A Sane Ruling? Must Be The End Of The World

By: Michael Seinberg In what some legal scholars are calling a true sign of the end of days, a court in Wyoming actually issued an eminently sensible ruling. The case involved a methamphetamine addict, a stolen car, two injured kids and the unwitting car owner. In December of 2009, Nanette Holbrook returned home from work briefly to retrieve her [...]

VIDEO: The Final Days at Blitz USA

Over the summer, we shared with you the tragic news that gas can manufacturer Blitz USA was forced to close its doors on July 31st, after 46 years of business.  The company was sued into bankruptcy after a wave of lawsuits from misuse of its products extinguished the once booming business.  At its peak, Blitz manufactured 75% of [...]

Tom Stebbins to Be on The Capitol Pressroom Tomorrow

LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom tomorrow morning at 11:20 am with host Susan Arbetter. Be sure to listen in to hear him discuss our recently released study on the monetary influence of trial lawyers in the New York legislature. Follow this link to stream the show live starting  at 11:00 am.

Governor Cuomo Signs Notice of Claim Legislation on Condition of Chapter Amendment

By: Scott Hobson Last June, in the final hours of the final day of session, the legislature passed a bill titled the “Uniform Notice of Claim Act,” which would streamline the process for suing municipalities and government entities. Certainly simplifying the process of getting justice is a worthy cause, but in this case, as is [...]

Doctor, It Hurts When I Do This!

By: Michael Seinberg “Doctor, it hurts when I do this,” said the patient. “Well, then don’t do that,” said the doctor. Old joke, we’ve all heard it except maybe for Mirit Rose Jaron, of East Greenbush, NY who seems to be living it. Ms. Jaron is suing the city and Central Amusements International, the company [...]

Trial Lawyers Spend Over $20M in Albany

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 12, 2012 (ALBANY, NY):  Most Albany-insiders are aware of the financial power of the trial lawyers, but a new report issued today is designed to show the public at large the monetary influence of the group on New York politics.  “The trial lawyers are the largest special interest group [...]