LRANY Open House Disclaimer

To All Potential LRANY Open House Attendees, Please review the disclaimer below prior to your RSVP. Thank you.    May 8th, 2012   LRANY Open House Disclaimer     I,________________________________________, hereinafter referred to as “this guy,” or “this gal,” agree that the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY), hereinafter referred to as “awesome,” its [...]

Ghosts, Leases, and Lawsuits Oh My!

By: Michael Seinberg Finding a nice place to live has never been an easy task, but for one family in New Jersey, it seems the spirits are against them. And they brought their lawyers too. The couple, Josue Chinchilla, his fiancé Michele Callan, and her two kids moved into a rental house in Toms River, [...]

Join Us for LRANY’s First Annual Open House!

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York will be holding its First Annual Open House on:                                                    Tuesday May 8, 2012 from 5:30-7:00pm                   [...]

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Essay: New York Needs Lawsuit Reform

An essay, titled New York Needs Lawsuit Reform, written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, was highlighted this past weekend in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.  The piece praises Assemblyman Morelle for his recent introduction of a bill which would reduce the rate of interest on judgments to the federal lending rate rather than the current rate of 9%.  The essay [...]

Asbestos Friendly Courts Drum Up More Business

By Michael Seinberg Asbestos has become the bane of anyone who owns property but in New York, it has become the boon of trial lawyers and now, felons. New York’s famously asbestos-friendly courts have now reached a new low. Two convicted felons have filed separate but related lawsuits against a Monticello temple, the Landfield Avenue [...]

WMHT: Why Business Groups Want to Dismantle New York’s Scaffold Law

Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, discusses ‘Scaffold Law’ reform: “Business leaders say the labor regulation, known as the Scaffold Law, places an unfair burden on employers. Currently, employers are held to absolute liability if a worker on a construction site is injured in a fall. Business groups are pushing for bills that would change that. “You could [...]

The Disability Money Machine

By Michael Seinberg The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to provide equal access, opportunities, and jobs to our nation’s disabled citizens.  What the crafters likely did not intend, is that one of those jobs would be professional plaintiff. As The New York Times recently reported, many of our disabled citizens are being used [...]

Man Sues Over Circumcision. After 28 years?

By Michael Seinberg Poor Dean Cochrun. He’s serving time in a South Dakota prison on a kidnapping conviction and while many folks in his position find God, or learn a skill, he lost something: his foreskin. Well, to be more precise, he recently became aware that he had been circumcised at birth. Really? Hard as [...]

Blonde Bombshell Knocked Out in Kinky Lawsuit

By: Michael Seinberg In a knockout that would have made Mohammed Ali proud, a Manhattan Judge dismissed a $5 million lawsuit against boxer Oscar De La Hoya, ordered the plaintiff and her attorney each to pay a $500 fine for filing a frivolous lawsuit and said he would seek to have the attorney’s license suspended. Oh, [...]

New York Tops List of Highest Medical Lawsuit Payouts

The American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes recently posted some very astonishing numbers highlighting the states with the highest medical lawsuit payouts in the nation.  Not surprisingly, New York took the lead with over double the amount spent then its nearest competitor Pennsylvania.  A staggering $677,866,050 was paid out for medical malpractice litigation in NY during 2011. [...]