frivolous lawsuits but continues to ignore the rest of the State and the many benefits — both fiscal and economical — which New Yorkers could reap from comprehensive, commonsense lawsuit reform. Click here to see [...]

We Couldn’t Agree More!

Check out this editorial from today’s Albany Times Union.  We concur that working for a firm so closely connected with the Trial Lawyers Association represents a significant problem for Senator Sampson and points to the vast influence that the trial bar has had and continues to have over New York State politics.

“Now is not the time for half measures” NYLR comments on State of the State

Mark Kriss, executive director of New Yorkers for Lawsuit Reform, provided comment on Governor Paterson’s State of the State address made earlier today.  “Now is not the time for half measures.  Governor paterson and the members of the New York State Legislature need to adopt commnsense and meaningful lawsuit reform now … before it is [...]

New Years Lawsuit Reform Wishes for New York State

New Yorkers for Lawsuit Reform has sent a letter to Governor Paterson and leaders of the New York State legislature asking them to take up the issue of meaningful lawsuit reform in 2010 to help revitalize our economy.  Click here to see a copy of the press release.  Here’s to a happy and more prosperous [...]