Not Thy Brother’s Keeper

By: Michael Seinberg We all know that blood is thicker than water, but when it comes to lawsuits, it probably won’t be. In November of 2012, David Gerken, Jr. was attending a Buffalo Bills football game at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo. While attending the game, Gerken became so drunk, he was ejected from [...]

Crain’s New York Business: Tear Down This Law

Crain’s New York Business ran a letter to the editor this week written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins in response to a Crain’s editorial on the ‘Scaffold Law’: ”New York’s stupidest law.” An Excerpt: “Crain’s hit the nail on the head in its recent editorial highlighting the obsolete and costly absolute liability standard of the [...]

Newsday Letter: Trial Lawyers Chase Away Businesses

Newsday recently published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins.  The letter discussed Texas Govornor Rick Perry’s recent ad campaign recruiting people and jobs from New York to Texas where, thanks to numerous tort reform measures passed, they are extremely business friendly. An Excerpt: “Texas Gov. Rick Perry is [...]

The Journal News: Past Time to Scrap Scaffold Law

The Journal News recently ran an opinion editorial about New York’s antiquated ‘Scaffold Law’ which was written by LRANY’s Scott Hobson.   The piece explains our state’s desperate need to reform this unfair law. An excerpt: “New York’s “Scaffold Law” remains the last in the nation, a relic of bygone days and an unsightly monument [...]

Crain’s New York Editorial: New York’s Stupidest Law

Crain’s New York Business ran an editorial today titled New York’s Stupidest Law - the law this is referring to? The New-York-only ‘Scaffold Law’ which holds building owners and contractors absolutely liable for “elevation related injuries,” regardless of the facts of the case or the real liability for the injury. An excerpt: “The scaffold law has been on the [...]

Greed and Insanity Run in the Family

By: Michael Seinberg What’s crazier? Giving away a $460,000 Lamborghini to your contractor or suing a bank for letting you? Now, we all know how tough it is to find a trustworthy contractor, but is the car plus $600,000 a sign of insanity or just thanks for a job well done? Sad to say, a [...]