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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New ILR Report Says Asbestos Docket Rules Tilt Field Toward Plaintiffs

August 08, 2017 | News and Blog

As a Manhattan appeals court prepares to hear a challenge against a new case management order for New York City's asbestos docket, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's tort reform arm has waded into the fight, arguing in a new report that the changes will tip the scales in plaintiffs' favor, writes the New York Law Journal. Read More »

On the Edge: New York County Asbestos Litigation at a Tipping Point

Author: James L. Stengel and C. Anne Malik, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | August 03, 2017 | Research

This report examines the history and current state of the New York County Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) unit of New York City's state trial court. The analysis concludes that the procedural features that have driven verdicts and settlements higher than those in other jurisdictions are likely to continue under the Revised Case Management Order, absent fresh judicial interpretation and methods of implementation that correct current problems. Read More »

Tort-Reform Groups Applaud Bill to Regulate Litigation Funding in New York

July 24, 2017 | News and Blog

New York State Senator Rob Ortt has sponsored S03911A, which would cap the interest rate for the consumer litigation lending industry at 16 percent, which is New York's civil usury cap, writes the New York Law Journal. Read More »

In the News Today - June 6, 2017

June 06, 2017 | News and Blog

A procedural loophole in New York laws allows "a few politically-connect law firms to game the courts and win themselves massive attorneys' fees by manipulating the truth of their clients' exposure to asbestos." Read More »

In the News Today - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 | News and Blog

In an opinion piece, Thurbert Baker and Tom Stebbins write that "New York desperately needs to pass legislation to apply existing consumer protection laws" to lawsuit lenders. Last month, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a complaint against a lawsuit cash advance firm for allegedly engaging in predatory lending practices. Read More »

Data Breaches Soar to Record Levels in New York

March 23, 2017 | News and Blog

New York businesses disclosed nearly 1,300 incidents of data security breaches in 2016 that compromised 1.6 million residents, writes Law360. Read More »

GM Sues Asbestos Trusts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York

March 07, 2017 | News and Blog

General Motors (GM) filed suits on Monday against asbestos trusts in three separate states seeking recovery of trust money paid to the estate of an employee who also received payments from the automaker to settle asbestos exposure claims. Read More »

ILR's Food Court Paper Continues to Garner Media Attention

March 02, 2017 | News and Blog

ILR's recently released paper, The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation, continues to make news as the New York Post and Candy Industry comment on the "not-so-classy actions" stemming from this type of litigation. Read More »

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 »

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