New York

New York is ranked #29 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, its lowest score ever. New York City was named one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.

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  1. In The News Today - February 3, 2015

    February 03, 2015 | News and Blog

    The New York Post opines on the federal investigation into the state Supreme Court's civil division in lower Manhattan.... Read More

  2. Sheldon Silver and the Recipe for a National Asbestos Litigation Racket

    February 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    What do indicted New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, asbestos plaintiffs' firms in New York and Madison County, IL, and a cancer research center have in common? That's exactly the question Joe Nocera answers in his New York Times column this weekend.... Read More

  3. In The News Today - February 2, 2015

    February 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    The New York Post reports that the New York state Supreme Court's civil division in lower Manhattan is reportedly under federal investigation in connection with the indictment of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.... Read More

  4. The Indictment of Sheldon Silver and Its Impact on Legal Reform

    January 27, 2015 | News and Blog

    The indictment of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges continues to make headlines, especially as it relates to asbestos litigation abuse and legal reform.... Read More

  5. BusinessWeek Quotes ILR in Column About Sheldon Silver, Garlock and 'Asbestos Corruption'

    January 26, 2015 | News and Blog

    "Among the main charges filed against" New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, notes BusinessWeek columnist Paul Barrett "is an allegation that he used his political position to steer asbestos cases to Weitz & Luxenberg, a potent personal-injury law firm based in Manhattan."... Read More

  6. Fisher: Silver Arrest Shows "Seedy Side of Asbestos Litigation"

    January 23, 2015 | News and Blog

    Forbes' Daniel Fisher reports on the charges filed against New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, which accuses Silver of "accepting more than $5.3 million in payments from Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York law firm that specializes in asbestos lawsuits."... Read More

  7. U.S. Chamber Comments on Asbestos Litigation Abuses in Wake of New York Assembly Speaker Indictment

    January 22, 2015 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement today in the wake of the indictment of the New York Assembly Speaker.... Read More

  8. In The News Today - January 20, 2015

    January 20, 2015 | News and Blog

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to establish a commission to study the pay of state politicians, as well as the outside income legislators can earn.... Read More

  9. WSJ Highlights Case of Federal "Prosecutorial Abuse"

    January 06, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes today that the federal government has, for years, "been hiding potentially exculpatory evidence involving former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg" which the feds won't allow Greenberg to make public.... Read More

  10. In The News Today - January 6, 2015

    January 06, 2015 | News and Blog

    Forbes' Daniel Fisher writes about a New York plaintiff's attorney/blogger who "opposes tort reform" and "celebrates" the power of juries to award millions of dollars in damages - but who is "furious" about lawsuits filed against him by people who "didn't like what he wrote in his blog."... Read More