New York

New York is ranked #21 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Although New York City was named one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments, the state overall was second in the country for having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, and fourth for its handling of scientific and technical evidence.

New York at a Glance

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$4,320 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.84% - 2.27% Potential Increase
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Prosecutors Struggling to Make Case Against Former AIG CEO

October 14, 2016 | News and Blog

"What a destructive precedent it would set if courts decide that running a disciplined organization counts as evidence of complicity in allegedly illegal acts," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board of the New York attorney general's "struggling" case against former CEO of AIG, Hank Greenberg. Read More »

In the News Today -- July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 | News and Blog

Citing the "outsized influence of the trial lawyer's agenda in Albany," Adam Morey, government affairs manager for the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, cites the state's 21st ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey study in calling for passage of legal reforms in the state. Read More »

In the News Today - June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 | News and Blog

The New York Daily News editorial board draws a distinction between the circumstances of the U.S. Supreme Court's vacating the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and the conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Read More »

In the News Today - June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 | News and Blog

Legal publication Law360 reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General under which the company will no longer require editorial employees to sign non-compete clauses. Read More »

In the News Today - May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 | News and Blog

Bank of America Penalty Thrown Out: The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "dealt the Obama administration a major setback in its efforts to levy tough fines on corporations and executives, overturning a civil mortgage-fraud case against Bank of America." Read More »

WSJ Criticizes U.S. Attorney for Fighting Case over Wrongful Insider Trading Prosecution

May 10, 2016 | News and Blog

The Wall Street Journal editorial board rips U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for challenging an order allowing a lawsuit by former hedge fund manager David Ganek against Bharara's office. Read More »

Former NY House Speaker Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

May 04, 2016 | News and Blog

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison, "ordered to pay a fine of $1.75 million and forfeit about $5.3 million he reaped from the criminal schemes of which he was convicted," reports the Wall Street Journal. Read More »

In the News Today - April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 | News and Blog

Prosecutors Ask for Additional Jail Time for Sheldon Silver: Prosecutors asked a federal judge to sentence convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to more prison time than the 10 years suggested by the Probation Department. Read More »

In the News Today - April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 | News and Blog

Woman Walks into Ladder While "Engrossed" in her Cellphone; Jury Awards Her $161,000: They say that walking under a ladder will bring a person bad luck. Apparently, walking into that same ladder while texting will bring you a pot of gold... or, $161,000, to be exact. Read More »

In Wake of Silver Conviction, New York Assembly Democrats Sponsor Asbestos Trust Transparency Bill

April 11, 2016 | News and Blog

Eight New York Assembly Democrats are sponsoring an asbestos trust transparency bill, reports Forbes/Legal Newsline. This comes in the wake of the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver over charges he steered state grant money to a doctor whose asbestos research center then referred patients to a law firm, resulting in millions in fees for Silver. Read More »

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