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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. In The News Today - January 5, 2015

    January 05, 2015 | News and Blog

    The New York Daily News calls for the ouster of Sheldon Silver as Speaker of the New York House, due to Silver's failure to disclose his work for Goldberg & Iryam, "a law firm that specializes in disputing city tax bills on behalf of building owners." ... Read More

  9. In The News Today - December 16, 2014

    December 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. ... Read More

  10. In The News Today - December 15, 2014

    December 15, 2014 | News and Blog

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are reportedly "jockeying" over how to spend "an extra $5 billion" in proceeds from recent bank settlements.... Read More