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January 22nd, 2015

ATRA Calls Corruption Arrest of NY Speaker Sheldon Silver a ‘Turning Point’

A spokesman for the American Tort Reform Association today called this morning’s arrest and filing of federal corruption charges against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver a “turning point” in the effort to combat abuses in the nation’s #1 judicial hellhole . . . → Read More: ATRA Calls Corruption Arrest of NY Speaker Sheldon Silver a ‘Turning Point’

April 8th, 2014

NYC Asbestos Ruling Favors Personal Injury Lawyers over Those Who’ll Become Sick in Future

At the behest of powerful personal injury law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, New York Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler Tuesday reintroduced punitive damages to New York City’s asbestos litigation (NYCAL) with an order that will enrich those lawyers at the expense of the many who will develop asbestos-related illnesses in the future . . . → Read More: NYC Asbestos Ruling Favors Personal Injury Lawyers over Those Who’ll Become Sick in Future

April 4th, 2014

Rock-Climbing Plaintiff, Lawyer Asking To Be ‘Stoned’ By ‘Sue’ York City Taxpayers

A shamelessly foolish rock-climber and his disgraceful attorney are suing New York City taxpayers for the city’s failure to post a “No Climbing” sign near a rock sculpture and thus simultaneously tempting those who’ll foot the bill to stone them . . . → Read More: Rock-Climbing Plaintiff, Lawyer Asking To Be ‘Stoned’ By ‘Sue’ York City Taxpayers

April 2nd, 2013

Punishing Lawyers, Plaintiffs and Witnesses Who Conspire and Lie to Defraud Our Courts

It’s long overdue, but a nascent movement to hold accountable and punish those who pursue fraudulent lawsuits at the expense of taxpayers, consumers and jobseekers may finally be materializing . . . → Read More: Punishing Lawyers, Plaintiffs and Witnesses Who Conspire and Lie to Defraud Our Courts

October 3rd, 2012

New York City’s Tort Liability Soars

Led by a record 2,004 lawsuits against the police department, New York City’s tort liability for the year ending July 31 reportedly grew a whopping 28% . . . → Read More: New York City’s Tort Liability Soars

June 29th, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Lawsuit Seeking to Make All NYC Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has appropriately overturned a lower court that had ruled in favor of disability-access radicals who sought to force all taxis in New York City to become wheelchair accessible . . . → Read More: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Lawsuit Seeking to Make All NYC Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

May 29th, 2012

Three Cheers for Dismissal of ‘Breakfast Club’ Suit

A New York lawyer with nothing better to do than sue his health club for supplying an allegedly insufficient breakfast has suffered a righteous beat-down at the hands of Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Coin . . . → Read More: Three Cheers for Dismissal of ‘Breakfast Club’ Suit

May 9th, 2012

With Hellholes Leading the Way, Bogus Slip-and-Fall Claims Rise Nationwide

A just-released report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows that questionable slip-and-fall claims rose by 12% from 2010 through 2011, and not coincidentally many past and present Judicial Hellholes are where most of these bogus, bottom-feeding lawsuits are filed . . . → Read More: With Hellholes Leading the Way, Bogus Slip-and-Fall Claims Rise Nationwide

September 23rd, 2011

‘Sue’ York City’s Corporation Counsel Calls for Tort Reform

In a cry for help that will almost certainly be ignored by Albany lawmakers who are wholly owned by the plaintiffs’ bar, New York City corporation counsel Michael Cardozo yesterday called for tort reform . . . → Read More: ‘Sue’ York City’s Corporation Counsel Calls for Tort Reform

May 25th, 2011

Kings & Queens of Slip-and-Fall Take Manhattan

For those who keep an eye on the parasitic personal injury bar, it comes as no surprise that the kings and queens of slip-and-fall will gather this July 9-13 for their annual convention in New York City, aka “Sue” York City . . . → Read More: Kings & Queens of Slip-and-Fall Take Manhattan

January 27th, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Asks NY State Bar to Support Tort Reform (Good Luck with That, Mr. Mayor)

As doctors and businesses, fearing meritless lawsuits, continue to leave the hellholish environs of New York state, Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City (aka “Sue York”), is urging members of the state bar association to please, please, please support reasonable tort reform measures, according to the New York Law Journal . . . → Read More: Mayor Bloomberg Asks NY State Bar to Support Tort Reform (Good Luck with That, Mr. Mayor)

December 21st, 2010

New York Keeps Lawsuits Off Golf Course

New York’s highest court today affirmed dismissal of a case brought by one golf buddy against another that was cited as an example of the litigiousness for which New York City gained a mention on this year’s “Watch List.” . . . → Read More: New York Keeps Lawsuits Off Golf Course