Tort Reform Defeated in 2011-12 Budget

The District II Lobby Day, scheduled for May 10 in Albany, has been put on hold. See Tort Reform Defeated in 2011-12 Budget in the newsletter. The number one issue for Lobby Day communication was the CAP on non-economic damages. Unfortunately, the final New York State budget agreement did not include the CAP we all fought so hard to achieve. The CAP represented our one real opportunity to gain meaningful liability reform this legislative session.

While Lobby Day has been postponed, please know that District II is implementing a new campaign to keep attention on New York State officials who failed to act on this issue. If you would like to get involved, please contact us at

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