Tort Reform Advocates Bemoan Trial Lawyer Influence in Albany

, New York Law Journal


The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York said yesterday that the deep pockets of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers are an obstacle to its efforts in opposing the state's "scaffold" law and other statutes it contends drive up the expense of doing business in New York through high litigation costs.

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  • Bob Genis

    The article fails to state how much money insurance companies, defense attorneys or interests, and corporations have spent on lobbying. The article fails to address what best promotes safety of the public, what laws will best best protect the public, who are after all, the constituents of our elected officials, and whose interests said officials are sworn to safeguard and protect.

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