New York

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

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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The Indictment of Sheldon Silver and Its Impact on Legal Reform

January 27, 2015 | Insights

The indictment of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges continues to make headlines, especially as it relates to asbestos litigation abuse and legal reform. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, New York

BusinessWeek Quotes ILR in Column About Sheldon Silver, Garlock and 'Asbestos Corruption'

January 26, 2015 | Insights

"Among the main charges filed against" New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, notes BusinessWeek columnist Paul Barrett "is an allegation that he used his political position to steer asbestos cases to Weitz & Luxenberg, a potent personal-injury law firm based in Manhattan." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

Fisher: Silver Arrest Shows "Seedy Side of Asbestos Litigation"

January 23, 2015 | Insights

Forbes' Daniel Fisher reports on the charges filed against New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, which accuses Silver of "accepting more than $5.3 million in payments from Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York law firm that specializes in asbestos lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

U.S. Chamber Comments on Asbestos Litigation Abuses in Wake of New York Assembly Speaker Indictment

January 22, 2015 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement today in the wake of the indictment of the New York Assembly Speaker. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Asbestos, New York

In The News Today - January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 | Insights

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to establish a commission to study the pay of state politicians, as well as the outside income legislators can earn. Read More »

Tags: New York

WSJ Highlights Case of Federal "Prosecutorial Abuse"

January 06, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes today that the federal government has, for years, "been hiding potentially exculpatory evidence involving former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg" which the feds won't allow Greenberg to make public. Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, New York

In The News Today - January 6, 2015

January 06, 2015 | Insights

Forbes' Daniel Fisher writes about a New York plaintiff's attorney/blogger who "opposes tort reform" and "celebrates" the power of juries to award millions of dollars in damages - but who is "furious" about lawsuits filed against him by people who "didn't like what he wrote in his blog." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics, Securities Litigation Reform, State Tort Reform, New York

In The News Today - January 5, 2015

January 05, 2015 | Insights

The New York Daily News calls for the ouster of Sheldon Silver as Speaker of the New York House, due to Silver's failure to disclose his work for Goldberg & Iryam, "a law firm that specializes in disputing city tax bills on behalf of building owners." Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, State Legal Reforms, Colorado, New York

In The News Today - December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 | Insights

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, West Virginia, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, California

In The News Today - December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 | Insights

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are reportedly "jockeying" over how to spend "an extra $5 billion" in proceeds from recent bank settlements. Read More »

Tags: New York

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