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 - June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015 | Insights

A doctor alleged to have directed mesothelioma patients to the law firm of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver- Dr. Robert Taub-treated a patient 22 days before Silver's firm filed a lawsuit on the patient's behalf, resulting in an $11 million verdict. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Asbestos, New York

In the News Today - June 4, 2015

June 04, 2015 | Insights

The political rivalry between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman heated up this week, as Cuomo's legal department submitted a five-page, 22-question survey to state agency general counsels, asking them to evaluate the performance of Schneiderman's office. (New York Times) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Alabama, New York

Proposed Bill Aims to Force Foreign Companies to Submit to the Jurisdiction of New York Courts

May 18, 2015 | Insights

New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would "make foreign companies submit to the jurisdiction of New York courts as a condition of doing business in the state" in an effort to draw more corporate litigants into its courts. Read More »

Tags: New York

In the News Today - May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 | Insights

A New York judge ruled that a malicious prosecution suit brought by Facebook against several law firms that represented an abusive plaintiff against the company could proceed. The plaintiff, who is now a fugitive, faces criminal charges for fraudulently claiming he had a contract entitling him to an 84 percent stake in Facebook. (Law 360) Read More »

Tags: New York

Silver Maintains Innocence on New Charges and Welcomes Trial

April 29, 2015 | Insights

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pleaded not guilty to additional public corruption charges on Tuesday and said he welcomed a trial. Read More »

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In the News Today - April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 | Insights

Manhattan prosecutors ratcheted up their corruption charges against former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in a new filing on Thursday, saying he accepted money from law firms for which he performed no legal work by way of an intermediary investment account. (Law360) Read More »

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

In the News Today - April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 | Insights

An editorial in The Wall Street Journal considers whether the arrest of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will expose the "rotten links between politicians and trial lawyers" in the state's courts, particularly the Consolidated Asbestos Litigation docket. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

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

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 »

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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

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