What Trial Lawyers and Ticks Have in Common: They Spread Lyme Disease

By: Michael Seinberg In 1975, Dr. Allen Steere was sent to Connecticut to investigate a strange cluster of children who had developed arthritis. After diligent research, Dr. Steere and his colleagues discovered the disease we now know as Lyme disease also finding that ticks were the cause. By the early 1990s, two major pharmaceutical companies [...]

Times Union: Proposal Right Down Their Alley

Today, the Albany Times Union shared an article explaining a piece of legislation which would alleviate liability for local small businesses;  bowling alleys. The bill states that if proprietors place signs warning of the dangers of wearing bowling shoes outside, they would in turn be protected from the subsequent lawsuits from slip-and-falls.  This is a very common sense measure which would [...]

Letter: Lawsuit lending a form of legal loan sharking

A response written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, was recently shared in the Albany times Union.  This piece highlighted how lawsuit lending is a form of legal loan sharking. Under this deceptive practice, lawsuit lenders insist that because borrowers are not required to repay if they lose their case, their products are not [...]

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New York Daily News: Shark Patrol

The New York Daily News recently ran a piece written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins on the dangers of lawsuit lending.  The piece recognizes the Daily News for writing about this topic then calls for further action to prevent this predatory practice. An excerpt: “Kudos to the Daily News Editorial Board for rightly [...]

Paying Off Careless People

By: Michael Seinberg The economic and social cost of lawsuits are well-known and much discussed, especially here in New York State, where taxpayers are on the hook for over a billion dollars annually for settlements and judgments. This issue was brought into very sharp focus recently during a contentious city council meeting in Troy, NY. [...]