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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All Results for New York

In The News Today - July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | Insights

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that Travelers Companies should pay more than $500 million "to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from its coverage of policyholder Johns-Manville Corp," reversing a lower court ruling. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, New York

In The News Today - July 8, 2014

July 08, 2014 | Insights

New York plaintiffs' attorney lobbying organizations spent nearly $1.15 million "to lobby lawmakers against a push to lower awards in civil lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, New York, Texas

In The News Today - July 3, 2014

July 03, 2014 | Insights

Federal prosecutors are "increasingly looking to hit large corporations and their executives with criminal health fraud charges" that so far have mostly been brought against small businesses, a top official in the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday at the American Health Lawyers Association annual meeting. Read More »

Tags: New York

In The News Today - June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014 | Insights

In a 4-2 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the city's health board, which had approved the former Mayor Bloomberg's effort to limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks, "exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority" and infringed powers that otherwise belonged to the New York City Council. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

In The News Today - June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 | Insights

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced lawsuits against multiple major oil companies, alleging pollution from the companies' use of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Read More »

Tags: New York, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014 | Insights

Federal judges have consolidated the pending lawsuits against General Motors into, "a single proceeding," and have deemed the Southern District of New York 'the most appropriate choice' to carry out the case. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, New York

In the News - April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 | Insights

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two separate rulings on Tuesday that could, "make it easier for judges to punish lawyers who bring frivolous patent cases." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, State Legal Reforms, New York

In the News Today - March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 | Insights

BP is petitioning the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's decision that proof of causation isn't required under the terms of the gulf oil spill settlement. Read More »

Tags: Arbitration, Environmental Litigation, Medical Liability, New York

In the News Today - March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014 | Insights

South Carolina was ranked 39th in ILR's 2012 survey of the 50 states' legal system, but an op-ed in The State says that lawsuit reforms to address the hiring of outside counsel and landowner liability "can restore faith and integrity in the state's civil justice system - at no expense to the taxpayer." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Illinois, New York, South Carolina

In the News Today - November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 | Insights

The Ecuadorian judge who presided over a $19 billion verdict against Chevron was given a pop-quiz on the judgment and had trouble recalling the details. The company alleges it is because a majority of the verdict was written by the plaintiffs' lawyers who sued Chevron, but the judge claims it is due to the passage of time. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Environmental Litigation, New York

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