OPINION: Stop letting our hospitals die!

As in recent news, we are continuously seeing our downstate hospitals struggling with the threat of disclosure, the necessary changes to our damaged medical liability system become more evident than ever.  This week, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle shared a piece written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, regarding this growing problem. An Excerpt: “The [...]

When the Foxes Watching the Fox House get Caught

By: Michael Seinberg If you are a regular reader of this newsletter, you know that New York is beset with ridiculous, sometimes laughable, lawsuits.  After reading many of these cases you may asked yourself, “what kind of lawyer would even take that case?”  In many of these cases, the lawyers should be sanctioned by the [...]

Outside Income Disclosure Round-Up

It wouldn’t surprise us if you missed any of the coverage of the New York State Legislature’s disclosure of outside income, since the ‘disclosure’ was strategically released on the eve of a holiday weekend in order to bury the coverage. As Capital New York put it, If Sheldon Silver discloses income on a holiday, does it make [...]

High Court Grants Municipal Ambulance Services Tort Immunity

By: Shawn Lescault In the recent case of Applewhite v. Accuhealth, the New York State Court of Appeals held that municipal ambulance services are shielded from liability when acting for the protection and safety of the public under the doctrine of governmental immunity. The case stems from an incident which occurred in 1998, when a [...]

VIDEO: LRANY Executive Director Tom Stebbins Talks Lawsuit Reform on Capital Tonight

Re: Buffalo Corn Syrup Case

Media Alert: $5 Million Lawsuit- High Fructose Corn Syrup Caused My Diabetes

(Yes, really!) A Buffalo, NY lawyer is suing several food manufacturers claiming that corn syrup causes diabetes: http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/top_stories/670200/buffalo-lawyer-files-lawsuit-against-makers-of-high-fructose-corn-syrup/ It is the beginning of a suspected wave of litigation surrounding food: http://sustainability.thomsonreuters.com/2013/06/14/food-companies-confront-spike-in-consumer-fraud-lawsuits Some of these cases actually win in court, including one case last year against Nutella, a hazelnut chocolate spread.  The plaintiffs alleged that Nutella, [...]