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July 22nd, 2011

Ten-Foot Jungle Gyms and the Risks of Life

A recent New York Times piece rightly blames today’s “boring” playgrounds on personal injury lawyers and their parasitic, opportunistic lawsuits that have, during the past few decades, managed to take most of the challenge and practically all of the fun out of jungle gyms and slides . . . → Read More: Ten-Foot Jungle Gyms and the Risks of Life

May 27th, 2011

Personal Injury Lawyers Love New York

Having defeated Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s modest medical liability reform proposals — including a $250,000 limit on noneconomic damages — earlier this year, New York’s trial lawyer-dominated legislature in Albany is now trying to take the already high-liability state’s law in the opposite direction . . . → Read More: Personal Injury Lawyers Love New York

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

May 6th, 2011

Four ‘Judicial Hellholes’ States Ranked as Worst for Business

No one will be surprised to learn that four states notorious for their Judicial Hellholes and Watch List jurisdictions — California, New York, Illinois and New Jersey — have been ranked by corporate CEOs as the worst in the nation for doing business . . . → Read More: Four ‘Judicial Hellholes’ States Ranked as Worst for Business

February 18th, 2011

‘Sue Jersey’ and ‘Sue York,’ Hellholes Together

As reported by the New York Daily News, a New Jersey woman who tried to perpetrate a coupon con on a department store has conspired with a personal injury lawyer relative of hers in Queens, N.Y., to gin up a class action because, she alleges, she’s owed 80 cents. . . . → Read More: ‘Sue Jersey’ and ‘Sue York,’ Hellholes Together

February 10th, 2011

ATRA, NY Ally Take Aim at Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal for More Lawsuits

Tucked in among various belt-tightening job cuts and agency consolidations in the governor’s budget is the proposed creation of a new Department of Financial Regulation, controlled by a governor-appointed superintendent with ominously broad powers to promulgate new regulations and level lawsuits relating to banking, insurance and consumer protection. . . . → Read More: ATRA, NY Ally Take Aim at Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal for More Lawsuits

January 31st, 2011

New York Lawmakers Too Cozy with ‘Slip-and-Fall Racketeers’

In a weekend opinion piece in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, ATRA director of communications Darren McKinney said New York lawmakers must choose between honest, hardworking businessmen and women, or the parasitic slip-and-fall racketeers who are bleeding the state’s economy dry . . . → Read More: New York Lawmakers Too Cozy with ‘Slip-and-Fall Racketeers’

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)

January 24th, 2011

Lawsuit Loan Industry Lobbies for Legalization in ‘Hellholes’ and Beyond

Taking aim at lawsuit loan industry lobbyists and investors now pushing to have their pernicious and parasitic racket legalized in several states, which, in some cases, are home to Judicial Hellholes, ATRA scored a hit with a letter to the editor published in the New York Times . . . → Read More: Lawsuit Loan Industry Lobbies for Legalization in ‘Hellholes’ and Beyond