Monday, October 25, 2004

Tort lawsuits against the City of New York remain level

The New York Law Journal reports today that New York City's payouts on tort cases have remained steady for the past year. Shoshana Bookson, president of the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association, stated that this demonstrates "that there is no tort crisis in New York and the cries for tort reform are hollow."

Fay Leoussis, Chief of Corporation Counsel (the defense arm for the City of New York), cites that payouts have remained steady because the Law Department is more efficient in covering its caseload. more...>