New York

New York is ranked #29 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, its lowest score ever. New York City was named one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.

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  1. Sheldon Silver Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    May 14, 2018 | News

    Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty of corruption for the second time. ... Read More

  2. Five Men Charged with Fraud After Running Five-Year, $32 Million Slip-and-Fall Scheme

    May 14, 2018 | News

    Federal prosecutors have charged five men with "a widespread mail and wire fraud scheme" for running a slip-and-fall lawsuit scheme that cost insurers and property owners $32 million over five years, The New York Times reports.... Read More

  3. In the News Today - May 1, 2018

    May 01, 2018 | News

    Sheldon Silver "Blinded by Greed," Prosecutor Says as Retrial Opens; Attorney Dispute Over Asbestos Lawsuit Fees to Continue ... Read More

  4. NY Times: Lawyers, Lawsuit Lenders Violated Privacy, Pressured Plaintiffs to Have Surgery

    April 16, 2018 | News

    A New York Times investigation into the business model of lawsuit lending found that an "assembly-line-like system" run by lawyers and lenders coerced women to have surgery to make them better plaintiffs in mass tort litigation.... Read More

  5. N.Y. State Legislator: Must "Crack Down on the Lawsuit-Loan Wild West"

    April 09, 2018 | News

    A New York State senator said in a New York Post op-ed that it's time for the state to "crack down on the lawsuit-loan Wild West."... Read More

  6. Unpaid Interns Get "Next to Nothing" From Class Action Settlement

    March 27, 2018 | News

    A group of former Ralph Lauren unpaid interns will get $305 each after the plaintiffs' lawyers were awarded $108,000 in fees, the New York Post reports.... Read More

  7. In the News Today - March 26, 2018

    March 26, 2018 | News

    Report Finds ADA Lawsuit Abuse Spiked in New York in 2017; D.C. Circuit Decision Will Limit "Expansiveness" of Telephone Consumer Protection Act... Read More

  8. Federal Prosecutors to Probe Lawsuit Lending Industry, NY Times Reports

    March 20, 2018 | News

    A group of five lawyers told the New York Times that federal prosecutors are investigating the "fast-growing" lawsuit lending industry.... Read More

  9. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  10. N.Y. Lawsuit: "Ancient Grains" Snack Misleading, Also Contains Modern Grains

    February 21, 2018 | News

    A New York plaintiff has filed a $5 million lawsuit alleging the labeling of "Ancient Grain Twists" is misleading since the product also includes modern products, Law360 reports.... Read More