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 - 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

  2. In The News Today - July 23, 2014

    July 23, 2014 | News and Blog

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that Travelers Companies should pay more than $500 million "to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from its coverage of policyholder Johns-Manville Corp," reversing a lower court ruling.... Read More

  3. In The News Today - July 8, 2014

    July 08, 2014 | News and Blog

    New York plaintiffs' attorney lobbying organizations spent nearly $1.15 million "to lobby lawmakers against a push to lower awards in civil lawsuits." ... Read More

  4. In The News Today - July 3, 2014

    July 03, 2014 | News and Blog

    Federal prosecutors are "increasingly looking to hit large corporations and their executives with criminal health fraud charges" that so far have mostly been brought against small businesses, a top official in the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday at the American Health Lawyers Association annual meeting.... Read More

  5. In The News Today - June 27, 2014

    June 27, 2014 | News and Blog

    In a 4-2 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the city's health board, which had approved the former Mayor Bloomberg's effort to limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks, "exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority" and infringed powers that otherwise belonged to the New York City Council.... Read More

  6. In The News Today - June 25, 2014

    June 25, 2014 | News and Blog

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced lawsuits against multiple major oil companies, alleging pollution from the companies' use of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).... Read More

  7. In The News Today - June 10, 2014

    June 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    Federal judges have consolidated the pending lawsuits against General Motors into, "a single proceeding," and have deemed the Southern District of New York 'the most appropriate choice' to carry out the case.... Read More

  8. In the News - April 30, 2014

    April 30, 2014 | News and Blog

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued two separate rulings on Tuesday that could, "make it easier for judges to punish lawyers who bring frivolous patent cases." ... Read More

  9. In the News Today - March 18, 2014

    March 18, 2014 | News and Blog

    BP is petitioning the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's decision that proof of causation isn't required under the terms of the gulf oil spill settlement.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - March 10, 2014

    March 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    South Carolina was ranked 39th in ILR's 2012 survey of the 50 states' legal system, but an op-ed in The State says that lawsuit reforms to address the hiring of outside counsel and landowner liability "can restore faith and integrity in the state's civil justice system - at no expense to the taxpayer."... Read More