New York

New York is ranked #21 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States. Although New York City was named one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments, the state overall was second in the country for having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, and fourth for its handling of scientific and technical evidence.

New York at a Glance

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$4,320 Potential Tort Cost
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0.84% - 2.27% Potential Increase
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The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation

Author: Cary Silverman and James Muehlberger, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. | February 24, 2017 | Research

This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation. Read More »

In the News Today - January 6, 2017

January 06, 2017 | News and Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court justices are slated to discuss four separate petitions for certiorari asking for review of appeals court rulings. Read More »

In the News Today - December 7, 2016

December 07, 2016 | News and Blog

Former U.S. Attorney John Wood said that the decision by Trump to keep NY AG Preet Bharara "suggests that the Feds will continue to keep the pressure on C-suite executives to adopt and maintain strong compliance programs for their companies. Read More »

In the News Today - December 2, 2016

December 02, 2016 | News and Blog

In the last year, the Justice Department has lost three major cases against companies, in what the companies claim were examples of prosecutorial over-enforcement and over criminalization. Read More »

Prosecutors Struggling to Make Case Against Former AIG CEO

October 14, 2016 | News and Blog

"What a destructive precedent it would set if courts decide that running a disciplined organization counts as evidence of complicity in allegedly illegal acts," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board of the New York attorney general's "struggling" case against former CEO of AIG, Hank Greenberg. Read More »

In the News Today -- July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 | News and Blog

Citing the "outsized influence of the trial lawyer's agenda in Albany," Adam Morey, government affairs manager for the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, cites the state's 21st ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey study in calling for passage of legal reforms in the state. Read More »

In the News Today - June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 | News and Blog

The New York Daily News editorial board draws a distinction between the circumstances of the U.S. Supreme Court's vacating the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and the conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Read More »

In the News Today - June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 | News and Blog

Legal publication Law360 reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General under which the company will no longer require editorial employees to sign non-compete clauses. Read More »

In the News Today - May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 | News and Blog

Bank of America Penalty Thrown Out: The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "dealt the Obama administration a major setback in its efforts to levy tough fines on corporations and executives, overturning a civil mortgage-fraud case against Bank of America." Read More »

WSJ Criticizes U.S. Attorney for Fighting Case over Wrongful Insider Trading Prosecution

May 10, 2016 | News and Blog

The Wall Street Journal editorial board rips U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for challenging an order allowing a lawsuit by former hedge fund manager David Ganek against Bharara's office. Read More »

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