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Around the web, December 3

All-New York edition:

  • New York "ranks dead last in 18 of 28 legal categories" on litigation cost, per new Pacific Research Institute report [Lawrence McQuillan, "An Empire Disaster: Why New York's Tort System is Broken and How to Fix It", report in PDF, related McQuillan NY Daily News op-ed with Mark Kriss, NY Post, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and editorial, NJLRA]
  • NY court: doctors can be sued over defense medical exams approving return to work [Turkewitz]
  • Albany's Empire State Plaza ranks among nation's worst architectural crimes [Ann Althouse] And is the New York capital's 9/11 memorial the very worst in the nation, or merely one of the worst? [same]
  • Interlocking organizations surrounding Working Families Party are subject of investigative series in the publication City Hall News [first of series; Henry Stern/NY Civic]
  • "New York State Legislature Passes New Anti-Subrogation Law" [Roy Mura/Coverage Counsel via Eric Turkewitz, who notes that this "is one bill that I've lobbied for in the past with the New York State Trial Lawyer's Association."]
  • Court rebuffs ex-Congressman (and Pace Law School dean) Richard Ottinger over SLAPP suit he filed against critical online commenter [Online Media Daily, Bayard/Citizen Media Law] Goldman Sachs fails in bid to shut down critical website GoldmanSachs666.com, but its owner suffered a heart attack and had to step down from running site during the legal battle [Kevin Funnell]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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