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
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In the News Today - April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 | Insights

Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, has faced a deluge of criticism from the federal judiciary of late for his borderline tactics, most recently from Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan who condemned Bharara for orchestrating a "media blitz" in the days following Sheldon Silver's indictment on corruption charges. (New York Times) Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Lending, Legal Ethics, New York, West Virginia

Live-In Financial Watchdogs Proposed by New York's Department of Financial Services

April 17, 2015 | Insights

Independent corporate monitors-individuals who assess the health of a company's compliance program and report on potential legal violations-are often installed in companies that have reached settlements with the government for alleged regulatory infractions. Read More »

Tags: New York

New York Judge Sets Aside $11 Million Ford Asbestos Verdict

April 15, 2015 | Insights

New York Judge Barbara Jaffe set aside an $11 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. on Monday, finding that the plaintiff's general causation expert failed to establish a link between the plaintiff's mesothelioma-related death and his exposure to asbestos when working on automotive parts. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, New York

Judge Won't Toss Silver Indictment But Scolds Bharara for "Media Blitz"

April 13, 2015 | Insights

New York federal judge Valerie Caproni on Friday denied a motion by former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to dismiss corruption charges against him, while taking the opportunity to chastise U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for leading a "media blitz" subsequent to Silver's arrest. Read More »

Tags: New York

Judge: Failure to Probe Silver-Connected Court Would be "Judicial Malpractice"

April 10, 2015 | Insights

Justice Peter Moulton, Manhattan's new chief civil judge, said it would be "judicial malpractice" if he failed to investigate the court that may have facilitated the fast-tracking of asbestos cases brought by Sheldon Silver-linked law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics, New York

In the News Today - April 8, 2015

April 08, 2015 | Insights

On claims that the New York Consolidated Asbestos Litigation docket, or NYCAL, facilitated the fast-tracking of asbestos cases brought by law firms implicated in the Sheldon Silver scandal, Judge Peter Moulton will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow to examine the court's processes. (Forbes) Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

In the News Today - April 6, 2015

April 06, 2015 | Insights

The New York Times profiled class action lawyer Jay Edelson-perhaps Silicon Valley's "most hated person"-whose Chicago-based law firm "has become one of the most prolific filers of privacy class actions" against tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Apple. (New York Times) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, New York

Defense Lawyers Call for Stay on Asbestos Cases Influenced by Sheldon Silver Scandal

April 03, 2015 | Insights

A group of 45 law firms in the coordinated asbestos docket in New York City submitted a 14-page letter to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Peter Moulton arguing the court's rules unfairly advantage big plaintiffs' firms like Weitz & Luxenberg, the firm connected to former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption charges. The lawyers have requested a 60-day hold on some pending asbestos cases. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

In the News Today - April 2, 2015

April 02, 2015 | Insights

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has done an about-face on his 2010 statement that "private attorneys would not represent the State in litigation against BP," and has appointed two Alabama firms to sue the company on behalf of the state. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Asbestos, New York, Alabama

In the News Today - March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes that U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, is being sued by financier David Ganek "for destroying his business and depriving him of due process and other constitutional rights." Writing that Bharara isn't the "first ambitious prosecutor to abuse his discretion," the editorial board hopefully notes the case could become "a referendum on Mr. Bharara's methods and ethics in his campaign against alleged insider trading." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions Around the Globe, Class Actions, New York

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