New York

New York is in the middle of the pack, ranked 18th for lawsuit climate in America. 

New York at a Glance

NERA Study: Impact of Lawsuit Reform Get the Full Report
$4,320 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.84% - 2.27% Potential Increase
in Employment

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In The News Today - February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | Insights

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking support for a proposal to offer rewards and protections for "whistle-blowers" who provide information about securities fraud if it generates penalties and fines exceeding $1 million. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York, Nevada

WSJ Accuses Feds of "Prosecutorial Abuse," Urges Schneiderman to "Throw Out" Case Against Greenberg

February 20, 2015 | Insights

Last month, The Wall Street Journal editorial board criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for "prosecutorial abuse" for "hiding potentially exculpatory evidence involving former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg" that the feds wouldn't allow Greenberg to make public. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics, New York

In The News Today - February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 | Insights

Investment firm Gray Financial Group Inc. has lodged a suit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest of a wave of challenges against the body's use of administrative courts. Read More »

Tags: Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) , Legal Ethics, Asbestos, New York

Did 'Silver Arrest' Scrutiny Cause Judge to Slash Record Asbestos Payout?

February 13, 2015 | Insights

Since former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's arrest, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Madden reportedly had "come under scrutiny for the sky-high damages that juries in her court have awarded to Weitz & Luxenberg clients." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Legal Ethics, New York

Crain's NY Highlights ILR's Efforts to Rein in Lawsuit Lenders

February 11, 2015 | Insights

"Is this a course we want to take in the U.S. for our civil justice system? Do we want it to become a profit-making entity for private hedge funds?" Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding, Lawsuit Lending, New York

In The News Today - February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015 | Insights

A Hofstra University Law School professor hired by Weitz & Luxenberg apparently found that the law firm did "nothing wrong" regarding its relationship with former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Legal Ethics, New York

In The News Today - February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015 | Insights

Eleven state attorneys generals have lined up behind Mississippi AG Jim Hood in his probe of Google, putting them at odds with the company and the electronics industry. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, State Legal Reforms, Mississippi, New York, West Virginia

In The News Today - February 9, 2015

February 09, 2015 | Insights

"Judges have helped turn Manhattan's special asbestos court into a gold mine for Sheldon Silver's law firm - and a former Long Island congresswoman could also reap the rewards." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Asbestos, New York

In The News Today - February 3, 2015

February 03, 2015 | Insights

The New York Post opines on the federal investigation into the state Supreme Court's civil division in lower Manhattan. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Legal Ethics, State Legal Reforms, Illinois, New York

Sheldon Silver and the Recipe for a National Asbestos Litigation Racket

February 02, 2015 | Insights

What do indicted New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, asbestos plaintiffs' firms in New York and Madison County, IL, and a cancer research center have in common? That's exactly the question Joe Nocera answers in his New York Times column this weekend. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Legal Ethics, Illinois, New York

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